Friday Five: A Day In The Life Of MOI!

After a couple weeks off I’m excited to be participating in the Friday Five with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar. This week’s topic? A day in the life of.


I have to admit. I didn’t quite know how to approach this one. I have so much on my plate that each day is different from the last. The only thing that’s consistent is going to work from 9 to 5 and even that isn’t the same on Fridays where I work from 8 to 4 instead.

So I’m going to keep it simple and just go over how Thursday was.

7:00 AM – I spent the night at my boyfriend’s so I have to wake up earlier than normal to get ready for work. My original plan was to wake up at 5:30 so I could go running but after a lengthy debate with my boyfriend the night before, he (somehow) convinced me that getting 7 ½ hours of sleep before a midterm was more important than waking up early enough to go running. He was being so annoying I let him win, but by yesterday evening I was so so glad I took his advice, even if I was annoyed that I couldn’t squeeze in a run.

7:30 AM – I’m out the door to drive to work. I can leave for work at 8 but that means I have to take the ICC and pay $4. If I can leave thirty minutes earlier I can take the back roads that are cheaper, more scenic, but also a little longer.

9-5 – Work! I work for a university as an advisor/recruiter/paper pusher/little bit of everything. I like my job and every day is different. Thursday was very busy, which was good because I didn’t have enough time to worry about my impending midterm.

My work family!
My work family!

5-6 – Rush to Harris Teeter to pick up some healthy munchies, grapes and popcorn, so I won’t be hungry during my midterm, I don’t have a lot of food in the house because I’m trying to eat it all before I leave for Chicago on Saturday, I also knew I wasn’t going to have time to cook dinner so grapes and popcorn it was!

6-9:00 – IT’S MIDTERM TIME!! The midterm was take home, but timed, and we still couldn’t use notes or anything. Despite all my stressing out, once I received it I breathed a sigh of relief, because I knew how to answer every question, my studying paid off! I’m scared to be too confident though, because what if I jinx myself, but I’m pretty sure I did well on it.

8:30-12 – I finished my midterm with 30 minutes to spare, and then it was time to unwind, catch up on the Mindy Project, talk to my boyfriend, do laundry, start packing for Chicago, get started on some more studying that needs to be done, Snapchat with my sister, work on my blog post for today, crochet for a bit because I need to do something that is relaxing and doesn’t involve looking at a screen, look at the clock, freak out because it’s an hour later than I wanted to go to bed, and finally, SLEEP!

I know that’s actually 6 things but I couldn’t fit it all into 5 things! I also don’t know if seeing my entire day spelled out makes me feel more or less stressed…

What munchies would be your favorite picks?

Friday Five: All About Me!

I’m linking up again with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for the Friday Five! Last week’s was so fun, I knew I had to do it again. I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

This week’s theme is Five Things About Me so I guess you’re going to get to learn some fun things about Moi! Enjoy!

Silly selfie, because why not?
Silly selfie, because why not?

1. I am currently getting my master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Last semester I was only taking one class to ease myself into working full time and going to school part time. This semester I’m taking two classes, one of which will be held on Saturday morning, which sucks, but I’m also excited about the class. Plus it doesn’t start until 10am so I have a little time to sleep in! I’m nervous, but also excited.

2. I have never been, nor do I believe I ever will be graceful. I am one of the clumsiest people I know. Apparently, I also felt the need to prove this fact this week as evidenced by my sprain! I am always finding new bruises on my legs and arms, and I have been known to trip over my own feet when I am just standing still, it’s a talent. My friends soon learn to ignore my random yells of “Ouch!” unless I start screaming in obvious pain.

3. Pandas are my favorite animal. Always have been. I used to go to the National Zoo every summer to see the pandas, and whenever there’s a new baby panda I HAVE to make a visit to see it. I have so many pictures of the pandas it’s ridiculous, and my collection of panda merchandise is a little crazy, lots of panda stuffed animals, and my favorite? A panda necklace my boyfriend got me for Christmas.

See, lots of panda pictures!
See, lots of panda pictures!

4. I’m crafty! Mainly crochet or jewelry making. Unfortunately, as my schedule has gotten busier I have had less and less time to spend actually doing this but it’s something that I find very relaxing when I get the opportunity. Half of my walk in closet is serves as storage space for my yarn and bead collection, which doesn’t usually stop me from buying more.

(insert picture of my yarn stash that I 100% forgot to take, whoops!)

5. I am a pretty adventurous eater but I absolutely HATE chickpeas and okra. The smell of either makes me gag and if I end up having to eat either I end up feeling nauseous. The few times I have ordered a dish that involved either of those two items I have turned from a normally well adjusted adult to a toddler who freaks out when she finds her food has been consorting with the enemy. One of these experiences is how I found out chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans. Funnily enough though, I will eat hummus as long as it’s flavored and doesn’t actually taste like chickpeas.

Well that’s all there is. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Friday Five: What’s In My Gym Bag?

This Friday I’ll be joining Mar, Courtney and Cynthia for the Friday Five. I saw the topic for this Friday is five things in your gym bag and thought it was perfect timing as this was my first week back to a traditional gym in quite some time.

Having said that even though I wasn’t attending a traditional gym I still kept a gym bag for quick changes after work before my runs.

So without further ado, the five things you can (hopefully) find in my purple gym bag.

Figured this was the perfect excuse to post yet another picture of my gym bag, which I love!
Figured this was the perfect excuse to post yet another picture of my gym bag, which I love!

1. Work out clothes: Can’t forget the essentials. As I usually am changing for the gym at work or the gym these are a must. Now whether ALL my workout clothes are there is another story, sometimes I like to forget things like my sports bra. I need to keep things interesting somehow!


2. Hairbrush, bobby pins, hair ties: I usually wear my hair down at work, so I need to be able to pull it back at the gym or before my runs.

3. Yurbuds: These are a must if I’m going to be running on the boring boring treadmill in the winter. (I run without music if I’m outside). I sometimes listen to music while running, but I’ve recently taken to listening to podcasts, most recently, Gilmore Guys, which is hilarious and everyone should listen to it!


As you can see I only have one cover on my yurbuds. This is the result of an unfortunate clumsy moment on the treadmill where the rogue cover went flying to heaven only knows what corner of the gym. After crawling around on my hands and knees, using the flashlight app on my phone to look under treadmills, and eliciting what I’m sure were very concerned stares about my sanity from the other gym members I finally gave up and accepted it was lost. My replacement covers will be, hopefully, delivered to me soon.

4. Running shoes: I need something to wear on my feet when I’m running!


5. A lock: This is a recent addition. I dug out my lock from middle school (I do indeed still have it) and am now using it to secure everything in the locker room.

What do you keep in your gym bag?