8:42 AM: I’m awake but still in bed, looking at my phone. First is snapchat because I like the watch my friend Lauren’s snapchat story from her days in Japan. It would be 9:42 PM in Tokyo so I look at all her snaps from her day. Then I look on facebook, don’t know why. My newsfeed is always filled with random posts from people I never talk to in real life. I save instagram for last because it is the most exciting, looking at pictures from National Geographic.
9:35 (or later) AM: Ryan strolls into the lobby with a banana and his coffee. Coffee first, punctuality second. This only stresses me out on Monday mornings when we have 10am team meetings.
10:30 AM: Changed out of our biking clothes and getting all settled in at work, Ryan makes more coffee. He makes enough for the office so he probably has favorite intern status. We usually eat a midmorning snack (aka half our lunch) at this point because we’re so hungry from biking.
12:45 PM: Start talking about how hungry we are again and how we’re taking a lunch break at 1pm.
1:37 PM: After we eat lunch and Ryan has made me feel like a fat lard because all he eats is spinach-based, vegetable-filled salad Ryan listens to me complain, about how much I want chocolate or cookies or cookies that have chocolate in them.
2:22 PM: I get so tired of sitting and go to the only table in the office that’s tall enough for me to use while standing. Everybody, especially Ryan, judges me. Haters gon’ hate. I just keep on workng on our spreadsheets or business plan. SO. MANY. SPREADSHEETS. It’s a love-hate relationship.
3:14 PM: Time for another break where we talk about cycling around the country, future plans, and many other random topics. Most of the bosses have “left” for the day, but it doesn’t mean they stop working. The kids from the community center sometimes roll in at this time, and Ryan makes his millionth cup of coffee for the day. I start daydreaming about skiing or my next biking adventure before making the final push to concentrate on work for the day.
4:00 PM: Some afternoons we have calls or in-person visits with other coworking spaces. We’ve been fortunate enough to be welcomed into the Detroit coworking community with open arms.
5:15 PM: Changd and back on our bikes for the 3+ mile ride home with a head wind.
Purposefully, I try to not fall into a routine for my evenings after work. Sometimes I’ll stop at a coffee shop or the grocery store on my way home. Sometimes I’ll go for a run or go to the gym. Sometimes we’ll have movie nights or go to Slow Roll. One day I stayed downtown after meeting with a coworking space and read in Campus Martius. Half the nights we end up watching movies and eating raw cookie dough. As the night winds down I like to work on my personal blog, look for jobs, and catch up with friends and family. The last part of my day is usually deep conversations with Divya, after everyone else has gone to bed.