7.08.2014

A Day in the Life: I want to hear about yours!

I thought it might be kind of fun to share what a typical day in each of our lives is like for this week’s edition of Confessional Friday. One thing I’ve always liked about this blog is the audience it has drawn in. I love that, in one post, you can find comments from young moms, girls in college and women in their forties or fifties. Some are married, some are not. All come from different backgrounds, cultures, places around the U.S. (and the WORLD), and completely different life experiences.


So.

I’d like for each of us to confess what it’s like to spend a day in our shoes. Describe your routine, where you go, what you do, emotions you deal with throughout the day, things you struggle with on a day-to-day basis, your favorite part of the day…you get the drift.

For instance, I have a friend who, at one time, spent time in Somaliland, (bordered by Ethiopia and Djibouti on the continent of Africa), teaching English to a group of amazing kiddos. (You can read her story here.) I remember when she was teaching there I would think, “What’s it like for her to wake up every morning and go through her day?”

Now I realize we aren’t all globe-hopping English instructors, but I do know that there’s a lot of diversity in jobs, places we live, day-to-day experiences, etc. And I’d love to get to know you all better.

My only rule: you MUST keep it real. I want to see the dirty dishes, the second-day hair, the outfit for work that got thrown together at the last minute, pics of the graham-cracker-covered little baby that makes your heart go pitter-patter. A photo of the alarm clock after hitting the snooze button for the fifteenth time.

The McDonalds dinner you ate. (Come on...we all do it...) The gym session you canceled in order to watch The Bachelorette. 

Maybe you have a special needs child. Maybe your spouse or partner is overseas serving the country in a dangerous part of the world. Maybe you have a high-stress, high-risk job, yourself. 

Or maybe the way you choose to live your life is viewed as taboo or strange where you live. 

I want to see all of it.

Unless, of course, your day is seamlessly smooth all the time like mine. (Insert tongue in cheek.)

The Rules
1. Be nice to other link-up participants. The way you live may seem strange to them, too. But let's all be respectful of the way in which we choose to run our day-to-day lives, okay? Any rudeness to other commenters or link-up participants will absolutely not be tolerated. And yes, I'll be policing.

2. Keep it clean. I want y'all to give us a peek into your lives, but not, um, into your bedrooms, okay? ; ) (You would be AMAZED at the crap some people have tried to share through Confessional Friday before...yikes!)


If you want to link up with this special edition topic, “Confessional Friday: A Day in the Life”, just write your post as usual and come back here Friday to link up. 


I really, really hope you’ll all play along. Let’s take a glimpse into each others’ lives for a day!

9 comments:

  1. that sounds like fun, i'll play along

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  2. Wishing I blogged because this sounds fun!

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  3. I love this idea. I will need to get my act together and link-up!! Great idea girl.

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  4. I love love love this idea! Can't wait to join the pastry on Friday! :)

    Http://www.BabyAandMamaJ.blogspot.com

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  5. Great idea, Leslie! Reading someone else's "a day in the life" is always an eye opener for me. Brings me back down to Earth a little that my problems are not always so bad. Can't wait for Friday!

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  6. I have been wanting to do a post like this, and this is the perfect excuse :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  7. Sounds like so much fun! I'm gonna plan on doing this! (which will be my first time linking up with Confessional Friday) Great idea!

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