Welcome to my first [travel] day in the life. Seriously, one of the biggest reasons I wanted to work for me, myself, and I is because I LIVE for the idea of always being on the go.
Experiencing new things, places, foods. Everything. Like my bucket list is embarrisingly long – do you guys want to see a post on that?? Anyways, obviously with COVID traveling is pretty limited but super thankful that most of the New England states (I’m from Connecticut by the way) are safe to travel. So if I’m going to social distance I might as well do it from a cute cabin in Maine right??
So we (Andy and our two dogs Arrow and Scout – yes my dogs are basically world travelers) took a week-long trip to get away and get into fall. It’s still so freaking green here I’m over it. You can catch the first two parts visiting Stowe, VT and Bar Harbor, ME.
I wanted to show you what a day in the life looks like doing some light site seeing and working (obvs because we still gotta make that money).
As always if you’re more of a visual person you can watch the youtube video here get a look at the town and everything else:
When I’m away traveling I try my best to still do a morning routine. Does it happen every day? No. And when I do do it it’s more like an express version.
I started my day with some tea and a little bit of reading and “journaling”. I’m currently sort of re-reading You Are a Badass at Making Money.
I have this problem where I’m constantly reading but I get distracted so easily so I start like 100 books and my completion rate is like 5% it’s bad. But regardless, my goal for the most part is to read 1 chapter a day.
I can get into a whole post on my morning routine but this is the first year I’ve actually started reading in the AM and it does so much for your brain I swear. I’m also working through the Style Your Mind For Success workbook from Cara Alwyll Leyba. I’m not a “write about your feelings” kind of person (obviously totally cool if you are) so I like that I get prompts and can write a short few sentences.
I did a little bit of light work. I usually start my days with a little bit of organization, looking at my calendar and time blocking everything that I need to get done. After a bit of work I got ready and walked to get coffee. We stopped by Downshift Coffee in downtown Belfast. Our Airbnb was like a 5 min walk which was amazing. Fun fact I HATE driving. I would walk or bike everywhere if I could. I got a cappuccino with oat milk and it was really good also bonus points that the coffee lids weren’t made of plastic #ecofriendlyforthewin.
After coffee, I get to work and try to pump out as much as I can, it depends on the day sometimes I get a full day of work in (like today) and other times I do a little less. I’ll admit I was really badly prepared this time around or else I would have done a lot of work before leaving but you know keeping it real life happens.
Today was a really creative content-heavy day. I was publishing a YouTube video (my October Halloween Play with Me in my Bullet Journal) and writing a few blog posts, emails that sort of thing.
Not going to lie this was not one of those picture-perfect days that people curate for that enviable content. But honestly, I’m rolling with it because I’m all about the honest and raw sides to life, not just this dollhouse approach. I ran into about 10001 tech issues with the YouTube Video, my camera, storage issues it was one thing after the other.
I am brand new to YouTube and travel blogging so there’s a learning curve and I’m just learning to roll with the punches. By the time I finished work and got ready to go “explore” it was like 5 pm and all the stores downtown were closed.
Should I have checked store hours? Yes. Did I? No.
In my defense that’s a little early though right?? We still got to go by the shore and check out the water and a few parks. Everywhere I go I always try to find a bookstore (any other book worms out there??) and a cemetery.
Apparently I’m a Taphophile (someone who loves cemeteries and the like) I didn’t even know there was a name for it but thanks TikTok for always educating me.
So even though I couldn’t find either, before leaving the next day I just couldn’t leave without visiting one of them so I popped into the Old Professors Bookshop. Seriously one of my favorite bookstores I’ve been in because it had such a diverse selection that wasn’t just your “average” books store books. Some really beautiful and awesome old editions and all different topics. Definitely recommend.
But jumping into the day of again, we were able to walk around the town a bit which was still super cute. Dinner was also a flop unfortunately BUT we still were able to end the night by the fireplace playing games and chilling with out dogs so not to shabby.
Anyway, learned a lot of lessons this day so the next day in the life will be a little more put together. Lessons learned for sure. But thanks for reading or watching!