On Mogul asked me to post a day in the life to support their #Dayinthelife campaign. I thought it was a fun idea, and for a good cause. Keep reading for a typical day in my life, and be sure to check out other posts on onmogul.com
Name: Alison Elizabeth
Home city/ country: New York City, USA
Current Occupation: (student, current job, etc.): Media Strategist & Plus Size Blogger
Time I wake up: 7am (I am not a morning person!)
First thing I do in the morning: Check What’s app. As a British expat my friends and family back home are 5 hours ahead of me, so I usually wake up to their messages
My typical breakfast: Porridge and a large coffee
Here’s what my morning commute is like: It’s fun! I use it as a chance to have a bit of me time; listening to my favourite podcasts, catching up on articles I want to read, finishing off my latest book. I Like that it’s a selfish 30 minutes where I don’t have to think about work, deadlines and life admin!
I spend most of my day doing: Research, account management and media strategies for my client. In the evenings I switch gears to my blog
After work or school, I like to: Eat out at a new restaurant with friends. New York has so many options that it’s not hard to find new places
A fun night for me includes: Cocktails, dancing and karaoke
Time I go to sleep: 11pm
Last thing I do at night: I drink a peppermint tea, read a little and then meditate for 5 minutes using my Calm app. It’s a great way to relax and clear my mind so I don’t wake up in the night
My favorite thing to do for fun: Writing, exploring the US and spending random, unplanned days with friends, just seeing where we end up
My biggest fear right now: Not fulfilling my potential
My biggest hope right now: I’d like to keep blogging and writing. It’s something I enjoy so I want to always make time for it
Someday I’d like to: Finish the novel I’m writing
The biggest challenge I have overcome so far: Moving to New York. I only knew a couple of people and had never been to America before. I had no idea what to expect, or if I would like it. Fortunately I fell in love with city immediately
The biggest challenge I hope to overcome: I’d love to get to a place where body positivity is just a given, and not something women have to strive for
Being a woman is wonderful because: We have the best of both worlds! We’re smart, passionate and adventurous, and we get to wear great shoes!
Being a woman is a challenge because: There are so many expectations of women that it can feel overwhelming at times
What’s one thing people don’t understand about your culture that you’d like to clarify to the international community? English food is actually very nice!
What’s your favorite meal or recipe that is a specialty of your culture? Toad in the hole. It’s sausages cooked in a pancake style batter that puffs up and goes crispy. It’s delicious, and reminds me of summers spent with my nan
If you could ask the Mogul community anything, what would it be? How do you deal with everything life throws at you? I’m always trying to learn how to do better!
I am a Mogul because: I want to empower women to be the best versions of themselves
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