My name is... Kirsten.
My current season in life is... busy!
I am... originally from California, but have been living in Toronto, Canada, since 2012. I work at Google on a sales team leading research and insights. I'm a mom to Anna (2 years old) and Reah (our 11 year old Great Dane/Lab mix).
The craziest day of my week is always.... Monday.
I start my day at... 6am.
I have to _________ before I can do anything else.
Brush my teeth and shower.
My best 'getting ready for the day' hack is:
Streamlining my wardrobe to free up mental energy: create a work 'uniform' so I don't spend too much time agonizing over what to wear.
I drink _______ cups of ________ a day.
5 cups of hot water (sometimes with lemon).
Breakfast is typically....
Eaten at work (I'm very lucky to work at Google where they provide delicious food!). Before work, I chat with my daughter while she eats breakfast.
And then I'm off to... meetings or working on my computer.
In my ideal world I would spend my morning _______ but in reality it looks more like ______.
ideal world: doing yoga, leisurely breakfast / reality: multi-tasking (eating + working)
If I'm lucky I get to eat lunch at _______ and it is _______.
Noon and it is delicious (again: thanks Google!)
But, let's be honest, it's usually ________ at _______.
no really, noon and delicious!
And then on to the afternoon, when I'm tackling... more projects.
Right now I'm grappling with... creating a vision board for my life 5 and 10 years from now.
My evening and dinner routine is...
My time with my daughter and husband. We make her dinner, help her with a bath, walk the dog, read stories, sing songs, put her to bed then eat our adult dinner, catch up about our days, log back in to do a little more work, try to read before bed or watch something on Netflix.
I aim to get in bed by ______ but it's usually more like ______.
10pm ... 10:30pm
It's been a good day if... I'm productive at work and get to spend time with my family.
I couldn't get through the day without _______ and I totally rely on ________.
Right now I'm feeling ______ about life.
I wish I had more _______ and less _______.
More time and less stress
The best part of my day is....
Walking in the front door after work and Anna running up to me for a hug (and she likes me to tell her: "I missed you soooo much!")
The one thing I try to do every day is _______.
Practice mindfulness and be thankful.
The very last three things I do every day are...
Brush my teeth, put on my eye mask, and kiss my husband good night.
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It's been a good day if... I've been able to positively impact someone else, whether through a networking intro or a special dress that fits them perfectly.
My current season in life: is there a season called survival?
The best part of my day is: dinner, when the kids really start talking about school and their days. It is hilarious to hear a random song learned in music or playground story.
My best 'getting ready for the day' hack is getting up in time for "me time" - this allows me to wash my face, make a cup of coffee, and have a moment before forced into action.