24. August 2023 By Teresa Canelas
A day with our adessi: Teresa Canelas
Hey there! My name is Teresa and I’m 26 years old. I have started to work at adesso since the beginning of the year as the responsible for Marketing & Communications.
Buckle up, because I’m about to take you on a journey through a day in the life of a remote marketeer that's anything but ordinary, with a special Portuguese twist.
Ah, the infamous morning commute – a battleground filled with traffic jams, parking conundrums, and honking symphonies that could make a composer jealous. Luckily, as a remote marketeer, my commute involves nothing more than a leisurely stroll to my home office or cosying up in my favourite spot. No more driving woes, no more train mishaps. It's like a parallel universe where you emerge victorious each morning without breaking a sweat.
As the morning sun climbs higher, so does my energy and focus, right from my comfort zone. I dive into my tasks; conquering to-do lists like an explorer setting sail for distant lands. Create content for adesso social media? Check. Preparing campaigns that will help us to hire more tech experts? Check. But wait, before I immerse myself in work, I remember the magic spell: time management. If you don’t prioritize like a pro, you'll find yourself not just completing tasks, but doing so with enough time to spare for impromptu dance breaks – because why not?
Now, let's talk about meetings. No, don't roll your eyes just yet! I normally don’t have a lot of meetings because like the music says it’s “just me, myself and I” but every week I have a meeting with my manager, that helps to straighten my priorities, exchange ideas, etc. But today I just had a meeting with a lot of new people as we prepare a video (shh! This is top-secret so I can’t give more details). I love when I have this type of meetings especially because I get to know different people and that’s a thing that I love about adesso, how big it is and how you get to know so many people with different backgrounds and knowledge.
Lunchtime! A crucial phase in the day where you refuel and recharge, Portuguese style. Unlike hurried lunches, I like to savour a hearty meal that could rival a feast. And speaking of meals, who needs a gym when you have the promise of indulging in delicious Portuguese cuisine? From bacalhau to cozido à portuguesa, my love for a big lunch is a quintessential part of my day, even in the comfort of my own home.
The afternoon sun might make me consider an impromptu siesta, but the show must go on! Balance is the name of the game – a blend of focused individual tasks and collaborative endeavours, all while cosy and content in my remote domain.
As some of you wind down after a day of work and hit the gym, engage in hobbies, or embark on various activities, my personal favourite way to unwind is to immerse myself in a gripping series. While some might find their solace in the weight room or the great outdoors, I find mine within the captivating narratives of television shows.
As the clock ticks towards the end of the workday, my post-work ritual involves a rendezvous with the captivating world of period dramas. Gone are the days of corporate jargon; enter the realm of corsets, carriages, and courtly intrigue.
Diving into a period drama series like "Outlander" or "Bridgerton" isn't just about entertainment; it's about slipping into the shoes of characters from a bygone era. It's an after-work adventure that transcends screens and transports you to a world where social norms were different, where the stakes were high, and where ballroom etiquette was a survival skill.
There's something oddly refreshing about stepping into the shoes of characters navigating the intricacies of love and life in a time far removed from the present. It's a subtle escape from the tech-driven world you inhabit during the day. It's a chance to let your mind wander amidst the lush landscapes, grand manors, and ornate costumes of yesteryears.
As the credits roll on my chosen period drama, I’m not just turning off my screen – I’m turning off the noise of the day. I’m bidding farewell to spreadsheets and email notifications and immersing myself in a world where the drama is scripted and the endings are, well, historically predetermined.
After I indulge in my period drama series, my evening takes on a distinct Dutch flavour. In the Netherlands, we're known for our early dinners, and I embrace this tradition.
But the evening doesn't end there. As twilight settles in, I embark on one of my favourite rituals: a leisurely stroll through the enchanting streets of The Hague. The city takes on a different character in the evening, with its illuminated architecture and serene ambience creating the perfect backdrop for my post-dinner escapade.
And what's a stroll without a sweet treat? A stop for ice cream is a must. The comforting flavours of my favourite scoops complement the tranquillity of the evening, making for a delightful combination that soothes both body and soul.
Exploring new zones of my new beloved city, The Hague, adds an element of discovery to my routine. Each corner holds the potential for a hidden gem, a cosy café, or an unexpected view that I haven't encountered before. It's a reminder that even in the familiar, there's always room for novelty and surprise.
So there you have it, the art of transforming a remote marketer's day from a mundane routine to informality, and a love for hearty lunches, all from the comfort of my own space.