aty Colins thought she had it all, until a brutal wake up call set her on the most unlikely path.
Just a few years ago, Katy Colins thought she had it all: a great PR job, a house, a car, and she was engaged to her college sweetheart.
Then, three months before their wedding, Katys fiance called it off by confessing an affair, leaving her jilted and heartbroken.
And while my first instinct in that situation would be to retreat to my moms basement to live out my days with a series of cats, Katy didnt let her story end there.
She decided to quit her job, sell her house and car, and head off on a backpacking adventure around the world.
She started the Instagram account @notwedordead so family, friends, and Im assuming all her most gossip-loving frenemies, could keep up with her journey, but it quickly caught the attention of a much bigger audience.
Katys story started making headlines as she was dubbed the backpacking Bridget Jones by media outlets.
One of the first journalists to break Colins’ story was John Skiddle of the Liverpool Echo. A man shed coincidentally met in her journalism program in college, but hadnt spoken to in years.
You see where this is going, right?
As Katy traveled the world, John helped her navigate her newfound fame from an insiders perspective. And they probably laughed a lot and then accidentally held hands a few times.
As Katy wrote on her website, He became my rock when the tabloids magnified (and in some cases, distorted) my break-up, he cheered the loudest from the sidelines when all three of my books were released and he gets me.
(Insert sound of me screaming for a full 15 minutes.)
Katy and John fell for each other. They then moved in together, and it wasnt long before John popped a question Katy was familiar with.
And even though shed been jilted only a year before, she felt ready to make the leap with her new love. But she soon found out that wasnt the only leap theyd be making.
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