Did you attend higher education or technical school? If so, what did you study, and does it have anything to do with your current job?
What do you do in your current job?
Are you currently working on a side hustle or passion project and what does that entail?
If you are juggling a side hustle or multiple jobs, how do you find a balance between them?
What does a typical day in your work week look like?
|I'm not a morning person and I hate being rushed, so normally my mornings are very slow. I get ready then spend a few minutes outside with my dog to get some fresh air and vitamin D. I grab a quick breakfast bar and fill up my water cup. If I packed orders the day before, I gather them and head to the post office to drop them off. Luckily for me (but not my bank account) there are three coffee shops right by my post office and I always take the opportunity to grab an iced coffee.
|11:00 AM to noon
|Once I get home, I print any orders that came in and start packing them. This is one of my favorite parts about owning a business. Packing the orders feels so personal to me and I love seeing where my products are traveling to.
|During this time, I film content for TikTok and Instagram. Social media is a huge part of my business so I like to dedicate time to creating content for several platforms. I like to batch content within this hour so that I have several videos or photos that are ready to use when I need the content.
|My Instagram feed is a mixture of photos and my digital art. During this time, I draw my post for the day. If I don't already have an idea for a post, I normally scroll through Pinterest to get inspiration for a quote or graphic. Typically, posts take me between one to two hours to create. Some days my creative juices are flowing and I'm able to draw and other days I struggle to come up with anything and end up with nothing—and that's OK. I've learned that the world isn't going to end if I don't upload a post to Instagram.
|I have a late lunch with my husband. He also works from home, so we like to have our lunch together every day.
|I usually post on Instagram around 3 PM, so I take this time to scroll and engage with other accounts and go through my DMs (direct messages) and answer as many as I can.
|If I still have orders that I didn't get to earlier in the day, I try to get through them. If I don't have orders, I like to check my inventory and supplies to see what is low in stock and order restocks.
|I like to dedicate time to brainstorm new product or content ideas. I have a list in my Notes app full of different ideas.
|My husband and I cook and eat dinner and then we take our dog out for his nightly walk.
|9:00 PM and on
|The rest of the evening is spent relaxing, watching TV, scrolling TikTok, or reading a book. Then I shower and get ready for bed.