If you’ve been following me long enough, then you’d probably know that I am just an average jane. No fancy place to stay, no beautiful backdrops at home, no glamorous work to talk about. I’ve seen different versions of A Day in the Life, but I have yet to see a post that features the daily struggles of commute, or the routinary work that they have to face on a daily basis. So that’s what I’m sharing with you guys! I know my life isn’t as interesting, but at least there’s a comfort on knowing that you are not alone with your battles of everyday hustles. He he!
These photos chronicles my activities from last Tuesday. 🙂
My usual routine goes like this: wake up at 8:00 AM, laze around in bed until 8:30, rush into fixing myself until 9:00, then travel to the office and make it to my 10:00 AM shift.
However, last Tuesday, Mark decided to pay me a visit and have breakfast together on a rainy morning. I woke up at 7:00 AM and hang around with him until 8:30 AM. We had coffee and toast, mixed with our mundane stories and inside jokes.
|The bus ride to work|
My daily commute to work goes like this: take a jeepney going to Monumento, take a bus going to Mother Ignacia, and then take a tricycle going to our office. Despite the rain last Tuesday, my travel was rather peaceful, being able to get into a spacious bus and ending up having a seat. Most of the time, I’m forced to stand up on the bus as it is already full when it stops at Monumento. This is also where the fun begins — people stomping on your foot as they made their way to the door, people trying to push you instead of saying excuse me, men unknowingly smothering you with their crotch as you innocently sit near the aisle, and many others. Oh, what a journey.
|Guess I did the right thing on wearing my boots today!|
Tuesday was a pretty slow day. We had our work suspended a day before, so naturally, there’s nothing much to check on my e-mail during the morning. If you’re wondering what my work is, I am actually part of the Marketing team and I handle network promotions. I coordinate with a bunch of people on a daily basis, so pretty much my e-mail plays a huge role on my daily workload.
|Typical work desk|
During lunch time, I had my usual break at the conference room with my colleagues. We talked about a lot of random things, as per usual. Most of the time, my friends and I would go down after eating to buy coffee or just enjoy a quick stroll before getting back to work.
I spent the next 8 hours staring at my computer screen, shooting countless e-mails, creating cost estimates and decks, casually going to my friends’ table to talk, and pretty much browsing the internet.
By 6:00 PM, I was fetched by the team that handles the weekly draw for our on-going promotion, and went to their office to actually pick the winners from a bunch of entries. Guys, if you feel like joining network promotions (a.k.a. those promos that have drop boxes) are dubious, I tell you, there really are people winning these things. I picked the winners myself, y’all!
|Kind of stranded, really|
The draw was rather quick, and I went back to the office just in time to go home. However, the rain was pouring heavily, and we were kind of forced to stay back for a couple more minutes. We ended up going out of the office at past 8:00, and that is where the stress begins.
|EDSA Lights – North Bound|
As expected, the traffic was very heavy, it made EDSA look like it was a giant parking lot. I usually take the bus going home, but since the road is congested as hell, I decided to take another route via MRT. Since I’m going north bound, there wasn’t any hassle in terms of getting on the train. I went down at North Avenue station and then decided to line up for the jeepneys going to Monumento. And man, wasn’t that one of the worse decisions of my life.
|The liiiiine. Monumento jeepneys are located at the farthest area|
Little did I know that I would actually be lining up for almost 2 hours. My usual travel time is 45 minutes from work up to our house, but since the traffic was crazy, most jeepneys got stuck, and I had to endure the long ass line for hours. I felt that my legs went jelly, standing up for a long time, and when I finally had my turn to get into the jeep, I took all the energy that I have to stop myself from screaming “yahoo”. I went down at Monumento and took another jeep going home. I was able to reunite with my bed by 11:30 PM.
|Kicking them boots off!|
I plan to write this post last Tuesday, but since I was extremely exhausted, I ended up sleeping right after I fixed myself for bed. I was able to check in with our orders though (we still have a couple coming in even if The Dream Shirt went on an indefinite hiatus) and reply to a couple more e-mails and inquiries. By the time that 12:00 MN hit, I was already falling asleep.
THE NEXT DAY
I was extremely thankful as the work was suspended the next day! It wasn’t as rainy as expected, but an extra day off is definitely something to be happy about.
My everyday life is kind of the same with what I’ve written above, only it differs from time to time when it comes to work loads and after work activities. How about you? What’s a day in your life? Feel free to tag me if you happen to write about your day as well! 🙂