Things That Makes Me Laugh

Laughter is the best medicine and luckily I find it everywhere I go.

I love funny Twitter pages and when someone can laugh at themselves when they’ve just done something silly. I could watch endless episodes of You’ve Been Framed on a Saturday evening and re-watch all my favourite vines before bed. Play fighting is the best and even though I hate being tickled, it does make me giggle.

I will laugh at inappropriate times and when someone tells a really bad joke because I’m just socially awkward that way. I laugh when I’m scared and when I tell the truth (then people think I’m lying but I’m not I swear 😂).

The best laughs I’ve ever had, have always been with my family.

Katie ❀

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Something I’m Doing Well At

At the moment I feel like I’m doing well at staying present in the now.

I’m living a happy life and wanted to share the books that I had turned to on some dark days in the past. They made me appreciate the world and the human experience more so than ever before. I would definitely recommend these for anyone with an open mind and heart.

I’m fascinated by Louise Hay’s guidance on how positivity of the mind can cure an ailment you may be suffering from. Eckhart Tolle taught me to live in the moment and appreciate our Earth. As for Miranda, this was the first “self-help” book I ever bought and was the catalyst to my healthy wellbeing I try and live today.

They’re all beautiful books; different and unique in their own ways. I’ve done very well to keep the sceptic in me at bay and appreciate different opinions. In the end they all have one message in common… they want you to live a positive and happy life.

Katie ❀

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A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

I thought my life would take a new direction a few years go. I told myself I deserved it. I worked my butt off. Others said I could do it.

Then life threw a curveball and was like… NOPE YOU CAN’T AND NOT EVEN SORRY!

I was devastated. I cried a lot and beat myself up for days but eventually I got better. Time healed my wounds and I soon realised that I had just learned this lesson the hard way.

Don’t expect anything from anyone.

I could have told myself said that life is cruel… it wasn’t fair… why me?! Then stomp my foot on the ground like a little girl.

Surprisingly though… I didn’t do that. It was a revelation. I wasn’t bitter or angry. I was more disappointed in myself that I had expected my life to head in a certain direction. This was my blessing in disguise.

I used this time to make some changes and try new things. This was when I started yoga, meditation and eating healthy. I researched spirituality and read books like ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘The Alchemist’ to expand my knowledge of how others see the world. It was a little changes like these that helped me gain focus. It was my refresh button.

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It was a horrible and dark time for me. Now 2 years on, an opportunity came around again and I succeeded. Positive mind. Positive vibes. Positive life.

Katie ❀

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A Letter To My Future Self

Dear (Future) Katie,

It’s a Sunday and you’ve pretty much just been napping all day. Enjoy these moments. Take time for yourself and just breathe. Life is pretty hectic right now and one day you’ll probably look back and wonder exactly why it was you gave yourself too much to do. Then on the other hand you’ll probably be thinking you have no idea what’s to come and how truly busy life will someday be.

Keep doing yoga. You love yoga… a lot. Keep exploring and researching. Watch movies you haven’t seen before and enjoy the nostalgia of the ones you’ve watched a gazillion times. Stay organised but don’t let it overwhelm you. It’s okay to still be messy… life is not perfect. I hope you’re still pinning on Pinterest and not looking on Facebook. Pink will always be your favourite colour and if that’s changed I’ll be surprised. Buy flowers. Listen to music every day. Video special moments, you’ll want to look back on them in years to come. Photos are amazing but they never capture every small moment.

I hope you’re in a profession you can be proud of but understand that work is work and a steady secure income is something you should be hugely grateful for. Are you still blogging? I hope so but understand that people change.

Remember to follow your intuition, learn from your mistakes, be grateful for the little things and travel the world.

Lots of Love,

Katie ❀

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3 Lessons To Teach My Future Children

Do not compare your life to others
Everyone is on their own journey and figuring things out the best they can.

The best is yet to come
You have only just started in life, everything gets way better… so be patient.

Never hold grudges
Be the first to apologise (even if you’re not in the wrong). Life is too short to hate.

I love these 45 Life Lessons I found on Pinterest:

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Katie ❀

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iTunes Shuffle

Todays post is another one on music and I had to share with you the first 10 songs that shuffled on my iTunes.

  1. White Night – Ludovico Einaudi
  2. Summertime – Louis Armstrong
  3. The Constant – Michael Giacchino
  4. For The First Time – The Script
  5. Applause – Lady GaGa
  6. Changing – Sigma Ft. Paloma Faith
  7. Not Giving In – Rudimental Ft. John Newman & Alex Clare
  8. If I Lose Myself – OneRepublic
  9. To The Light – Newton Faulkner
  10. All About You – McFly

I was nervous of this one! I have a bit of eclectic taste of music and my iTunes is full of old songs as I’m always on Spotify now but I think it’s been alright for me! (phew 😉)

Katie ❀

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My First Love

I met Joel when I was 16 years old.

The first time I ever saw him, he was making loud noises in front of a group of people. The second time, he was doing something stupid with his mates. The third time, he came up to speak to a friend of mine and I remember thinking… “oh, it’s him again… the crazy idiot.”

As I watched him walk away, he looked back over his shoulder… at me! Directly looking at me as he was walking away! He wasn’t nervous about it at all. He was confident and gave a little smile but not in the immature way I’d seen before. My heart flipped out of my chest. 

Some time passed and he plucked up the courage to speak to me over MySpace and we chatted a lot over MSN too (showing my age here! 😂) We’d occasionally get-together in college and then eventually started having hour long conversations with each other most nights over the phone. He was my best friend for a good few months. We went shopping together, had cinema dates and he made me laugh so much… all… the… time! He was hilarious! (ah! got to love the honeymoon period!)

BUT… he was my friend. Sometimes, I considered that we could be more than that but he was so different from other guys I had been attracted to. I’ll just say my 14/15 year old self loved a “bad boy” (shivers) and Joel was… well… certainly not that.

On a trip to the shops one day, we discussed being a couple but had agreed that college came first and if anything was to happen it would be at the end of the school year. So we walked back to the bus stop and stood there waiting with many others.

He caught me off guard and kissed me spontaneously at that bus stop on 27th April 2007.

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And as they say… the rest is history. We’ve had ups and downs. Break ups and makeups. Joel was my first love and I married him on 12th September 2015. He’s my best friend in the entire world and I couldn’t imagine life without him.

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It’s crazy to think we’ve been together for almost 10 years! We grew up together but in very separate ways and in this time our foundation was always built on friendship.

Our younger selves have even been captured on film for a friends college project. It’s so cute! I used to cringe every time I saw it but I love it more and more as we get older.

Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite ❤️

Katie ❀

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