Sunday, 22 January 2017

FRESH STARTS











Well hello there,

It’s been far too long since my last blog post, and I have my own personal reasons for that which I won’t bore you with. But after a much needed break I’m finally hoping to get back into the blogging swing of things (if you’ll still have me, of course).

It’s a new year, and that always gets me thinking about fresh starts and making changes. People use the beginning of a new year to mark a start of something new, they use it to make the changes they’ve longed to make but haven’t had the courage or determination to do. I’m exactly the same, and blogging again is one major resolution for me this year. But when 2017 was approaching, I found myself more focused on everything I’d achieved in 2016, instead of just the changes I hoped to make.

2016 was a massive year for me. I’ve obviously talked about it many times before, but after years of health problems holding me back I was finally able to get my life back on track last year. I worked so hard to be able to begin working, and despite my efforts and how much progress I made physically, no employer would consider me. Which don’t get me wrong, I completely understood their reservations, but after working so damn hard to be able to start working again, and wanting to get back into a normal life so desperately, the constant rejection was a tough pill to swallow. But, alas, July 2016 marked my life beginning to get back to normal after I at last landed a part time job. From there I’ve gone from strength to strength. Not only has it enabled me to make even more progress physically, but it gave me a massive confidence boost and has finally made me feel normal again. And in all honesty, despite my permanent exhaustion (awful tiredness is a big part of my health condition as well as the pain), that is what I have wanted more than anything.

Working also meant I was eventually able to go on holiday after 7 years of not being well enough/not having enough money. And not just any holiday, my DREAM holiday to Disney World in Florida, my absolute favourite place in the entire world. Going away honestly did me a world of good and helped put everything in perspective. I came home right before Christmas, and fully ready to embrace a whole new year and whatever lies ahead.

There are many things I want to achieve this year, and I’m hoping I can include dedicating more time to my precious little blog here more than I have been able to in recent months. I still have to take things one step at a time, but I definitely feel more hopeful than ever for what’s to come.

I also want to say a massive thank you to all of my lovely readers, followers and blogging friends for continuing to support me, despite my absence. And I hope 2017 is full of happy things for all you lovelies!

2017, let’s do this!

Katie xx


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5 comments

  1. Hey love!!!! So I almost shed a tear reading this, not only because I met my best friend in 16 but because I'm so proud of you of all what you have achieved! You're such an inspiration to others every single day! You know where I am if you need a photographer ;) and a friend of course, my best friend. Love you! Xx

    P.s. You look absolutely stunning, I fell in love with that bag and coat when we last met...the coat was so made for you, it matches your hair and skin tone perfectly! Xxxx

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  2. lovely to see you back to blogging! Loved this post and wish you all the best this year babe. Love your coat and boots... you seriously have the best boot collection. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. Looking like the ultimate slice of pink paradise gorgeous girlie, so happy to see your beautiful self back to blogging too. That coat was 100% made for your stunning self, I'm loving the bright burst of colour to throw some rainbow into this winter weather. So. Much. Love! <3

    I'm so proud of you for being so brave throughout everything and rising and shining like the stunning star you are lovely Katie. I can only imagine how tough 2016 must have been for you but the fact that you got your life back on track despite everything just shows how courageous and wonderful you are times an absolute trillion. It makes me over the moon (and then some) that you managed to finally go on your dream holiday to disneyland, Florida. The most magical place for the most magical babe, makes total sense ;)

    Here's to you, here's to your beaut blog and here's to 2017 being your best year yet! <3

    Lots of love to you gorgeous girlie xo

    Sophie | soinspo

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  4. What a great outfit! Totally loving the pink coat and buckled boots. It's wonderful to hear that 2016 went so well for you and you can be proud indeed of what you've achieved.
    I hope things are going great for you so far this year. Have a lovely week!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  5. Found you through the lovely Natasha. Well, I can totally relate to this post. Well done you for getting back on track lovely 😊 Here's to many healthy happy years ahead! Thanks for sharing 😘 Xx imogen

    www.imogenrose.co.uk

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