Daily Planner and Journal – 08.02.2018 “Dreaming about Excel Spreadsheets” Edition + My nightstand contents

Good morning dear friends,

As a friend of mine was saying the other day, Thursday is wonderful because then comes Friday and then comes the weekend. She’s definitely an optimist. How do you feel about Thursday? Friday eve? One more day you have to drag and suffer before the weekend? It doesn’t bother me, honestly. It did last week because I was exhausted and emotionally drained but, this week, as I’m doing well, I’m not desperate for the weekend to come.

I’m having breakfast and coffee at my desk, while writing this post. Some oatmeal with rice and coconut milk, banana slices, a bit of honey and some cinnamon. My coffee with rice and coconut milk and a pear. Oh, and my water.

I only have to be at work from 5 p.m to 7 p.m but I have plenty to do in the meantime. You guys know I do freelance work, right? Right. I have to write this huge list of beauty product descriptions for a new Portuguese online store. Believe it or not, I’m not used to writing in Portuguese lol Anyway I have to do this massive work, which means 1500 descriptions. I’ve done 300 since Sunday. It’s not a problem because I could have about 2 weeks for each 150 descriptions if I wanted to, but I just want to be done with it. I cannot look at the excel spreadsheet any longer. I wake up thinking about it. I dream I’m inserting data and such. Are you like this? When I have a project to finish I don’t relax until it’s just done and over with. I’ve been working on it non-stop, sacrificing the pool, reading, TV shows (No, I haven’t watched the saddest This is Us episode ever but I’ve read some spoilers because people cannot keep their mouths shut on the internet) and some sleep. Even my beloved true crime podcasts are being neglected.

So here I am, sitting at my desk, debating whether I should get a second cup of coffee. I think I should write a post about my work as a freelancer, shouldn’t I? It might be useful for some people, if they’re looking to make a few extra bucks or for a second job. I would write about it, explain what I do, offer some advice (I have learned from a few mistakes) and tell you about the best websites to find work. Tell me if you’d like that.

There’s some serious pink for days happening at my desk. Do you feel like you drink more water if you use a straw? I have no idea why, but it works for me. Oh, I’m also wearing pink pajamas and a pink robe. I look like that crazy lady whose house is all about pink, even her toaster and toilet. She only wears pink. I’m joking here, I wear every single color except for yellow and orange because I hate them. And not all of my possessions are pink. I might have a light blue toilet but that’s not the same.

I was just looking at my planners I’ve kept since 2010, just so I can remind myself I haven’t been productive or organized in 8 years. Well, at least, if I need an alibi, I know where I was on May 19th, 2013. As you know I taught private lessons. Sometimes I open an old planner and see “2 p.m – class with Maria” and I’m like “who the fuck was that?” because I do forget about people things (and people) that easily.

I just took this random picture of my nightstand and realized I should publish it and inform you about the contents of my nightstand because it’s very (un)useful information. So let’s see:

  • Ikea lamp. There used to be another on Rui’s nightstand but we broke it and I’m the one who reads so…
  • Picture of us. Mostly me. 10% him.
  • 3 books I’m not reading but want to.
  • A notebook.
  • Things I need to clean my face and remove my makeup, otherwise I don’t. Since my routine doesn’t require water, I keep my products nice and close so I don’t have an excuse. There’s an eye makeup remover, micelar water, face cream, hand cream and lip balm. Also a little basket with cotton swabs.
  • A pocket mirror.

There’s usually a glass of water to, at night, as well as my charger and earphones. There’s a little shelve below where I keep tissues, baby wipes (you know, for when I spill my coffee, which happens a lot) and my power bank so I remember to charge it.

I guess this is where I say goodbye, leaving you with a very important question?

What do you keep on your nightstand?

Desenho sem título (4)




11 thoughts on “Daily Planner and Journal – 08.02.2018 “Dreaming about Excel Spreadsheets” Edition + My nightstand contents

  1. Lamp, jar full of pens, scissors, charging cords and glasses hanging off the side, medications (too many), supplements, headphones, notecards and sticky notes, water bottle, coffee thermos, a stack of books I’d like to read or use for editing but somehow became the shelf for medications and supplements… empty vape pen cartridges scattered around the nightstand. This is almost the equivalent to cigarette butts but they’re kind of refillable and smell like “crema” and “nectar”, so a little different. CBD, low-nicotine, and nicotine-free vape juices all in flavors of foods I can’t eat due to food sensitivities… sugar cookie, baklava, Cap’n Crunch, apple fritter.

    Next to the nightstand, I’ve got a chest of things, with folders and notebooks on top, my laptop on top of that, another notebook and my Kindle on top of that…

    It’s a damn mess.

    I’ve been living in this bed for about 4 months. I can’t tell you the things I’ve lost over here!

    Soon, my knees will be getting better again and I’ll be able to tackle the mess!


  2. My nightstand often has bits of paper on it, and I have no idea why. They’ll be like receipts, or tags I cut off from things. I just leave it there until I remember to throw them out! Other than that, it’s just my glasses 😀


  3. My bedside table is is mess! It has my fan, alarm clock, a bottle of water, various lip balms, my medications and about 10 books that I’m waiting to read… Oh and currently my bowl from my cereal which I ate in bed this morning!

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  4. Great post. I love Thursdays. To me, Thursdays feel like Christmas Eve! On my nightstand is handcream, cuticle oil and the stand for my phone 🙂


  5. I like Thursdays, here in Vegas we call them Friday Junior, lol. I like Friday eve, too. 😉 I’d be super interested in reading a post about your freelance work & the websites you do them on!! Looking forward to that post if you do end up writing it. 😀 I like to have a lot of pink possessions, too! Hehe… and I also forget about people easily, lol.
    I always have water on my nightstand, too! A cat bed, a notebook, & a pen… sometimes my wallet.


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