Best Boot Forward: Carpe Diem

The blogging community has been shocked by the sudden death of one of it's finest members, Kate Sutton of Wit Wit Woo this week. Kate touched a lot of people with her fiery, funny and fabulous writing and I know she was a positive influence on my blogging right when I started out as I'm sure she would have been to many others.

Even if you don't know who Kate was, I'm sure we can all relate to suddenly losing someone of influence in our lives, whether we knew them or simply knew of them, it can have an impact and make us reflect on our own lives, assess what is really important in the big scheme of things and whether we would be happy if our days ended sooner than we thought.

The hashtag that has emerged in Kate's memory is #BeMoreWitWitWoo – a fitting tribute, which asks us how we can seize the day, live life to the full, being bold and kind on the way.

There is a GoFundMe page to raise money to help Kate's family with her funeral costs if you would like to support it.


It's a fairly simple theme, with some questions to get you thinking:-


How can you seize the day? Think about if your time was limited, what would you do to enrich your life? Could you change your life in a big or a small way right this second? Could you choose that bolder shade of lippy or slip on those fabulous heels you've never had the occasion to flaunt?

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4 thoughts on “Best Boot Forward: Carpe Diem”

  • Still very stunned by the news – seems very unreal when such big characters disappear from the planet although what is lovely is that Kate never quite will as she has left such a powerful legacy. Have always loved the carpe diem saying but don't live by it often enough – ever the scaredy cat but am going to actually do something about that inspired by Kate and your post #BestBootForward

  • I hadn't come across Kate's blog until people were sharing the sad news of her death on Twitter. I've read such moving comments about her and seen the generosity of a community that loved her with the smashing of the target set on the Go Fund Me page for her boys. Life is too short so 'Carpe Diem' indeed. I'm resolved to live with less fear and more spontaneity x

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