“Look at all this mess I made!” – The Color Run Sunderland

Katy, Girl in the North at Sunderland Color Run

Surprise – I bet you didn’t think you’d see a post from me given the time since the last one! It has been really nice these past few months to check my blog email and hear from people who miss my posts or who just generally want to wish me well, so thank you for all your lovely comments.

Before Christmas a good friend of mine recommended I read a book called The Secret and to be honest at the time I brushed it off. Last year I had somewhat got myself stuck into a rut of working constantly and felt like I didn’t have time or energy to pursue anything else I wanted to in life. I had my whole work/life balance completely out of sync. Randomly one day in Waterstones buying a gift card, the book had been left out on top of a bookcase and I bought it. Reading it later that evening, it suddenly dawned on me that the problem I was having was actually me!

So in the first week of January I made a list of everything I wanted to do and everything I wanted to achieve. Then I wrote how I was going to do it. The list included everything from going and getting a gel nail manicure to changing my career to focus more on digital again. I’m now almost finished my original list and so much has changed for the better since January. I absolutely loved working in events but it was time for me to move on and when an opportunity in digital came about I snapped it up. I’m healthier and happier than I’ve ever been before and moved to a new home with a lovely garden which means I can spend lazy Saturday mornings soaking up the sun with a coffee.

I have more free time now too which has worked wonders for my relationships with my family, friends and boyfriend. And it also means I get to take part in some of the events I worked so hard on last year. The Color Run took place yesterday and while I had so much fun taking part, standing and looking round afterwards I did have a massive lump in my throat. It was so lovely to see thousands of people enjoying something I’d played a part in.

So what’s next… currently I’m sat with a mug of green tea, catching the last few rays in the garden compiling my new list. However I’m not going to write just yet what all the items are, because my plan is to blog about them… A bucketlist of sorts!

And for those of you who can’t wait to find out, make sure to follow my instagram and twitter for some clues.
Katy x


  1. July 22, 2014 / 4:04 am

    I literally need to make a bucket list!!! And I hope you continue blogging I'd love to follow and read your posts!

    • July 24, 2014 / 6:53 pm

      It's a great idea Carey, it makes you so much more focussed! And thank you very much… I hope to continue as much as I can. x

  2. July 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Hi Katy, it is good to see that you are back an have managed to create a better balance in your life. I need to do this as I feel there is just not enough hours in the day sometimes.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

    • July 24, 2014 / 6:55 pm

      Hello dear,

      Thank you so much. I know what you mean but it's very much a case of once you realise, deciding what your priorities are… don't get me wrong though, I could still do with an extra day in the week! x

  3. July 24, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    This sounds like a book I need to get reading. I feel as though I fill my life up so much that I never have a spare minute, and yet that I am somehow also waiting for my life to begin. I'm not sure how to explain it, but kind of that.

    • July 24, 2014 / 6:57 pm

      It's a great book Char! It's all common sense but sometimes I think you need to read it and see it on paper before you actually realise you need to make the change yourself. My Mom always tells me to try to enjoy everything I do – even if it's as small as going to the supermarket… find pleasure in small things and make them worthwhile. Take care dear x

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