Saturday, 24 August 2019

24HRS WITH... BEAT AMBASSADOR & ETSY SHOP OWNER, CARA LISETTE



24 hours with... Cara Lisette
Date: 20/08/2019
Why have you chosen to write about today? Today I have a day off and that’s much more interesting than hearing me talk about my day at work!



Good morning!

What time did you wake up?

I woke up around 6:30am, went downstairs for breakfast then fell asleep again until 9:30am!

Why did you wake up at that time?

I’m not sure really, I struggle to have lay ins these days but clearly I needed a bit of extra sleep.

Did you have a dream?

Not that I can recall but I did drink a bottle of wine last night and I don’t really dream if I’m tipsy!

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question)

A good day I hope! I enjoy my days off and try to make them a mix of productive and relaxing.

What are the first three things you do after waking up?

Put my glasses on, clean my teeth, feed my cat.


What would be your perfect breakfast?

I love things like fruit and waffles, but you also can’t go wrong with marmite crumpets! In Bali last year I had a beautiful rice dish for breakfast that I wish I could recreate at home.

Is there anything that you have to do today but don't particularly want to?

I have to put some laundry away which is my least favourite chore to do.

List five things that you do between 9am and noon.

Normally go to work and go about my day there. On my days off I let my cat out, get dressed, do my eyebrows and go for a walk. I normally have to get some orders ready for my Etsy shop too.

What would be your perfect lunch?

Maybe a really nice bagel with cream cheese or something along those lines. Or anything with halloumi in it.

List five things that you have done, said, thought, or that have happened between noon and 5pm.

1.      Went horse riding

2.      Posted some packages 

3.      Went for a walk

4.      Did some shopping

5.      Read

What would be your perfect dinner? 

Currently I would love to have maybe some cheesy pasta and garlic bread, or a veggie curry and naan bread.

What do you do with your evening (5-8pm)?

Sometimes I am at work. If I’m at home I’ll have a bath, watch some TV or read a book. I also might play The Sims, write or get some Etsy orders ready.



Goodnight!

Do you have a 'get-ready-for-bed' routine? If so, what is it? 

I have a bath and put jammies on, then I go and watch TV and either have a glass of wine or a hot chocolate. 

What time do you go to sleep?

Around 10:30pm-11:30pm.

Is this when you want to go to bed? Or is it influenced by what you're doing the following day?

I’ll go a little earlier if I have to get up early but generally that’s the bracket it falls into.

Do you share your bed? 

Yes with my boyfriend.

Which position do you tend to sleep in? e.g. foetus, starfish etc.

I like to fall asleep on my left side but if I wake up in the night I like to go back to sleep laying on my back.



Reflection

What was your favourite part of your day? 

Horse riding! It’s my favourite hobby and the weather was perfect for it.

What was your least favourite?

Doing the food shopping - boring!

Did anything happen today that you'd like to change or re-do?

No, overall it was a pretty good day.

Did you 'learn' anything today? (use your own definition of this word to answer the question) 

I learnt lots about bullet journalling as I’ve been researching it

Are you looking forward to tomorrow?

In some ways yes and in others no.

What do you have planned?

I have a 12 hour shift at work which has the potential to have a few challenges arising so I’m not overly looking forward to that. After work I have my eating disorder support group which I always find helpful so that is the part I am looking forward to.

You can follow Cara on Twitter here: 
https://twitter.com/CaraLisette

Read her blog here: 
https://caras-corner.com/

And shop her Etsy store here: 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/carascornercreations