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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Bride jilted at altar quits job and sells home to travel around the world

After being left standing at the altar, a jilted bride quit her job and swapped weddings for wanderlust.
Heartbroken Katy Colins, 30, sold her house and her car and booked a one-way ticket to south east Asia after having her big day called off.
Little did she know that backpacking around Thailand, India and Nepal on her own would lead to her achieving a childhood dream of becoming a published author.
Katy, from Formby, England, has secured a three-book deal with Carina UK, an imprint of world-renowned publisher Harper Collins.
The former Manchester Airport public relations worker told how she was left confused and disillusioned with life after being jilted by her long-term boyfriend and sold “anything that wouldn’t fit into a large backpack” before jetting off to Thailand on her own.
Katy told the Liverpool Echo:
“Everyone did think I was a little mad especially as I’d never travelled anywhere by myself before but it just felt right.
“I needed the time away from everything and everyone I knew to find myself, but it wasn’t as cheesy as that.”
With a degree in English and journalism from Salford university, Katy said she always dreamed of one day writing a novel.
She kept a travel blog, mainly to keep family and friends updated during her trip, which grew and grew in readers.
Katy said:
“People who weren’t related to me started reading my blog and sending me emails, telling me how brave I was to quit it all and go.
“I received messages from other newly-single men and women who said they read my blog as an inspiration - that just because you’ve been dumped it doesn’t mean you have to listen to bad power anthems and devour ice-cream.
“You can use this as a catalyst for something much bigger and better.”
As she travelled around south-east Asia and India, Katy said the passion to start putting her experiences into words was hard to resist.
She said:
“I started writing a few chapters, not fully aware that they would be the start of a novel but mostly as a way to clear my head.
“Although I was experiencing things that I would never have imagined seeing, such as the Taj Mahal and trekking through the Himalayas, I was still working through the feelings that I wouldn’t be making wedding scrapbooks or be living the married life, well not just yet at least.
“I began to think what if you were given a second chance to find yourself?’”
Katy has since backpacked around South America for six months and lived in France teaching English for the past two years.
She was living in a small fishing town in northern France when she received news about the book deal.
Katy said:
“Ironically, an editor called me on what would have been our third wedding anniversary. “It is poignant to think how far I’d come through hard work, being brave and wanting to live the biggest life I could.”
Katy’s journey inspired her to write the first novel in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, a light-hearted romantic comedy, which has been described as “Bridget Jones goes backpacking”.
Destination Thailand, the first book in the series, follows hapless Georgia Green who spends what should have been her big day sobbing into a warm sex-on-the-beach cocktail wondering where it all went wrong.
She is forced to make a bucket list of her new life goals and packs her bags for a long-haul adventure to Thailand as she tries to discover herself once again.
With her unworn wedding dress still hanging in her wardrobe, Katy now thinks back to her ex calling everything off as the best thing that ever happened to her.
She said:
“His decision, although devastating at the time, was the wake-up call I needed. I had a good job, a lovely house and lived a comfortable lifestyle but it lacked adventure.
“That is something I hoped travelling halfway around the world on my own would give me, and luckily it paid off.
“I have climbed an active volcano in Chile, slept in a Thai jungle, got covered in Holi powder in India, skydived in France, and even taken a flight past Mount Everest. “I’ve experienced things that I would never have dreamed possible but the highlight is being able to call myself a writer. Nothing compares to that.
“I am a huge optimist and believe that everything happens for a reason. Life is about saying yes, being brave and knowing deep down that it will all end up alright.”

88 comments:

Treasure duru said...

Seen....





*2TINX*

chioma jacinta said...

Oyibo pple and dia wahala! * it's well*

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

All I know is that everything happened for a reason,do whatever makes u happy if it worth being happy.

Babylawyer. said...

Waih

Babylawyer. said...

Waoh! Kind of women that I tap inspiration from. I admire ur courage. So sorry ur ordeal but always remember it's better to get dumped in an alter than get bullied or divorced.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Babylawyer. said...

Waoh! Kind of women that I tap inspiration from. I admire ur courage. So sorry ur ordeal but always remember it's better to get dumped in an alter than get bullied or divorced.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Pesin Pikin said...

Like they say, "every disappointment is a ├člessing"...this is one of those disappointments. She sure is lucky n fulfilled having had her long-term dream come true. Nevertheless, d guy that jilted her kinda did her a favour u know

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

All I know is that everything happened for a reason,do whatever makes u happy if it worth being happy. Bring jilted shouldn't stop anyone who knows what he or she really want. Good she's brave n she finally got what she wanted " writer" and she's happy.

Donjazzycrush said...

digesteted!





Don~ jazzycrush

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

All I know is that everything happened for a reason,do whatever makes u happy if it worth being happy. Being jilted shouldn't stop anyone who knows what he or she really want. Good she's brave n she finally got what she wanted " writer" and she's happy.

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's nice...she is really strong!





Aunty linda don't u sleep?

funkecrown05@gmail.com said...

Hmmmmmm eyah, brave woman

Lanzo M said...

Enjoy ur life baby, damn ur so hot!

Justice of Peace said...

All things work together for our good.

Anonymous said...

She should call up the man that jilted her and tell him "thank you"



Jesus Loves you

Ngene Olivia said...

Blessing in disguise....any disappointment na confirm blessing













#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


Anonymous said...

Woah! Linda you are awake. I respect that, weldone. Keep on, keeping on.

Linda's pearl said...

Thank God for U

Anonymous said...

Wow! Live your dream girl. I was dumped too (no reason given)with a pregnancy that became a baby girl. Been rough raising her on my own; financially & otherwise but God has been my pillar. The father has never bothered to see or call her even though he knows of her existence. She is three now. I still cry sometimes cos it broke my heart. Moving on has been difficult.

