A day in my life

06:15

The alarm clock rings.

06:45

I start walking to the train station.

07:10

The train departs.

07:50

Train arrives in Stockholm.

07:55

I arrive at work, eat a quick breakfast and then start working.

16:30

I hurry to the train station.

16:40

The train departs.

17:10

I’m feeling really tired and sleepy so I take a nap the last 10 minutes of the journey.

17:20

Back in Uppsala again. I go shopping groceries needed for dinner and then walk home.

18:10

Finally home again, feeling tired, exhausted, hungry and sleepy but no time for rest! I drink a glas of juice, eat a bit of chocolate, check my email and start the washing machine.

18:40

I begin today’s workout. I’m trying out a new strength excersise program better suited for climbers.

20:00

Done with workout. Stretching and shower.

20:30

Start preparing the dinner.

21:10

Dinner’s ready! I eat dinner in front of the telly watching the end of CSI:NY.

22:00

I hang the laundry, fill the dishwasher and start it, wash the rest of the dishes, clean up the mess I did in the kitchen, prepare what clothes to wear the next day and pack my backpack with training clothes for tomorrow.

23:00

Pay the bills, check email.

23:30

Finally I get to go to bed, feeling all worn out.

06:15

The alarm clock rings again.


Is this what life is supposed to be? The only time in the day I can do whatever I feel like is on the train to and back from Stockholm. The rest of the day is packed! Where’s the climbing lifestyle? Where is the goofing off time? Where is the time to socialize with friends?

Maybe it’s just the beginning of a crisis due to me turning 30 in a few months but I can’t help but think that there should be more to life than lack of sleep, constant tiredness and not enough time to do half of the stuff I want to do.