What a day in my life really looks like

What a day in my life really looks like

There seems to be a common misconception that the blogger life is so special and exciting. And when you open Instagram and glance only the lovely bits and pieces of one’s day you might certainly think just that. That is why I decided to jot down everything that happens to me throughout a normal work-day and share a typical day in the life of miss getaway with you today. Hope you enjoy and have a laugh at the miserable adulting that I’m pulling off on a day-to-day basis. 

A Day in the Life of Miss Getaway

06:00 a.m. – My alarm goes off and I immediately curse myself for having placed the phone so far from bed, forcing me to get up asap.

06:10 a.m. – I slouch into the kitchen and pour me my first coffee of the day. I dream of a lovely barista latte, complete with a heart on my milk foam but all I’m getting is a bit of fresh brew from my french press with a splash of almond milk to start the day.

06:30 a.m. – Enter bathroom: I get ready for the day and drink my coffee while doing so. Procrastinating whenever I can. Midway through getting ready I realize that short hair is so much more effort in the morning. Why’d I cut it again? Ugh past Kerstin is so annoying.

07:00 a.m. – I’m almost ready to go but realize that I do not really like my outfit and need to change. Again. Now that’s a total of three outfits tried on on a monday morning. In the end, I opt for the first option. Well….

07:20 a.m. – I leave the house to walk to work with another cup of coffee in my hand to get me to work safely and hopefully wake me up in the next half hour.

07:30 a.m. – I see two dogs chasing a squirrel in the park, stop to watch them and ponder about the fact that we do not deserve dogs. Too pure!

07:40 a.m. – I want to get myself a cinnamon bun for breakfast. At the checkout, they tell me you cannot pay with your card here. So I stomp off, annoyed and hungry.

08:00 a.m. – Finally at work, I make myself a cup of tea, put my earphones in and start working.

10 a.m – I am starving at my desk, already ate half a package of chewing-gum and desperately wish time will run faster so I can finally head into my lunch break.

11 a.m. – I’m tagged in a funny meme and randomly start laughing out loud at work. Why am I like this?

12 a.m. – FINALLY LUNCH BREAK. As I saw another blogger raving about a new 20€ H&M jumper on Instagram last week I run into town while I’m on my break to check it out. I’m on a shopping ban but duh, that’s only 20 euro. Do not spot the jumper, sadly. What I do finally get, however, is my well-deserved lunch. I sit down with my sandwich and smoothie in the sun and enjoy the time off outside with noone to talk to and no responsibility – if only for a couple of minutes. Then I run back to work again.

1 p.m. – Back to work it is. My friend messages me if I want to meet her for an after-work drink in the evening. I initially scheduled gym for today but am oh-so-happy to meet her. No sports for me today, what a pity.

5 p.m. – The rest of the workday went smoothly. I had two more coffees and was able to work productively due to the bar of chocolate my colleague shared with me. Happily, I venture out into the city again to meet my friend for drinks.

6 p.m. – We talk over a glass of vino until I manage to spill it all over my favourite jumper. Yeah so much for that. We decide to take some snaps for my Instagram but I end up laughing all the way through the shoot and only get 2 nice pictures, one of me laughing like a maniac. But that’s genuine and real, isn’t it?

6.30 p.m. – At home, I decide to head out for a quick sunset run. I witness the most amazing sunset in a while, stop and sit down to take some pictures (certainly not because I’m f*cking out of breath) and then run down the hill again.

8.00 p.m. – After a quick shower I finally make myself something to eat for dinner. As I’m lazy as usual (Cooking for one is no fun) I simply made up a quick pasta that I can take with me to work the next day as well. It’s delicious.

8.30 p.m. – I’m annoyed because I now have to do the dishes before being able to go to bed. Someone wanna sponsor me a dishwasher? haha, no but seriously.

9.00 p.m. – I sit down at my desk and check my e-mails. I reply to the ones that I desperately need to reply to asap and put all the others on my “to-do” shelf, forcing future Kerstin to deal with the work I do not feel like doing today. I check my Instagram, answer to comments. I check my blog, answer to comments. I check my other social media accounts and end up chatting with a friend on WhatsApp.

10.30 p.m. – Finally, I fall into bed, wanting to read a bit before drifting off to sleep. But I see I’ve gotten tagged in more memes and end up aimlessly scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. WHY!

12.00 p.m. – I force myself to put my phone on my desk so I’ll actually have to get up tomorrow and won’t be late for work. I curse myself because I really wanted to read and how am I ever going to finish that book if I always scroll through social media rather than read?

00.30 a.m. – I remember I need to write down some more things I’ve done in my journal for this post and almost fall asleep doing so. After that, finally go to sleep, thinking about the fact that I forgot to brush my teeth this evening.



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**note: I have written this post a couple of days back, hence also the old photos with long here. I promise new ones with the short hair I’m rocking now will follow very soon!



  1. 24th October 2017 / 9:36 am

    Love this little insight in your day Kerstin – almost the same as mine, except: I couldn’t make it to lunch without that breakfast. BTW, I really do hate shops where it’s not possible to pay by card – hello 21st century?! haha :D

    xo, Sonja

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:36 pm

      EXACTLY! Where are y’all living if you don’t offer card? Duh!

