Breakdown of My Day: 4/14

Every single day of my life is different, despite me trying to have some sort of routine. I thought it would be fun to document random days and moments in my life, no matter how boring or spontaneous.

This is the first one: April 14, 2022.

April 14th was the day after my city was under a tornado warning while I was at a friend’s house, so I got home a lot later than I should have the night before.

3 am – wake up/alarm goes off

  • My Echo Dot wakes me up with “As It Was” by Harry Styles (I ask her to play random songs to wake me up).
  • My color changing bulbs slowly turn on for 30 minutes to wake me up.

3:26 am – get out of bed

  • I slept in yesterday’s dress without unmaking my bed.
    • Literally threw my stuff down last night and hopped into the bed
  • Dress from H&M

3:41 am – write tentative plan for the day

  • Though I know nothing ever goes according to plan

3:48 am – exercise time

  • Currently doing a month of strictly standing abs workouts (results coming early May)
  • Sports bra from Ross

4:08 am – shower & get ready

  • Always listen to an episode of Jemele Hill is Unbothered while getting ready for the day
    • Listened to her interview with Storm Reid on this particular day

4:39 am – leave for work

  • Pants are secondhand from Plato’s Closet
  • Dainty earrings are from local antique shop

4:51 am – arrive at work

  • The inside of my over-the-top locker, decorated with Euphoria jazz, necessary inspirational quotes, and a piece of my valuable Golden Girls

5 am to 2 pm – work shift

  • A coworker gave me a cream cheese-filled blueberry scone, and it was heavenly (definitely the best part of the day).
  • Definitely would give the shift a 5 out of 10
    • Started the day with an emotional breakdown because the woman I normally work with called out for the day
    • Also started the day doing a pointless task and loudly expressing myself with corporate people being nearby (didn’t know that until I walked away)
    • Currently still overthinking about things I said because I hate feeling like I’m overstepping
    • Another day feeling sad but trying not to show it

8:48 am to 9:20 am – first break of the day

  • Typically have two 15-minute breaks, but my team combines the time and does a singular 30-minute break
  • Spent half of break eating and reading; spent other half talking to a coworker I know who keeps things private about my lack of eating and sleeping (though currently doing better)

11:34 am to 12:32 pm – lunch

  • Went on a small grocery store run (where I made awkward small talk with a fellow coworker on his day off) then sat in my car and contemplated literally everything happening in my life

2 to 2:56 pm – get thumb fixed

  • In my haste to leave my friend’s apartment post-tornado the night before, I broke my nail
  • Since my nails were originally done out of town, I chose an off-the-wall color
    • Now my thumbs look a little weird and match the rest of my fingers not at all

3:18 pm – arrive home

3:41 pm – end phone call with grandma

  • Caught up with my grandmother as soon as I stepped through the front door
  • Changed clothes immediately (absolutely love jumpsuits for around the house clothing)
  • Jumpsuit is from TJ Maxx

3:59 pm – start laundry

  • Focused on darks because work uniforms and seems to be all I wear during my 40 hours
  • Always wear these slippers when going to laundry facility
    • Slippers are secondhand from Plato’s Closet
  • Completely flabbergasted price for laundry was raised

4:15 pm – clean apartment

  • Lit two stress relief candles to add to cleanliness & calm vibes cleaning provides
  • Utilize completing home tasks to listen to albums I’ve never heard before
    • D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape by Dreamville & J. Cole
    • I Know NIGO! by Nigo

5:34 pm – make cookies for friend

  • Wanted to make cookies for my friend because I like doing nice things for my friends/surprising them. That’s pretty much it.
  • Type of cookie: Oatmeal Raisin

7:06 pm – time with my bestie

  • A time of healing I wasn’t expecting
    • Very wholesome vibes
  • Developed a love for $5 macaroni & cheese empanadas

10 pm – record podcast

  • Ended up hating the footage and re-filmed the next day

11:44 pm – try to sleep

  • I ended up getting 3.5 hours of sleep, which is the most sleep I had gotten all week.
  • I know that’s unhealthy, but I’m getting it together and have an explanation (even if it’s stupid).

about the author

Jamilah is a college graduate in her early twenties who wants to live and learn and love herself while fighting the anxiety fight.

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