Hey, It's OK... Again


Because writing this last year has taught me that everyone does these things. And it also helps me justify why my dishes are piling up, and that it's OK to not hang my new clothes up just yet.
Hey, it's OK... Again.

When you still don't know where you're heading with life. It really doesn't always matter.
To sit in just your knickers and vest and eat five ice cream's in one sitting. It's totally fine.
When all you talk about is your cat. Because he's your housemate - and does things that really do need sharing.
To pretend you have plans to your friends in the evening, so you can really just go home, pop on your pyjamas and curl up in bed with a film, ignoring all incoming messages.
If you don't wash up for a few days and instead pile it 'neatly'. Because that's still being tidy?
To type a huge email at work with your boss thinking that you're contacting a customer, when really you're telling the girls all about your weekend. Monday's need making better.
When you can't remember who you told what to, and get excited every single time you re-mention it.
To smile sweetly at the checkout lady in the supermarket and upon her puzzled look, mention that 'yes, this food shop is for my family of three'. Nope. It's all for me.
When your daybed gets so filled up with clothes that your rail just becomes an empty rail for the week.
To eat the same dinner for four days running. Yes. All the sweet potato and butternut squash.
To not have all the money in the world. Life can still definitely be enjoyed.
When you pretend you're listening to someone but actually you're just wondering what your cat is up to right now.
Crying to your mama like you're a child still. Because sometimes you miss living at home.
Wearing matching sexy (sometimes uncomfortable) underwear everyday, when you're single, because you worry you may get hit by a bus. And the doctor could be cute. And you don't want to miss an opportunity.
To not be OK. But equally, it's totally OK to be OK too.
And to smile at everyone.
Unless you've got chocolate in between your teeth. Then smile like you're constipated.
Actually, maybe just wave.

Unless your alright-looking neighbour already thinks you're a fruit loop. Then don't wave either.


  1. THANK YOU! This post is genius. This morning I answered my door in my pyjamas. It was awesome and weird and totally okay.


  2. 'To type a huge email at work with your boss thinking that you're
    contacting a customer, when really you're telling the girls all about
    your weekend. Monday's need making better.' AMEN TO THAT! Best email ever xxx

  3. This was such a lovely post to read! Thank you for sharing these. x


  4. AnnaInternational8 July 2015 at 14:55

    Love it! All so true. And as for knowing where you're heading in life, the only thing we can be sure about is forwards...everything else is a mystery til it happens. Never thought I (corporate London city lawyer, spending weekends partying all over town) would end up a freelance editor working from my cottage in rural Yorkshire, but hey, turns out to have been the best thing ever! And I was certainly never aiming for it or planning it til it happened! And totally relate to the cat-love. My pets are my entertainment and my companions during the day and I love them all insanely!

  5. Ladies & croissants8 July 2015 at 18:32

    Is it really ok when all you talk about is your cat?!Ok, then I am relieved!!!

  6. This is such a nice post. There are always those days when I think - is it ok?
    Some of my most productive days have been in a vest and pants - despite being at home with fresh bed sheets!!!

  7. It's totally okay. In fact, it's more than okay. Please tell me more about your cat, his instagrams are my favourite. And eating ice-cream in anything more than your pants and vest is just overdressing in my opinion! x

  8. This is such a lovely post. All of these things are definitely a-ok.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  9. I love reading our posts, definitely needed this today as I've been slobbed out all day watching TV and eating junk. Your posts never fail to make me chuckle, smile and think of things in a new way :)
    Arora x

  10. 100% agree. Everything in that list is definitely a-okay :)

  11. "When you can't remember who you told what to, and get excited every single time you re-mention it."

    My favourite! Adore these little posts of yours Katy xx

  12. I love this. It is perfect. :)

    xx the streame | bloglovin'

  13. Haha, I love this post! I am new to your blog and have been loving it, even going back to older posts!

    Please tell me more about your cat because.. well.. CATS!!!!

    Carrie xxx

  14. This made me smile a lot! It's also quite funny because I've recently done a really similar post called "It's ok to..." after a friend and I spent hours coming up with and laughing about all the silly things we all do but no-one ever admits to! It's here if you want to have a look www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk Alice xx

  15. haha, I love cat stories, animals are so much joy! I might even enjoy cuddles with animals more than my boyfriend... don't tell him that though!

  16. I totally agree about the underwear I always think the exact same thing!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  17. I love that you said its OK to cry to your mom like a baby - when it gets tough, mom is the only one that could help. Iven if the issues are totally unreasionable :)

    x M. / http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/

  18. That email did cheer me up no end!

    Maria xxx

  19. I think just like last years post - this will be one i come back to when i need a little reminding that it's okay. You're an amazing writer and i don't think you know how such simple posts can be eye opening:)x



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