A Day In The Life With Tomei
That is the name of my brand ! I’m too geeked to share with you guys what I do. As mentioned before I have a background in IT. For the past ten years I worked 8-5. Then I added in a Husband, a kid, and a House. I’m also a friend, daughter, sister, volunteer, church member, beauty guru, etc. The list goes on. Recently I added in Podcaster, Media Personality, Blogger, Vlogger, you name it ! Book IT ! I know what you saying Tomei how did you do it all. The question is I don’t know, but at the time I was suffering from anxiety and depression and keeping busy really kept me from self destructing sooner. I was eventually forced to start taking it easy so let me tell you about a typical day when I was working full time versus now.
I mentioned before I am a brand so on Tuesday I would head over to Spark Space and we would bounce around ideas for brand and plan content from my channel. We would have an editorial schedule ( days I need to edit the content I create ). Publish schedule ( days I get to publish the content I created). We would also map out the days we would film items. Usually on the weekends since we all work full time. On Wednesday we would record/film our Podcast for We Have No Idea Podcast. That usually starts at 8:30 PM and ended around 11 PM. I would then head home and go to bed and get up at 5:45 AM to do it all over again. Oh Did I mention I worked in Pearland which was 28 miles one way from my house and like 31 miles from my son’s daycare. The drive alone was enough to stress me out. Again I don’t see how I was doing it. My job was rather easy. I worked on the Helpdesk and had lots of idle time write my ideas for my blog, and plan out content and best of all troll the internet. I did that for almost 3 years until they let me go on September 5, 2017.
Now my day consists of waking up around 7:45 AM. Get my son ready for school. I turn on his favorite playlist and convince him that today is going to be a great day. I get him to school late almost every day but I would not have it any other way. Sometimes after dropping him off I have a me day like get waxed, get my nails done, hair done, and a pedicure ( like I did on yesterday. Sometimes I get to each lunch with my old coworkers downtown. Eat lunch with my besfran or my lifelong friend will come to get me for lunch. I’m living the life right now because I know it won’t last forever. Especially if I want to be like Oprah. Some days I come straight back home and research topics. Binge watch TV on the couch or edit! I’m still busy and can’t wrap my head around how I did all this with a full-time job.
Where does the domestic work come in! My husband was awesome enough to hire a cleaning lady and I took our clothes to the wash n fold when I was working. Oh and cooked one dish meals, and use the hell out of my crock pot. I’m pretty sure I’m missing a few things like attending events and writing event recaps. Or even hanging out with local rap artists at local radio stations. Oh did I fail to mention I was in a play and rehearsals once a week for two hours. I was busy, but per the usual, if you looking for me you can always find me on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, or Youtube.
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A day in the Life with Tomei