Whether you’re her No. 1 fan or the sound of her voice makes you cringe, there’s one thing you have to admit: Taylor Swift is a very accomplished lady. A singer, songwriter, successful entrepreneur, and health and wellness guru, Tay Tay (one of the star's nicknames) has made a name for herself.
At 15, Taylor signed her first record deal. She’s won a total of 10 Grammy Awards (certainly no small feat), and to date, she has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. In addition, eight of her songs have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100, and her concert tours are among the highest-grossing in history.
There’s no denying that Taylor Swift has achieved great success — and immense wealth — but it’s important to note that this success wasn’t handed to her on a silver platter.
Tay Tay has worked her tail off to get where she is today. In the early days of her career, when she was just a teen, Taylor would meet with accomplished songwriters, like Liz Rose, every Tuesday for songwriting sessions, which would last for about two hours − after attending a full day of school.
She’s as hard-working and dedicated today as she was back then, and she doesn’t seem to show any signs of stopping.
Needless to say, Taylor Swift leads a hectic life. From performing in front of sold-out crowds to jet-setting with celebrity buddies, she’s constantly on the go. So, wondering how she does it all? Here’s a day in the life of one of the most famous pop singers, business owners, and fitness influencers.
Taylor wakes at 7 a.m. This is typical for the average adult (even though her life is anything but “average”).
Immediately after she rises, she makes herself a cup of tea and toast and spends time bonding and playing with her beloved kitties, Olivia and Meredith. Usually, Swift is out all evening and into the night and often doesn’t return until the wee hours of the morning.
Because her feline friends are left alone for quite a while (they are very well cared for, of course), Taylor prioritizes spending time with each of them to ensure they know how loved they are.
After breakfast and a kitty cuddle sesh, Taylor gets into workout mode. Exercise is vital to her, so she makes sure that she always makes room in her schedule to get to the gym and that has enough time to get back to her New York apartment to get cleaned up and look presentable before she heads out for the day. Then, when she’s ready, Swift usually grabs lunch with some friends.
People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. ~Taylor Swift
In the afternoons, Taylor Swift gets down to business. She has many obligations to attend to, and this is the time of the day when she deals with a lot of the red tape, meeting with studio execs to discuss themes and song choices for new albums, concerts, etc.
After handling business matters, Taylor often meets up with friends – both in-person and digitally (she’s known to use Skype).
In the afternoons, she often dedicates time to baking. Believe it or not, she’s a big baking fan and loves whipping up batches of goodies and delivering them to neighbors and strangers when she gets the chance.
The evening hours are Taylor's busiest time of the day, as many of her concerts take place at night.
Before hitting the stage — if she's performing that night — she does a sound-check with a few songs, practices her moves, and gears up for her performance.
After rehearsal, she makes sure to grab a bite to eat, so she’s energized for the upcoming show. Then, it’s on to singing and dancing for enormous crowds in some of the world's biggest arenas and concert venues.
When the show’s over, Swift always makes a point of meeting a few lucky fans, inviting them to come backstage and hang out with her. Then, after meet-and-greets and signing autographs, Taylor heads home, unwinds for a while, posts photos on social media, and by around 1:30 am, she calls it a night.