a day in the life I feel that the way I spend my morning makes a difference on what kind of energy I will put into my whole day Lately, I’ve been waking up at 5:30 a.m. When it’s still dark. I do some oil pooling and a fast skincare routine Make myself a matcha latte Meditate, go to yoga and give some space for my spiritual practice. I love having the first couple hours of my day for myself, cell phone off Having a healthy breakfast is important for me I usually go for a chia and fruit bowl, a protein shake and a cup of coffee. I use the morning to plan my day. Check emails and set some intentions for the day Before I start painting I love to set the correct ambiance for my work. I believe the energy within me is the energy I will put into the paintings I like to awaken my creativity by looking, smelling, reading a poem, a book, illustrations, my own intentions. To create I believe it’s important to have a constant spiritual practice to align with divine creation I spend most of my morning and afternoon painting listening to podcasts, music or audiobooks I leave my phone on airplane mode or “don’t disturb” while working so I don’t get distracted I love getting lost on my work. Giving it as many hours as possible I take a break to cook lunch, usually from scratch. I love eating a healthy and tasty homemade meal. Usually my husband and I take turns on the cooking After lunch I get back to work. Right now I am working on a painting about the evolution of plants Around 4:00 p.m. I start wrapping up and I get ready to head out. I I walk to the train and use my commute time to sketch or read. Then I make my way to my other job. I arrive at the bar around 5:00 p.m. I clock in and start refilling the bar for my shift I’ve been bartending for around 4 years almost for as long as I’ve lived in New York This has helped me to be able to be independent and pay my bills while pursuing my art career. And even though I am not much of a drinker this job has taught me some of the most valuable lessons in life. I love working here. I love working with people that make me feel as family. And thankfully this has been the case in every restaurant and bar I’ve ever worked. Every ingredient is important, The process is important, The energy I put into every cocktail is important as I believe this is transmitted. It is an awesome feeling to step out of my inner world, my painting and step into a space filled with strangers, and making them feel welcome Going fast, laughing, helping others enjoy their time off It’s also challenging to try and have a meaningful conversation while remembering recipes and who ordered what. It gets even more challenging when I’m having a day that feels off When I am tired, a day I don’t really feel like leaving my cocoon. A day I might feel sad and I still need to show up This is a constant lesson of how to let my momentary drama go. How to let it go, how to laugh about it, how to share a laugh and a smile and hold space for others When the bar closes we clean everything and leave it tidy for the next day’s bartender This job has taught me the pride on hustling. It’s taught me that every job is holding a lesson for us. I I make my way to the train Reading a book or listening to music. I start going at my own rhythm again and head back home. Thank you for watching! feel free to subscribe and share some of your daily routines with me too.