Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Day in My Life

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A Day in My Life

I’m a writer, so my days start with me checking email and my to-do list.

Since I’m at the tail-end of recovering from a foot injury, I haven’t been been able to exercise too much over the last several weeks. Normally, I’d either lift weights or do about 20 minutes of cardio exercise in the morning to get my blood flowing, and I’m trying to gently get back into those habits as my foot finishes healing.

Several days of the week I do some online volunteer work that involves reviewing books and writing guest posts. I like to switch between working on that stuff and writing my own stories and blog posts. If I can’t figure out what should happen to one of my characters next, writing a review might help. And vice versa!

Right now I’m looking into finding another volunteer gig that would involve interacting with people in person for a few hours a week. I love what I do, but I also think it would be good for me to get out of the house a little more often. The combination of winter and having a foot injury that restricted how much walking I could do – especially on slippery surfaces –  was tough at times, to be honest with all of you. I’m glad I’m healing and am looking forward to socializing more with friends and loved ones in the near future.

During the rest of the year, afternoons or evenings are a great time to go outside for fresh air and more exercise. This could be as simple as a walk around the block or to run a few quick errands in my neighbourhood, but it occasionally involves longer periods of time spent in nature if we’re having truly beautiful weather that day. (My husband works from home, too, so we’re quite lucky to have this kind of flexibility).

The Eastern Ravine at High Park. Photo credit: Rokker.

Toronto is filled with parks of all sizes, from tiny little scraps of leftover land just big enough for a bench and a couple of small trees to urban forests like Toronto Island or High Park that have walking trails, pretty picnic spots, beaches, public pools, adventurous capybaras that occasionally escape from the free zoo, and so much more. No, that is not a joke. It really happened, and it was big news here for a while.

Since it’s not quite warm enough outside yet to do one of those longer visits to nature, here are some TV shows I really like to watch later on in the day:

  • Modern Family
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • The Orville
  • The Good Place
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • The Magicians

Keeping up with these programs has been the source of a lot of joy for me this past month! I’m so grateful for them.

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16 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Day in My Life

  1. Volunteer work sounds fulfilling and a good way to get out of the house. I hope your foot feels better soon and you’ll be able to get back into your routine!

    • Thank you very much!

      Yeah, the more I think about volunteering, the more I like that idea. Just need to find a place that’s a good fit for me (and vice versa!)

  2. Okay, so I had no idea you were a writer, that’s awesome. Second, capybaras are rodents and rodents are the most mischievous creatures I’ve ever met. When my older girl was still playing tennis, I’d take her to the park and walk while she played. There was a lady who was there regularly with her two cappys. Sweetest animals ever.

    Anyway, I love the buggers so I got a bit off track. The Good Place has become a favorite show of mine, am really curious to see what they do this next season.

    My post!

    • Thank you. 🙂

      I didn’t you could take a capybara to the park. That must have been a very cool thing to see in person!

      And, yeah, The Good Place just keeps getting better and better. I can’t even begin to imagine what they’ll do next.

      • I think that, if it’s on a leash and not dangerous, you can bring it to a public park here. They’re really chill animals, too. They just stand around and eat the grass.

        I agree. My only complaint is that I watched the first season on Netflix and it was annoying to have to wait a week for each new episode this last season. LOL

  3. Do y’all have Meals on Wheels up there? Or volunteer at your local animal shelter to walk dogs or social kitties 🙂

    I’m dying to watch The Orville, but my TBW list is SOOOOOO long already and who has time for TV?

    Thanks for visiting earlier!

  4. I’ve discovered it’s important to maintain some IRL contact…I go out to lunch with friends weekly and try to stay involved with my community drama group when I can. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Echo Ishii

    Toronto sounds lovely!
    Having contact with people is really important. I hermit by nature, but I had to realize that I needed more outside social activities.

  6. Great post. I used to love to watch Modern Family. 🙂

  7. I’d love to visit Toronto. It looks lovely.

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