8 a.m. — Got out of the shower and say hi to my roommate. I live with my best friend from college who I’ve known for five years. We share a two bedroom rent-stabilized apartment that we found on Craigslist. It required a lot of DIY and elbow grease to make it livable (I re-grouted the bathroom myself and painted the entire apartment, as well as installed curtains, built my own closet, and re-finished the floors myself), but it was worth it. I never want to leave. I dry my hair and put makeup on. I usually wear a simple, yet full face of makeup. Today it’s Erborian CC Crème, Kat Von D powder, Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil, Charlotte Tilbury eye pencil, Nars Orgasm blush, mascara, and Sugar tinted lip balm. Getting dressed is easier these days because I’m on a project at a company where the dress code is casual, so I put on black jeans, combat boots, and a black sweater. I’m not looking forward to wearing business clothes again when I have to switch projects.