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A Real Day in the Life

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I think people only do “Day in the Life” posts when their life happens to be particularly cool or at least omg so busy. Here is my day that was so stupid and very very typical.

First, I sleep through all three of the alarms I use to get myself up for bootcamp. These alarms go off at 5a, 5:12 and 5:42. None of them work and I wake up around 8. It’s great to be failing before you even get out of bed. Now my trainer is going to guilt trip me tomorrow because that’s what I pay her for. Let’s eat some oatmeal…

After this I began negotiating a shower with myself and ultimately decide to forgo it in the essence of time. I then proceed to spend more time trying to hide the fact that I didn’t shower than it would have taken to just shower. Ok then. One major win was discovering this makeup man who gave me (and by me I mean Youtube) some excellent tips that even I can do, and I think my under eye bags were more concealed than ever before.

I only finish half my cup of coffee because every day I do this dance with myself where I get all stressed out about getting to work “on time” in an office that has no start time. Literally no one knows or cares when I walk in the door and still here I am like, “Oh god gotta get to work I’ll just dump this coffee out.”

Every day when I get to my parking spot (half a mile from my office) I sit there for at least 15 minutes just pep talking myself into sitting on my butt for 8 hours. It’s rough. On this particular day I get sassy on Facebook.

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I have been insatiably hungry all week so I’m super thrilled when the lunch I brought is actually just a tupperware container full of plain quinoa and a few green beans. Damn you disorganized meal prep! I go to Dean & Deluca for expensive soup instead. I’m really just here for the baguette though.

After lunch I’m feeling particularly off kilter and in need of wasting my money so I go check out the new Rush Espresso to kill more time. It’s cute.

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After work I’m planning to go to the gym to make up for my bootcamp fail but then Google reminds me I have an event to go to at Eight Sushi. I weigh the pros and cons of showing up to a media event full of photo-frenzied bloggers, unshowered and pretty unpleasant in general. In the end I convince myself to “quit being antisocial.” (This is something my mom used to say to me in college when I kept trying to quit the sorority.)

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It’s a super cool place but I’m highly agitated by large social outings such as this so I hang for an hour and go home. Still convinced I’m going to go to the gym after that glass of wine. (I do not.)

INSTEAD… I make a cheese and pickle sandwich with a whole wheat tortilla and I add some soysage balls that I lovingly prepare in the microwave. It’s all very glamorous.

I eat approximately four handfuls of peanut butter M&Ms and then finally go to the gym. And by “go to the gym” I mean I go to my sister’s house that’s by the gym and feed her cat since she’s out of town.

Now here I am in bed.

NOW… Let’s pretend I wrote that making my day look awesome:

8am – Slept in. Needed it. Honored my body. Pour over coffee, so good.

9am – Work! Made it on time! Do what you love!

12pm – Treat yo’self. I’m going out for lunch.

12:45pm – [Instagram picture of espresso]

5:45pm – Media preview night! Sushi! Can’t wait! Love large crowds of people! Doesn’t give me anxiety at all!

7pm – Made whole wheat tortilla with broiled extra sharp cheddar, pickled cucumbers and these AMAZING MEATLESS MEATBALLS YOU SHOULD TRY. #eatclean #meatlesseveryday

8:30pm Off to visit my sister’s cat!

11pm Great day. Goodnight. I love you. <3


  1. Ha! love it.

    I’ve been doing the October blogging challenge from the same person that you posted about at the end of September…it’s a lot of fun. However, there have been three Day in the Life posts and I haven’t been able to bring myself to take it seriously.

    I handled it by writing a day in the life of my two hound mixes, Reuben and Bagel. Ha!


    • Katie Katie

      Haha those dog names are incredible. Well done.

  2. Amanda Bee Amanda Bee

    This is incredible. Thanks for making me feel better about what my DITL would look like if I had a blog because at least three hours of it would be cat-related (feed cat, scoop boxes, freak out about that random noise and stop everything to go investigate if the cat is fatally wounded, find out cat is bored, play with cat…)

  3. Tara Tara

    I loved this. And related. A lot. Thanks.

  4. Nitasha Nitasha

    This made my life.

  5. I just found your blog and I love it! This is seriously hilarious! Thank you for the laugh! 🙂

  6. JuJu JuJu

    This was awesome…good to know some of the daily struggles a la gyming it are universal!

  7. Ug, totally needed to read something legit like this today. Thank you.

  8. Leigh Ann Leigh Ann

    Ha ha. That made me laugh. So many bloggers do just that.

  9. Jen Jen

    Hahaha! Love it. Thanks for keeping it real!

  10. Betsey Betsey

    This is awesome and made me so happy.

  11. Ashley Ashley

    This is incredible. Great post, Katie! I needed this!

  12. Samantha Samantha

    Looking through your archives trying to find the home DIY blog you mentioned and came across this post. Am I missing the meatless meatballs link? Would love to find a good go to recipe (none I’ve tried are very good nor do they hold together well). Thanks!

    • Katie Katie

      Hey there! The meatless meatballs are sad little frozen balls from Trader Joe’s. And here’s the direct link to Live Love DIY if you need it! (Best blog ever.)

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