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Working Together: See How The CALPAK Team WFH

As the world around us stays at home as much as possible, many of us have literally moved our offices into our living spaces. At CALPAK, we love to continue inspiring our team and our community of travelers by sharing how we're working together with all hands on deck. Keep reading to find out how our team is staying busy, especially when we're all clocked out for the day!

Sam's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Hue Duffel in Moss.

Sam's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Hue Duffel in Moss.

SAM

Brand content manager


3 ways I start my day:
Alexa plays my daily meditation through Headspace, I do my wobble stretches, and I make a matcha latte before our 9am meeting.

3 ways I end my day:
I work on a personal craft or project, my boyfriend and I watch something on T.V., and I make my hourly list of things to do for the next day.

Currently reading:
Too Much and Not In The Mood by Durga Chew-Bose

Currently learning:
Basket weaving techniques

Currently listening to:
Solange's Solo Star instrumental album and CALPAK's WFH Vibes Playlist

Last thing I watched:
Wu-Tang: An American Saga on Hulu

Last snack I ate:
Daily Harvest Mint + Cacao Smoothie

My favorite way to stay active:
Dancing to dancehall Youtube videos

My favorite part of the day:
Around 5:15pm is when my entire apartment is the brightest and every corner of each room just glows. It feels kind of magical, it feels like hope.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Sunday Zoom happy hour with my friends, weekly Zoom meetings with my cousins during the week, sending texts or FaceTiming loved ones, and daily 6pm prayer with my mom through FaceTime.


Carolina's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag in Bronze and Going Places Slippers.

Carolina's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag in Bronze.

CAROLINA

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT COORDINATOR


3 ways I start my day:
I take 15-20 minutes to myself with no phone, make my coffee, and play with my dog for 10 minutes.

3 ways I end my day:
I get off my phone for the rest of the night, have dinner with my family, and have a glass of wine  

Currently reading:
Nothing (don't judge me!)

Currently learning:
Breathing techniques

Currently listening to:
CALPAK's WFH Vibes Playlist

Last thing I watched:
The Outsider on HBO

Last snack I ate:
A Snickers

My favorite way to stay active:
Walking my dog or just playing with her in general. She's a german shepherd and needs A LOT of attention.

My favorite part of the day:
Winding down with my family

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Weekly Zoom happy hours with my cousins! We gather everyone from LA, Chicago, and Mexico :)


Yumena's WFH situation.

Yumena's WFH situation.

YUMENA

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE


3 ways I start my day:
Put on sunscreen, make coffee, daily AM work meeting

3 ways I end my day:
Make tea, catch up on news, play Animal Crossing  

Currently reading:
Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again by Dan Pfeiffer

Currently learning:
How to cook and indoor garden

Currently listening to:
Old JPOP, podcasts (Pod Save America, Today Explained)

Last thing I watched:
Tiger King on Netflix

Last snack I ate:
Seaweed

My favorite way to stay active:
Ring Fit on the Switch

My favorite part of the day:
Lunch and dinner. Also, every morning before I start working, I light a “Candle of the Day”.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Via Zoom, FaceTime, and Animal Crossing


Giselle's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Hue Toiletry Bag in Hazel.

Giselle's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Hue Toiletry Bag in Hazel.

GISELLE

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER


3 ways I start my day:
Play music, open all the blinds, and make matcha

3 ways I end my day:
Make a peppermint tea, write in my journal, and scroll through TikTok

Currently reading:
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

Currently learning:
Portuguese on Duo Lingo

Currently listening to:
Frank Ocean’s Blonde album on repeat

Last thing I watched:
High Fidelity on Hulu

Last snack I ate:
Pistachio Halo Top

My favorite way to stay active:
Doing workout videos on Class Pass

My favorite part of the day:
FaceTiming a loved one at the end of the day

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Playing We’re Not Really Strangers card game


Katarina's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag in Bronze.

Katarina's WFH situation featuring the CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag in Bronze.

KATARINA

MARKETING COORDINATOR


3 ways I start my day:
I feed my dog, I do my (morning) skincare routine, and I make my tea

3 ways I end my day:
I do my (nightly) skincare routine, I write in my journal, and I respond to my texts

Currently reading:
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Houseini

Currently learning:
How to do a cat eye

Currently listening to:
Magical Thinking by Shallou (new album that is amazing to work to!)