Emmy Igwe said...

Enjoy life continues

Henry Ekene Obianika said...

Such a strong Lady. Go Girl!!

~Linda Cogitate~

Vivian Reginalds said...

Take heart, be hpy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

yubeejakes said...

Enter your comment...seen!!! on 2 d nxt one

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

No time to brood over rubbishjare


... Merited happiness

Teemah Salau said...

Awwwwn congrats to her! Every disappointment is a blessing!

JAYZSBOSS said...

Way to go mami. .this life is too short to not be happy

tosisochukwu said...

Bia nwa ! Must u public anytin u see on net?

















































































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

aderinto biliaminu said...

Seen

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Okay, good for her

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

Story that touch

Chidozie Bruce said...

Gud 4 her #sneh

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Seen

chinoni said...

You've picked yourself up and that is all that matters ,ladies that see men as something that is timeworthy i hope you don't experience this

Ebuka Emmanuel said...

disappointment turn blessings.

dats Baba God 4 u

dj banti said...

I hav been tryin to comment

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, when the money finish we go know the new story, enjoy sha, am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

dami llionaire said...

Its amazing how God turns disappointments into blessings....

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

Anonymous said...

Nice, will like to quit my job and travel the world too but I have a family to take care of!

Edem victor said...

Eeya. Great spirit


OKORO UPGRADED

Jenny Duby said...

Nice one.. #lindaConfirm

Juliet Iwuno said...

If it makes her happy, why not??? Linda take note!

golda awosika said...

I wud ve done d same




#*karlishah*

Pearlie said...

So it can be called" blessing in disguise"

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

So sorry dear.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigommakings@yahoo.com
Direct from Delsu.

Muna said...

That's the spirit! But y would u let it get to that stage before calling it off? Na wa ooo.

Ama Adoma said...

Go girl life is very short. Don't die for nobody

goschi godwin said...

Now that's fucking risky/crazy but was worth it.

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

Naey said...

I love this girl... wish her the best...we shouldn't go about sobbing for a guy who's not worth our happiness. Linda pls post my comment.

Teddy said...

I like her spirit..

#my2cents

Barth Olisa said...

Nice one turning downfall to up spring.


Bliss n blossom 2016

fabian eze said...

only one ot of 100 might have opportunities like that,so ladies don't go and sell all your belongings because you wan't to be like her.


#XENO-FABIAN

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmmm. Our God is Good, he. Makes sense out of man's senselessness

#LIB ADDICT#

Owakah I said...

OK

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

OKAY

snow white said...

Take heart

snow white said...

Take heart

Amarachi said...

Would definitely love to read this book.

AMIJEZ said...

Wow,that's inspiring. When life throw a lemon to you,make a lemonade out of it.

Hauwa said...

Omo to sharp..... well done jare

Maureen Mordi said...

One door close a beta 1 opens

The Lecturer said...

I like your courage lady, being jilted is not the end of one's existence.

ahabike daniel said...

Chai

sandra said...

wow inspiring i like that. some people will commit suicide.

Iragbijiile Grant said...

Oyinbo girls fine ke. God why una make me nigerian

borrykennn said...

Unbeleivable, That was exceptional. But best of all You need Christ. The best friend anybody could have.

JENNY IKEJI said...

Wow very inspiring am so happy for her at least she turn it around!!thats a way to go.

Fabs said...

This is really inspiring. Very nice :)

Anonymous said...

Really brave!!!

Fabs said...

And to think dat a guy will jilt someone as brainy, lively and beautiful as this

Odibe Blessing said...

Yeahhh she try,she didn't allow her situation bring her down....forward ever!

Michelle Ojong said...

Wow! Journey to self.

pam eucharia said...

Life goes on,love d spirit in her..

Ebony AKA Mama Pearl said...

Inspiring

Anonymous said...

I love her courage• similar thing happened to me•my boyfriend dumped me for a lady that was much older than him•I was heart broken• So I got motivated •as at then I was 17• I got a part tym job at skul• I started working and saving without the knowledge of my parent • And at the end of three month i saved up 55thousand• I no the amount is little•but he leaving me was like a goodluck I guess • i didn't allow my self to wallow in pain• And I achieved something little• LINDA POST MY• I DON ARRIVE

izy 2 nv said...

EYAHHH. IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE I GUESS. ENJOY YOUR LIFE OOO

uche ekwulugo said...

Making sense turn your sorrows to joy



AJ MAIN BOY...

temitope faizat said...

Every disappointment is a blessing enjoy your life

Anonymous said...

can tell she's gemini.

Angel Makiz said...

the lord is your strength...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Oluwa Bukola said...

It was blessing in disguise for her obviously. #Linda'spal

Chidinma Chikata said...

great,its good she turned it around to favor herself.Life always has a lot of beautiful things to offer.

brenda nzeh said...

you go girl............being yourself, maintaining your self worth and doing what you love the same time is priceless. ladies, in the midst of lifes hustle and bustle try and see life as an adventure....dont take yourself too seriously when you slip up or trash is thrown at your face......she NEVER gave up!!

brenda nzeh said...

you go girl............being yourself, maintaining your self worth and doing what you love the same time is priceless. ladies, in the midst of lifes hustle and bustle try and see life as an adventure....dont take yourself too seriously when you slip up or trash is thrown at your face......she NEVER gave up!!

write mercy said...

Life in christ is d best# eyaa! Is well with u dear, just try n move on d lord is ur strength

Anonymous said...

One Nigerian male celebrity should invite her to nija now and maybe marry her cos na so dem don dey roll.....#whitetinz.cum

Oai

Ade Olasengbe said...

It's well

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