A Day in the Life: Paola Chen Li
I get excited to wake up every day to drink a cup of coffee. I do this while checking the tasks I need to get done and the meetings that are scheduled for the day. Afterwards, I get said work done, attend the daily meetings, and get ready for the day.
This week I was craving avocado toast so I went out and bought a whole loaf of bread. And since bread dies fast (and I refuse to freeze it), I literally had bread in every single meal this week.
It was actually quite a fun challenge to try out different sandwich combinations!
It's "focus" time. I spend the majority of my day inside of After Effects. But I also tend to trackpad my way through Slack, Google Cal, Figma, and the occasional guitar sesh in between.
Snack time, always. My roommate introduced me to this banana and peanut butter combo a couple of months ago and it has become my go-to snack ever since.
I'm forced to take a break from the screen when I see the sun bouncing around my room.
Lately, the weather has been quite unpredictable, with rain falling and sun shining… whenever. I've been wearing chunky sweaters paired with shorts — what weather is that outfit even suited for?
But on clear days, where I get to catch warm sunsets, I can't help but take a photo every. single. time. This has become part of my routine.
Around 6:30pm I log off and go work out. I usually do Ring Fit (on the Nintendo Switch) which a lot of people think of as a silly game so here are some shots of me exercising a “normal” workout — running.
This is my feel-good (but not good for my body) meal. Love me some noodles with bok choy and chili oil with a side of pork and vegetable mandu (dumplings).
I end my day with Duolingo (I'm studying Korean so that I can sing along to NewJeans) and one last jam before it all starts over again tomorrow.
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