  2. 24th October 2017 / 9:53 am

    LOVED reading this post and the way it was written made it such a nice, breezy read. I find it so interesting reading about what other people get up to in a day.

    PS- I see so many nice H&M pieces online and I never find them in store for myself! So tragic.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks a lot Julia x

  3. Stephanie Drexler
    24th October 2017 / 10:15 am

    So ein authentischer Blogpost, liebe kerstin!
    Dein Tag klingt ziemlich voll und produktiv :)
    x Stephi

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Danke für die lieben Worte Stephie x

  4. 24th October 2017 / 10:59 am

    I utterly enjoyed reading this post. So relatable! :-)
    I like to metnally split myself in future and past Claudias too haha.

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Haha you just gotta do that if you want to stay sane hahah

  5. 24th October 2017 / 12:16 pm

    So funny and I’m so also really guilty of deciding to read a book but then scrolling through social media for half an hour instead! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:35 pm

      That is SUCH a bad habit, I’m trying to work on it x

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Absolutely true. I think people always make it look so easy when it really is not x

  6. 24th October 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Haha, this is actually a really funny and relatable post! I’m the same thing with the coffee in the morning and HATE IT when I can’t pay with my card…like, seriously?! That’s exactly what cards were invented for!

    LG, Rosie // Curvy Life Stories

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much Rosie, I really appreciate the positive feedback x

  7. 24th October 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Omg I have SO much love for this post! (I can relate so much to your 7AM situation, hahah!) Also, to someone who also enjoys spending time alone (no people, no responsibility, and whatnot) your lunch break sounds like a lovely short period of time. Kudos to you for writing this so well and for keeping it so real haha <3
    Have a happy week!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you so so much for your lovely feedback Joanne x

  8. 24th October 2017 / 6:49 pm

    wow sehr toller einblick in den tag u jaaa wow wie viel kaffee trinkst du bitte? :D :D ich trinke auch gerne hin u wieder einen kaffee aber in der früh so kurz nach dem aufstehen würde ich keinen runterbringen – da greif ich lieber zu ner tasse tee
    glg katy


    • 25th October 2017 / 8:34 pm

      haha ich trinke sehr viel Kaffee – das war sogar ein Tag mit “wenig Koffein” :D

  9. 25th October 2017 / 11:04 am

    Hallo Kerstin,
    schöne persönliche Geschichte!
    In vielen Punkten erkennen sich viele von uns wohl wieder.
    Fängt bei mir schon beim Wecker an, ich hab ihn auch absichtlich weit weg, so dass ich aufstehen muss.
    Wie schaffst du es, bis nach Mitternacht auf zu sein und dann schon wieder nach 6 aufzustehen? :)
    Ciao Markus

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Oh ich muss ja :D Ich würde auch lieber länger schlafen aber dann schaff ich es nicht wach ins Büro haha x

  10. 25th October 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Mah Kerstin, der Post ist einfach genial und die Idee, sowas zu schreiben ist wirklich super. Macht dich gleich noch sympathischer, obwohl i ma gedacht hab, dass du bei mir eh schon das Maximus erreicht hast :) aber du überrascht mich immer wieder mit deiner Kreativität. Danke, dass du auch mal ein bisschen Real Life in diese Blogosphäre reinbringst. I bin ganz begeistert von diesem Blogpost und jetzt hab i es endlich geschafft, ihn zu lesen und darüber hinaus will i jetzt a sowas machen :D

    ganz, ganz viel Looooove an dich

    • 25th October 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Ma danke danke danke Lisa für das super liebe Feedback! Bin gespannt auf deinen Beitrag. Bin mir sicher der wird auch ganz ganz toll – mach das also auf jeden Fall nach :D

  11. 26th October 2017 / 11:41 am

    I loved reading this – as a ridiculously curious person I always love getting a little snippet into other people’s lives!

    I would love for someone to sponsor a dishwasher for me too – let me know if you find someone? :’D xx

  12. 27th October 2017 / 11:42 am

    such an early start – don’t know how you were awake enough to go for a run! also I know the exact H&M jumper you mean – sold out in my local store too :(

    Laura | roseandweston.blogspot.co.uk

  13. Carina
    28th October 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Sooo ein cooler Blogpost – love it!! :-)
    xx Carina

  14. Caterina Sosso
    30th October 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Wow 6am alarm!! I set mine at 7.40 and I usually get up around 8 and I feel like I’m awake so early ahah I need to improve but I do love my bed more during winter. :)
    I’m personally struggling a bit with my blogger life because of Uni, but yeah it’s time consuming and so many people don’t get it, so annoying!!!

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

  15. 31st October 2017 / 9:24 am

    Kerstin! Ich hab dir ja schon letztes mal gesagt wie sehr ich diesen Beitrag von dir liebe. Er ist authentisch, originell und einfach so unfassbar lustig und nachvollziehbar. Score 10.000. Genau mehr solcher Post braucht die Bloggerwelt – weg mit den unzähligen 0815 Outfit Posts und Flatlay Favourites und her mit den richtigen Menschen hintern den Bildschirmen. Bitte bitte mach noch einen Post ;) Am besten eine “Weekend Edition” :D

    Lots of Love
    Alina :*

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