A Day in the Life of Gina: Writer & Salsa Dancer
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER.
Meet Gina, a writer who works from home, has lived and studied internationally and gives back to her community by leading studies at a women’s prison.
Gina has been a Pyne & Smith customer for a few years, and her photos are beautiful to see, but her kind nature is prevalent, and her passion for Ethical fashion inspiring. I love seeing her posts and hearing more about her day to day! I also discovered Gina’s website, which is full of info about Ethical Fashion, and also Mens’ Ethical Fashion - a rare find!
You can read Gina’s Blog here or visit her Instagram here.
Tell us who you are, what you do, and a little back ground info about yourself.
I grew up in a small, waterfront town close to Seattle, then moved to France on a whim when I was 19. I planned to stay there for a year, but ended up staying six years, so that’s where I finished university, got really good at salsa dancing and packing picnics, and started my career in editing and non-fiction writing.
The writing part has evolved over the years—first in journalism and now in instructional design, which means that I develop curriculum. (In the last year I’ve got to create courses for adults on DevOps, data analytics, and digital marketing.) It’s one of those glorious remote positions, so I get to work from my couch.
- My husband.
- Our dog (and all dogs in general).
- Taking pictures of people (my first photography class was in middle school).
- True crime podcasts (#ssdgm).
- Healthy debates and learning something new that changes my mind.
- That I can make the world a softer place for people and animals through ethical/sustainable purchases.
What’s a typical day in the life for you? (so, just a run through of your typical working day.)
My schedule changes a little every day. During the week, my two constants are working and taking my goldendoodle, Harlow, on a long walk during my lunch break.
On Tuesdays I also visit the chiropractor (that’s probably a boring detail to include, but it’s also one of my favorite places; my chiropractor and I are always swapping book recommendations—we both loved “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande—and when I leave it feels like I just visited a spa); on Wednesdays I lead a bible study at a local women’s prison in the morning and try to spend time with two of my favorite girlfriends in the evening, and on Thursdays I work from my office in Seattle so that my coworkers don’t forget that I exist. Weekends are for reading and trying to talk my hubby into visiting a plant nursery.