LIFESTYLE | Finding Happiness

Bills Restaurant Pancakes

Happy Bank Holiday weekend lovelies! – I hope you have lots of wonderful plans, either with your friends, family, or by yourself, happily swimming in ALL THE CHOCCIE.  (I will probably be the last one) 

Thank you for all of the support recently, it means the world! Particularly on my previous post and my latest youtube video. I met up with the lovely Leanne this week for dinner and catch up, it was so so nice, I really do love this girl! Plus, we really got a bargain deal on our food didn’t we?! MmMmM! 

Anyway, Leanne asked to meet up with me because we hadn’t seen each other in a while, and she knew I perhaps haven’t been the happiest little bean lately, and wanted to check I was okay. After lots of chats, giggles, updates on life, she said “you have so much to look forward to!” and she is right there! It got me thinking… but why do I not feel happy…..?

I’m going to say it now. Happiness = having things in life, that you are looking forward to. 

I know the feeling, you know like on Boxing Day, where Christmas feels like it is all over for another year, and your heart kind of just sinks… like oh. All that excitement, all that build up, and now, poof, it’s already over?! That is kind of how my birthday felt this year.


My birthday each year is such a lovely day. I forever feel blessed to have such amazing friends who take time out of their busy lives, to celebrate my special day. This year was no different. My beautiful bestie Beth, or I like to call her BB / Leakey came up to visit me for the weekend. With a girly day filled with giggles, delicious foods, cocktails and dancing, I knew I was in for a good day! I was so excited for weeks to see her, and it really didn’t disappoint. Photos taken at Giraffe, and The Alchemist – Greek Street.

Alchemist Cocktails Leeds Greek Street

Leeds Trinity Giraffe Cocktails Alchemist Leeds Greek Street Birthday Celebrations

Alchemist Leeds Greek Street Birthday Celebrations


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Tomorrow, I am hopping on the train to begin my little London adventure for two weeks! I am delighted to be spending the next two weeks participating in work experience at Penguin Books. (I just want to insert all of the cute penguin emojis, and happy emojis in here to express my current excitement about this opportunity) I am blessed, nervous, excited, all the emotions about this experience – I hope they like me ahhh! Wish me luck!

Also, below, what a thoughtful gift off my housemates for my birthday huh?! 

Penguin Books Colouring Book

Little Mix

I love Little Mix. And I am not ashamed at all to admit it. Why do people think it is ‘uncool’ to like Little Mix, I am not sure? They are awesome feisty chicks, and Beth and I are seeing them next month in Leeds, and we are FRONT ROW. I am so proud of Beth for securing these tickets! We are going to scream the night away, and the temptation to hop on stage and join in will be REAL. What makes this even more special is the fact I will be handing in my dissertation the day before, so double happiness and celebrations! 


There is something about finding out the date of your graduation that just makes it feel so much more REAL. My graduation date is the 13th July and I cannot flipping WAIT. Its sooooo soon! Aaaaaaah, that makes me crazy anxious but also makes me want to jump around and dance and scream so hard. I am hoping this will drive me to SMASH my final project, which is another thing I am excited about actually. But you are probably bored of me talking about that at the moment, so I will spare you the rant. (just this one time, you lucky strawbs)  

Bloggers Events 

Aren’t blogger events great? I do love them I do. I love meeting the people that provide all the support, and whilst I have taken a step back from them a lot recently, I do really miss them, life just became too overwhelming to have the pressure to write up about events and things. The guilt I currently feel for all of the things I haven’t written up is unreal. I can only apologise, and if you have emailed me recently, I haven’t replied to those in about a month either. I am beginning to manage life better more recently, so please do bear with. 

Ignoring all of the above, I do have a few exciting things lined up such as the Bloggers Ball in June, which should be a really fabulous event – let me know if you are going, and I will see you there! I plan on going away for a summer trip (hopefully abroad) with a few bloggers, which will be lovely, GIMME THE SUN. (But not too much, because yano, pale skin problems) 

Hope you enjoyed this post, I would like you all to write yourself a list of 3 things that have made you happy today, as well as having a think about things you have coming up to count down, and look forward to. If you find yourself struggling to create yourself a list, please please please try to arrange something. Meet up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages, book a weekend break away, go to the zoo, see your favourite artist in concert, anything! Do let me know in the comments what you are looking forward to, I want to feel all the positive vibes from you lovelies today! 

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  1. March 25, 2016 / 10:14 am

    So happy you seem to be feeling better lately 🙂 & Happy belated birthday!!
    3 things I am looking forward to:
    1. Exploring a new town tomorrow!
    2. The day it finally stop snowing around here.
    3. May!- My baby is due then 🙂
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  2. March 25, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Awhh this is such a lovely post and I'm glad you're feeling better chick! I'm really looking forward to Summer this year which neverrrrrr happens as it's when I'm getting married and going on my honeymoon – woo! x

    Always, Alice

  3. March 25, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    These are great things to look forward to, the Bloggers Ball sounds so good, I wish I could go. The cocktails and the food look amazing, I'm glad to hear you had a great birthday. I'm looking forward to seeing a friend I haven't seen in 2 years this summer and I also can't wait to go on holiday with my family. xx

  4. March 25, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Aw this is such a lovely post! I really need to start writing out exactly what makes me happy, particulary to save for down days. What's currently keeping me happy is that I'm off to France with my family next week and in June I'm fulfilling my life goal of seeing Beyonce live and I'm buzzing 🙂 x
    Charlotte's Road

  5. March 29, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    You've got so much stuff coming up! I'm SO jel you're going to be front row at Little Mix too! I hope writing all this stuff down has helped you out a little Kay! <3

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  6. April 1, 2016 / 10:39 am

    So many amazing things! <3

  7. April 22, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    What a cute little post Kayleigh. I am so glad to see you are looking forward to some exciting things and life is going your way at the moment, you deserve it so so so much!
    Bee |

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