Ever wondered what we get up to each day? Fancy working in digital marketing but unsure what that actually entails? Over the coming weeks, we’re going to give you a peek behind the curtain. We will share a Day in the Life of each of our team, giving you an insight into who we are and what we do!
First up, it’s Amy, our MD and founder of Wanderlust Communications
6am – 7am I’m woken up anytime between 6am and 7am by one of my boys. If it’s Noah, 5, he will come crawl into bed for a snuggle. If it’s Louis, 2, I’ll hear him shouting for us over the monitor. I think I’ve only set my alarm three times in the last 5 years! They are my wake-up call! I’m not a morning person, so I’ll normal have a cuddle on the couch with the kids whilst my husband, Jonny, makes coffee. Then it’s time to hop in the shower before he leaves at 7.30am.
7.30am I’ll make the kids their breakfast and pack up Noah’s lunch for Kindy. If I remember / have time, I’ll also try and sort something for my lunch too… but far too often I forget and just buy something from the IGA at lunchtime. I’ll grab the boy’s clothes and pack up their daycare / kindy bags, plus my handbag and laptop. Then it’s time to wrangle them into clothes and brush teeth.
8am If the boys are playing nicely, I’ll whip round quickly and do some jobs. This morning these were reloading the dishwasher, putting a load of washing on, paying for Noah’s school incursion and checking my emails so I know what’s waiting for me at the office!
8.30am We pile in the car and drop Louis at daycare. He’s just moved into the toddler room, so there are a few tears and I have my first bout of mum guilt for the day!
8.50am Whiz around the corner to drop Noah at Kindy. He seems to be following Louis’ lead and is also a bit teary, unusual for him. He’s also a bit mad as I forgot his 50c for the book raffle. Soz, bud!
9am Arrive at the office and open up my emails, Asana job lists and timesheets. Go make coffee.
9.10am Read and prioritise emails, add to my job list, check my calendar and plan for the week ahead.
10am Time for our weekly meeting. I have two staff members, Danica and Isabelle, and we start each week with a quick update on where we’re at with projects, what’s going well for clients, what needs work and what our priorities are for the week. We also have monthly meetings where we strategise for each client, and monthly staff performance reviews. But today, it’s just our weekly meeting.
11am Write a blog posts for a health and wellbeing client.
12pm Dash to the local cafe and grab lunch (whilst promising to be more organised tomorrow. even though I know I won’t be)
12.30pm Proofread social media captions from Danica and Isabelle and approve a new social media advertising funnel for a client.
1.30pm Work on new campaign strategy for a destination marketing client. We’re creating a digital strategy to encourage visitation in the shoulder season, including organic social, paid strategy, shooting some new content and a media partnership.
3pm On Tuesday’s I finish at 3pm to get Noah from Kindy. It’s been a challenge adapting to a couple of shorter days a week, so we’re thinking about ways to get some after school help in the new year.
3.30pm Swimming lessons, then back to pick up my baby from daycare.
5pm Dinner and chat with the boys about their days. Jonny gets home about 5.30pm and on Tuesdays I go to Pilates. I currently only fit this in once a week. I would love it to be more, but right now that’s all I can commit to.
6pm Pilates followed by a quick whip round Coles for supplies.
7pm Dinner, a glass of wine and Netflix. If we’re feeling good, we will sit outside and have a glass of wine, but tonight we’re both tired and just want to veg on the couch.
10pm (At the latest!) Bed! I love my sleep so try and get to bed at a decent time so I don’t feel crappy the next day.
So that was my day in a nutshell! I love the variety in both my work and home life. It can be stressful juggling lots of different things, but to be honest, I get bored easily and love doing lots of different things.
I have every other Wednesday off and don’t work Fridays so I can have time with the boys, so my “day in a life” would look pretty different on those days – zoo / park / nappies / food prep / tantrums / The Wiggles / coffee / playdate etc!
I know I could be more productive and am trialling turning off my emails whilst I’m working on something specific as I get distracted too easily. I don’t have a commute (benefit of choosing where your office is!) and daycare and school are just around the corner, so I love that my time is maximised at work. When I have meetings I currently listen to music or comedy podcasts, but I’d like to try and listen to more business podcasts when I have that travel time.
What’s your day look like and what changes are you looking to make in 2020?
Amy with her boys, Noah and Louis, on a recent holiday to Broome