Life is a roller coaster – just gotta ride it

I had a moment last week were I felt like the universe gave me a pat on the back, a ‘yes you’ve been working hard, here’s your reward’ kind of thing. I felt for the first time in a long time that everything was slowly starting to fall into place, leaving me breathing a sigh of relief and thinking – OK, I must be doing something right?!
In a profession where there’s no pay rises or promotions, it can sometimes be really hard to track your progress. Blogging has its ups and downs and often I become riddled with anxiety and self doubt thinking ‘Am I good enough?’ ‘Does anyone care what I think?’ These thoughts cross my mind daily and yet all it takes is one thing to get me back on track. Whether it’s simply a comment from a reader or follower saying that they’ve enjoyed my post (every comment you guys leave really does mean the world to me) or a brand wanting to work with me. These, along with my genuine passion for blogging are the things that get me back on track and make me feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.

A few weeks ago for instance I got myself in a bit of a rut. I did that dreadful thing and started to compare myself to others. Warning – this will NEVER have a positive outcome! I spent hours scrolling through Instagram and reading countless blogs and instead of seeing them as different (because everyone has there own style) I saw them as better. It made me lose all motivation and left me wallowing in self-pity *eye roll*

One of my friends noticed I was in a weird mood, we talked about it and of course as always, she knocked me right out of it. You see this particular friend is a straight talker, no bullsh*t, takes zero prisoners kind of gal. There was no pep talk or inspirational quotes, there was simply a ‘get a grip and get on with it!’ Yes, sometimes a warming, motivational chat is needed but other times you just need a friend that will tell it like it is… and it worked! The next day I was up early, at my desk and writing.

Not only blog posts but emails too. Contacting brands and PR’s, introducing myself and suggesting potential collaborations because sometimes you have to out yourself out there and ask for the work, instead of waiting for it to come to you.

Dress c/o – CiCi London, Sunglasses c/o – Ray-Ban via Pretavoir, Shoes – H&M

Photography – Zoe Griffin

So last week (as I mentioned at the start of this post) I finally got that pat on the back, that boost, that pay off for not giving up and for striving ahead instead. I got it because I decided to spend less time comparing myself and my work to others and more time being the best I can be and creating content I’m proud of. I can’t wait for the next few months and hope you’ll enjoy all the blog and Instagram posts that will be coming. I’m so excited to be working with some amazing brands and I can’t wait for you to see it all. I feel like I’m on a bit of a roll at the minute and although blogging can be somewhat of a roller coaster, I might as well enjoy the highs as and when they come right?! 

So yeah a bit of a conversational post today, no real point or objective, just some thoughts I wanted to share. Please do keep liking, sharing and commenting, your support really does mean everything to me and I can’t thank you all enough for choosing to land on this little corner of the web.

K x



  1. This Cat's Pyjamas
    August 16, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Gal you are so cool!! Love how individual your style is! And you are totally right, nothing good ever comes out of comparing yourself to others but it is hard to avoid sometimes! Glad that you are feeling better and in a good head space again :)

    • Kate Winney
      August 22, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Hi lovely,Thank you so much for reading, I got your email btw – so thoughtful of you! I'm so happy you liked this post and yes I'm feeling really good atm and ready to make bigger and better content :)Hope to see you back here soon!Xxx

  2. Natalie Lynn
    August 17, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Babes its Nat Lynn, I love reading your blog, whenever I've got a spare ten minutes at work I ready through blogs, yours being one of my faves. Never compare yourself to others, we're all unique, that's what makes people and life exciting! I have too fallen victim to doing this with my photography work, constantly critiquing my technical abilities and stressing about whether my images are even good enough anyway. Our minds go around in circles and anxiety takes over, its a horrendous circle that is difficult to break but keep doing what you do, you're fab and I want your entire wardrobe!! I also really want to shoot with you at some point, next time I'm down lets just do it!! xxxx

    • Kate Winney
      August 22, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Ah Nat Lynn <3Thank you so much for reading/commenting! Your support means everything! Ugh, it's so easy to do though isn't it?! I hate it but sometimes I just get caught up innit all, so annoying. And as for you, your photography is beautiful and so unique! Keep doing you because you are fabulous!Xxx

    • Kate Winney
      September 15, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks for reading Eloise and yes – she's pretty cool haha xx

    • Kate Winney
      September 15, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks so much lovely xx

  3. Jenny
    August 24, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Blogging really is such a roller coaster – I totally agree with you! It's awful when you start comparing yourself and your blog to everyone else and their blogs – it's never a good idea is it! But it's something we all do. I definitely try not to do it. Like you say, focusing on your own blog and your achievements is the best way to keep positive and motivated and keep moving forward xJenny | LuxeStyle

    • Kate Winney
      September 15, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Hey Jenny, Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment – it means so much! Yes, keep positive and keep moving forward. We got this!Kate xx

  4. Gail J
    August 27, 2017 / 10:26 am

    You look very pretty. And I agree that life is like a roller coaster. We gotta be strong and ready to roll in every situation!

    • Kate Winney
      September 15, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Oh Gail, thanks so much and thanks for reading! It's so true, gotta be strong!Kate xx

  5. FlissFloss
    September 2, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    You've always been destined for great things. I knew that as soon as I got to know you! Your blog is fantastic, I love keeping up with what you're getting up to! Keep up the fantastic work my lovely, you make me very proud!Fliss xx

    • Kate Winney
      September 15, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Fliss, means a lot!I hope you keep reading, planning on posting lots more now I'm back in the country xx