Day 14: A Day in the Life

Today’s post challenge is to tell you about my day. What’s an average day like for me? Honestly, after tomorrow, my days will be much different (my last day at Tulane is tomorrow) and my life as a teacher will begin. For now, I’ll give you a quick run down of what my life is like currently on days when we have events (like baseball or basketball games). I’ll update this once I know what the plan is for the school year.

7:30am – Wake up, hit snooze at least once, and finally get out of bed when the cats won’t stay quiet

7:40am – Start getting ready for work

7:50am – Leave for work, sit in traffic, and have a breakfast shake in the car

8:20am – Arrive at work and walk half a mile to my office

8:30am – Check emails, prepare for meetings, and chit chat with everyone in the office

9:30am – Start marking things off of my checklist for the day

12pm – Eat lunch in my office or at the conference table while watching “Cops”

1pm – Start setting up for the event tonight – staging tables, cleaning floors, grooming fields, and making sure food is ordered for the media and students

3pm – Wait for gates to open

4pm – Still waiting for gates to open

5pm – Gates are finally open

6pm – Wait for game to start

7pm – Game time

11pm – Lock up the building and head home

11:20pm – Arrive home

11:30pm – Take a shower and fall into bed

It’s not a glamorous life and I’m pretty excited for something new coming soon!

Mini-Wins

Life in athletics is full of what I like to call “mini-wins.”

We don’t have to get up on a lift to fix the problem with the video board: mini-win.

The baseball game was less than two hours today: mini-win.

The student workers showed up on time and were actually helpful today: mini-win.

Do you see what I’m saying?

When things are unexpectedly easier than you anticipated or something rolls in your favor, it’s a mini-win. It’s the small moment during the day that suddenly makes your life better, even for a limited time.

While we do experience “Big Wins”, in case you’re wondering. That would be like if we find out we’re getting the infield redone at baseball for free because of a warranty: Big Win.

Obviously, we have more mini-wins, but they’re good enough to keep you going for a while

Occupational hazards.

This next story is going to sound unbelievable, but you better believe it.

On Thursday, we were trying to move furniture from our basketball arena into our office. I had my student worker carrying a bookcase and I was carrying the shelves.

When the elevator got to the third floor, I let Ian out first (because what he was carrying was much bigger) and when I tried to  get out of the elevator, I dropped the shelves in the threshold. 

As I was trying to get the shelves moved, the elevator started buzzing because the door had been opened too long. It started forcing itself closed and I could do nothing to stop it.

The doors squashed my arm. I yanked it out.

Long story short, I’m in a splint up to my elbow with some possibly torn ligaments but no broken bones.

Occupational hazards.

They’re everywhere.