I realized as I sat down to write this post that I’ve been doing these day-in-the-life (also known as “DILO”) posts intermittently for nine years now.
In 2008, I was 27, finishing up my bachelor’s degree. The most stressful thing in my life was homework and riding the train to and from school. At the time, it felt completely overwhelming, but sometimes, honestly, I’d give anything for the most stressful thing in my life to be homework again. 🙂
My older DILO posts were posted on Flickr from when there was an active group doing them each year when the season changed. I also did one when I was Stephanie Langford’s assistant at Keeper of the Home. And then I also have a few laying around here. Most of them are probably not interesting to anyone but me, but I like to have these records, primarily to remind myself of what life was like at a given time, especially with one child….or how things changed after C came along. And I know when other people have done them, it’s been neat to see how they structure their days, especially those who have a similar family setup as we do.
It’s always interesting for me to go back and see what I was doing at a given time. I think one of the very early ones had me going to class in the morning, then coming home to have lunch and watch a few episodes of Ugly Betty, before taking a nap. What a life.
The DILO chronicle I’m sharing today is from this last December, so you’ll see a few of our Christmas traditions thrown in there. It’s very picture-heavy, so you can partake in my day after the cut. 🙂