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Katy Colins quits her pursuit and sells her residence to transport a world

January 19th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.

A jilted bride substituted weddings for wanderlust after being left station during a altar.

Heartbroken Katy Colins, 30, quit her job, sole her residence and her automobile and requisitioned a one-way sheet to south-east Asia after her £20,000 marriage was called off.

Little did she know that backpacking around Thailand, India and Nepal on her possess would lead to her achieving a childhood dream of apropos a published author. 

Devastating: Katy Colins was left confused and artificial with life after being jilted by her long-term beloved during a altar, though motionless to barter weddings for wanderlust on a worldwide adventure

Devastating: Katy Colins was left confused and artificial with life after being jilted by her long-term beloved during a altar, though motionless to barter weddings for wanderlust on a worldwide adventure

Katy, from Formby, has cumulative a three-book understanding with Carina UK, partial of world-renowned publisher Harper Collins.

The former Manchester Airport open family workman told how she was left confused and artificial with life after being jilted by her long-term beloved and sole ‘anything that wouldn’t fit into a vast backpack’ before jetting off to Thailand on her own.

Katy said: ‘Everyone did consider we was a tiny mad, generally as I’d never trafficked anywhere by myself before, though it only felt right.

‘I indispensable a time divided from all and everybody we knew to find myself, though it wasn’t as cheesy as that.’

With a grade in English and broadcasting from Salford university, Katy pronounced she always dreamed of one day essay a novel. 

She kept a transport blog, Not Wed or Dead, especially to keep family and friends updated during her trip, that grew and grew in popularity.

Adventurous: The sad Manchester Airport PR workman quit her job, sole her residence and requisitioned a one-way sheet to Asia where she managed to try implausible locations such as a Taj Mahal in India (pictured)

Adventurous: The sad Manchester Airport PR workman quit her job, sole her residence and requisitioned a one-way sheet to Asia where she managed to try implausible locations such as a Taj Mahal in India (pictured)

Katy said: ‘People who weren’t associated to me started reading my blog and promulgation me emails, revelation me how dauntless we was to quit it all and go.

‘I perceived messages from other newly-single group and women who pronounced they review my blog as an impulse – that only given you’ve been dumped it doesn’t meant we have to listen to bad energy anthems and assimilate ice-cream!

‘You can use this as a matter for something most bigger and better.’ 

As she trafficked around south-east Asia and India, Katy pronounced a passion to start putting her practice into difference was tough to resist.

She said: ‘I started essay a few chapters, not entirely wakeful that they would be a start of a novel, though mostly as a approach to transparent my head.

‘Although we was experiencing things that we would never have illusory seeing, such as a Taj Mahal and movement by a Himalayas, we was still operative by a feelings that we wouldn’t be creation marriage scrapbooks or be vital a married life – good not only nonetheless during least.

‘I began to consider “what if we were given a second possibility to find yourself?”‘

The former Southport College tyro has given backpacked around South America for 6 months and lived in France, training English, for a past dual years.

Having a ball: Katy shows off her tan during one Christmas day spent on a beach in Koh Tao, Thailand 

Having a ball: Katy shows off her tan during one Christmas day spent on a beach in Koh Tao, Thailand 

Silver lining: Little did a 30-year-old know that backpacking around Thailand, India and Nepal on her possess would lead to her achieving a childhood dream of apropos a published author The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is accessible for pre-order now

Silver lining: Little did a 30-year-old (left) know that backpacking around Thailand, India and Nepal on her possess would lead to her achieving a childhood dream of apropos a published author. The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is accessible for pre-order now (right) 

An dusk in paradise: Gazing out over a fantastic nightfall on a River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

An dusk in paradise: Gazing out over a fantastic nightfall on a River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

She was vital in a tiny fishing city in northern France when she perceived news about a book deal.

Katy said: ‘Ironically, an editor called me on what would have been a third marriage anniversary. It is touching to consider how distant I’d come by tough work, being dauntless and wanting to live a biggest life we could.’

Katy’s tour desirous her to write a initial novel in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, Destination Thailand, a jaunty regretful comedy, that has been described as ‘Bridget Jones goes backpacking’.

With her unworn marriage dress still in her wardrobe, Katy now thinks behind to her ex pursuit all off as a best thing that ever happened to her.

New adventures: In Koh Samui Katy sealed adult for elephant movement and had a tighten confront with one of a vast animals As she trafficked around south-east Asia and India, Katy pronounced a passion to start putting her practice into difference was tough to resist

New adventures: In Koh Samui Katy sealed adult for elephant movement and had a tighten confront with one of a vast animals 

In Nepal, a traveller finished a four-day trek of a Himalayas, witnessing fantastic snowcapped mountains

In Nepal, a traveller finished a four-day trek of a Himalayas, witnessing fantastic snowcapped mountains

Katy's tour desirous her to write a initial novel in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, Destination Thailand, a jaunty regretful comedy, that has been described as 'Bridget Jones goes backpacking'

Katy’s tour desirous her to write a initial novel in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, Destination Thailand, a jaunty regretful comedy, that has been described as ‘Bridget Jones goes backpacking’

She said: ‘His decision, nonetheless harmful during a time, was a wake-up call we needed. we had a good job, a poetic residence and lived a gentle lifestyle though it lacked adventure.

‘That is something we hoped travelling half-way around a universe on my possess would give me, and luckily it paid off.

‘I have climbed an active volcano in Chile, slept in a Thai jungle, got lonesome in Holi powder in India, skydived in France and even taken a moody past Mount Everest.’

The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is accessible for pre-order now. It is expelled digitally on Jan 21.

During her adventure, Katy done many friends along a way She also had a event to try activities like motorbiking in Koh Samui

During her adventure, Katy done many friends along a approach (left), and had a event to try activities like motorbiking in Koh Samui (right)

With a grade in English and broadcasting from Salford university, Katy pronounced she always dreamed of one day essay a novel

With a grade in English and broadcasting from Salford university, Katy pronounced she always dreamed of one day essay a novel

With her unworn marriage dress still in her wardrobe, Katy now thinks behind to her ex pursuit all off as a best thing that ever happened to her With her unworn marriage dress still in her wardrobe, Katy now thinks behind to her ex pursuit all off as a best thing that ever happened to her

With her unworn marriage dress still in her wardrobe, Katy now thinks behind to her ex pursuit all off as a best thing that ever happened to her

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