Ever wonder what my work week looks like? Well, my day usually starts early... around 05:15am, which gives me just enough time to pray, get washed, brushed, dressed, and to down a huge mug of green-tea before bolting out of the door. And on most days, I'm well on my way by 06:00am... if I'm lucky.
At the Gautrain station, waiting to catch the train. These are perfect filler time slots to put on a little eye-liner, mascara and lipgloss:
Twelve minutes later, and it's definitely no Piccadilly Circus... emerging from the Gautrain Station in Sandton:
A couple of minutes and a short walk means that I get to the office quite early and usually head straight for this:
07:05am - My first cup for the morning. Black, no milk or sugar:
08:26am - After greeting everyone, from security guards, to the cleaners and colleagues; and after checking emails and facebook, it's time to meet Ani, my BFF at work for breakfast - which incidentally is a boiled egg and a fruit, this day an apple:
A morning filled with phone calls, emails, meetings, chats, discussions, laughter, and moving between departments ensues.
12:11pm - As a practicing Muslim, at some random point in time, which differs daily, I will find myself here:
01:06pm - Lunch with Ani, which I get from the Salad Bar and usually includes: tuna, beetroot, red kidney beans, butternut, zucchini, basil pesto, peppadews, cucumber, lettuce, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, baby potatoes, almonds, spinach and feta, coleslaw, etc. in various combinations daily.
I spend a substantial amount of time throughout the day hugging and kissing and loving my friends, because we're all psychotic and weirdos like that:
03:24pm - And it's time to start wrapping up the day... tying up a few things... having a quick laugh and chat... maybe another cup of coffee...
04:00pm - Pack up and off to home we go... and a half hour later, Johannesburg city winds down too:
05:14pm - Afternoon snack, before dinner. A slice of pastrami (which I put in the microwave for 30 seconds).
06:57pm - Bathed and in my polka dotted jammies (if not going to the gym), and keeping my feet warm in the cold living room... checking emails, facebook, twitter and relaxing into the evening:
And that's my Monday through Friday. Mostly :)