Hello reader friends and welcome to another addition of A Day in the Life! Today I am pleased to introduce you to Katy Eeten. She’s a baker, just like me 😉 I kind of love that about her! But she is also a writer (see book blurb at the end of the post!), and hard worker – you’ll understand when you read her post. Please join me in welcoming Katy to the blog today!!
A Day in the Life of Katy!
I love the idea of “A Day In The Life” – thank you, Jessica, for letting me be a part of your blog! ?
Like so many others, my life can be chaotic. I work full-time, though thankfully my company allows me to work remote, so I spend a lot of time in my home office. My husband and I have two boys, ages ten and seven, so I’m surrounded by lots of odors, conversations about farts, and a constant level of noise that’s a few decibels higher than human ears are meant to endure on a regular basis. #itsallgood
A typical day starts with an obnoxious, repetitive beeping noise—which (based on the fact that the clock is showing the numbers 5:45) I finally deduce is my alarm going off. I shower and pray that once I get out, I’ll have a few minutes before my kids get up so I can read my morning devotional in peace and quiet. Once the boys are out of bed, it’s non-stop chaos noise craziness adventure.
In all seriousness, my kids light up my life and make me smile every morning. Some days feel like one giant Mad Lib – you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths. After breakfast and morning routines, they are off to the bus stop with my husband at 7:30, and I’m already in my home office doing my Contract Administration duties.
Contract Administration? I know. My job is hard to describe. It involves a lot of report running, data manipulation, flowcharting, and conference calls. And emails. Lots and lots of emails. My sister likes to refer to me as Chandler from Friends—no one really knows what I do. Sometimes I’m not so sure myself!
At lunch, I try to take a walk to get some fresh air and exercise, if it’s nice out. If not, or if I’m lazy or on a tight deadline for my editor, I’ll pull out my laptop and write or do edits. On occasion, I’ll use this time to read, scroll through social media, or catch up on a TV show instead. Then it’s back to work until around five.
At this point, the boys have been home for an hour and a half doing their homework, randomly doing the Floss dance throughout every room of the house, playing made-up Solitaire games and the like. We eat dinner as a family, which my husband more often than not prepares (love you, Jason!). Then the boys might play with the neighborhood kids, or we’ll ride bikes as a family, or we’ll watch a show like American Ninja Warrior together.
Before bed, we read devotions as a family. Then, after tucking in the kids—my oldest is usually out like a light, while my youngest can be heard singing or playing with his stuffed animals an hour or more after bedtime—I sometimes write some more. But the night usually ends with my husband and me munching on popcorn or other snacks and watching a show or two on our DVR. I love the feeling of a day winding down, especially when I don’t have to work the next day!
That may not sound like much time spent writing for an aspiring author, but what I didn’t mention is that I have Fridays off work. So, much of my writing gets done over my three-day weekends. And what, you ask, am I writing? Well, I write contemporary Christian romance and have a Christmas novella coming out in November entitled Christmas in Meadow Creek, which I’m super excited about.
Fun tidbit—in my first published book, Blast From Her Past, the heroine also works from home with an office-type job. That’s about where the similarities between our lives end, but I do have a special place in my heart for Sydney Hampson ? See below for the book blurb and Amazon link!
Before I go, I’d love to connect with you all. You can find me on social media at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/KatyEeten/, http://www.twitter.com/KatyEeten, https://www.instagram.com/KatyEeten/, or visit my website at https://katyeeten.wordpress.com. Thanks again to Jessica for having me!
BOOK BLURB FOR BLAST FROM HER PAST
After a disastrous failed engagement, Sydney Hampson is leaving her past—and her faith—behind to focus on her career instead. However, following through with her new, albeit misguided, resolution proves easier said than done when former classmate, and reformed bully, Grant Williams signs on with her company, and they must work closely together.
Grant Williams gave up his teenage antics years ago, and now he’s looking forward to a future that includes a strong relationship with God. When he realizes he’ll be working with none other than Sydney Hampson—the girl he had a secret crush on throughout high school—he couldn’t be more thrilled. Until he discovers she’s not the same caring, compassionate woman she used to be.
When a business trip gone awry leaves the pair stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, Grant sees his chance to make things right and put their past wrongs behind them…if only Sydney can get over her distrust of men. And with a conniving coworker working to destroy Sydney’s happiness, no matter the cost, can she put her faith back in God and learn to trust in Grant before she loses her chance at happiness?
Katy Eeten lives in southeast Wisconsin with her husband Jason and their two sons. She works full-time in Contract Administration, but her true passion is writing. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys baking, taking walks, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.