Ask DN: What's your daily schedule?

over 8 years ago from Cameron Moll, Founder at Authentic Jobs

  • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I’m often wary when people share their personal schedules, because oftentimes I think people make them up in order to seem more put together/impressive than they really are. But since Cameron’s was so family-centric (like mine is) I'll give it a go ;)

    • 6-7am – Either my 8yo daughter comes into the bedroom or my twin 2yo boys wake up and I go get them from their bedroom
    • 7-8:10am – Change diapers, get all the kids fed, get daughter ready for school. If I'm going into the office for my dayjob I get myself washed & dressed, if I'm working from home I just get dressed ;)
    • 8:20am – Bus stop and then either I drive into work in Uptown Charlotte or I go back home
    • 9-9:30am – Email, Twitter, Slack. Loosely prep for the day.
    • 12 – Lunch with co-workers if I'm at work, with wife and boys if I'm at home
    • 1 – Back to work
    • 5 – If I'm at office I head home, If I'm at home I go get my daughter from the bus stop
    • 6-7 – Family dinner
    • 7-9 – Get boys ready for bed, homework with daughter, daughter gets her 30 mins of laptop time (either coding or, more often than I'd like, Minecraft ;), then reads until 8:30-9 and I sing her Ben Folds’ "The Luckiest" and put her to bed
    • 9-12ish – Do household chores, watch a show or two with my wife, Twitter, work on
    2 points
    • Cameron MollCameron Moll, over 8 years ago

      I'm also wary, too. Yet while our schedule varies daily as it does for everyone else, a fixed routine of school, soccer practice, etc. means that weekdays are pretty predictable (and therefore documentable) for our family.

      2 points
      • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 8 years ago

        Yeah, I realized that after reading yours. I, just like everyone else, always wish I could be more regimented in my daily work – but when I actually thought about my average day, I realized it is naturally regimented just from the fact that it's built around the fam.

        Good way to start the day, thanks Cameron. Now back to work! ;)

        0 points
    • Michael GreenMichael Green, over 8 years ago

      I've always dreamed of having a daughter and singing her "The Luckiest"! Random connection!

      1 point
      • Adam HowellAdam Howell, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

        Ha! My wife and I danced to it at our wedding, and I've sung it to my daughter for 8 years straight now.

        She says she'll never get tired of it, but I know that one day she’ll of course grow out of it, so even though I've sung it over 2000 times I still try and relish every single one ;)

        2 points