Last thing I watched:
Jane The Virgin

Last snack I ate:
Tangerine (cutie)

My favorite way to stay active:
Walking in the vineyards behind my street

My favorite part of the day:
Dinner with my siblings and parents, while we share what we all did that day. When WFH was put in place, I came home to be with them.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
WhatsApp and Zoom conference with family every Saturday


Shelby's WFH situation.

Shelby's WFH situation.

SHELBY

DESIGNer


3 ways I start my day:
Start a pot of tea, dab a little concealer under my eyes, and straighten up whatever might be in frame for my first Zoom call

3 ways I end my day:
Log off from all work duties, take a long walk with my boyfriend, and have a glass of wine

Currently reading:
StarWars fanfic. I will go down with the "reylo" ship.

Currently learning:
How to push out bad vibes through breathing and meditation

Currently listening to:
The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack

Last thing I watched:
30 Rock, baby.

Last snack I ate:
Plantain chips and guacamole

My favorite way to stay active:
Dancing in the living room with my boyfriend.

My favorite part of the day:
Around 9:00pm - post workout and dinner. I'm not expected to be anywhere, do anything, or talk to anyone. I take a shower, decompress, and cozy up on the couch.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Family group chats and TikToks. Nothing starts a great conversation like a hilarious TikTok.


Caroline's WFH situation.

Caroline's WFH situation.

CAROLINE

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER


3 ways I start my day:
Making myself a pourover coffee, it’s pretty meditative!
Making a to do list on paper, physically writing it down helps me remember everything and stay accountable.
I make my bed every morning right when I get up so I’m not tempted to get back in.

3 ways I end my day:
Tidy up my desk area so it is ready for the morning.
Making dinner with my boyfriend.
Playing Mario Kart on our Nintendo Switch, usually with friends via FaceTime!

Currently reading:
Too much news! I can’t quit it.

Currently learning:
I have been slowly learning video editing and motion graphics for a while now. Hoping to use this time to dive deeper into it!

Currently listening to:
All of the podcasts! My Favorite Murder, Stuff You Should Know, and Dissect are my favorites! And any music I can dance around the house to!

Last thing I watched:
Bob’s Burgers! I need something funny during these times.

Last snack I ate:
Banana bread… I made two loaves yesterday, so I have a lot to get through!

My favorite way to stay active:
I have been trying to go on a walk every day to get some fresh air, either during lunch or after work at sunset.

My favorite part of the day:
Around 5PM when the sun comes through the front windows of my house… I love the warmth of the light, something about it is very peaceful for me.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Lots of FaceTime and Zoom! I have been FaceTiming my parents almost every day, and then doing Zoom Happy Hour with friends.


Amanda's WFH situation.

Amanda's WFH situation.

Amanda's WFH situation.

Amanda's WFH situation.

AMANDA

COMMUNITY & CULTURE MANAGER


3 ways I start my day:
TikTok, coffee, and a dog walk

3 ways I end my day:
Puppy scratches, load my dishwasher, take a bath

Currently reading:
I just finished Say Nothing: A true story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Currently learning:
Continue to work through the Tartine Bread Book with little to no success

Currently listening to:
Black Qualls - Thundercat ft. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, and Flying Lotus

Last thing I watched:
Ozark - Season 3, Episode 1

Last snack I ate:
Sumo Tangerines (an addiction)

My favorite way to stay active:
Core Power Yoga on Demand

My favorite part of the day:
My lunchtime dog walk

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
Zoom, FaceTime and lots of phone calls with my mom…at least 3 a day


Jeannie's WFH situation.

Jeannie's WFH situation.

JEANNIE

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & SALES


3 ways I start my day:
My husband makes coffee in the morning and I'll help make breakfast.
I like to do my hair and make up to help me feel prepared for the day!
Cuddle with my puppy!

3 ways I end my day:
Wind down with a glass of wine
Clean the kitchen
Watch TikTok videos

Currently reading:
Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Currently learning:
How to edit videos

Currently listening to:
Pandora - Billie Eilish Radio

Last thing I watched:
Bad Boys III

Last snack I ate:
Salt and vinegar chips

My favorite way to stay active:
I bought a mini treadmill, so I've been using that to get some steps in! I'm also doing some yoga stretches with weights.

My favorite part of the day:
5pm. My room gets the best lighting at this time and it makes me feel grateful for the day I had.

How I stay connected with my loved ones:
I text my family everyday (but more like my mom asks every day how everyone is doing). We share lots of photos and videos. We've also been sending each other different activities to do during this time that allows us to see the different progress we are all making from far away (puzzles, knitting, cooking, etc.)


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