Five Minutes Each Evening


This is what happens when you have children and you’ve had to listen to ‘The Stick Song’ for the zillionth time. Look it up, I dare you. It’s annoyingly addictive. 

Anyway, this is my STICK. Oops, I mean SCAB.

I like to write in my journal at the end of every day. I’ve aptly named it:

Five Minutes Each Evening By Cat Bayley

I’ve always loved to write and I find getting my thoughts down on paper and out of my head really cathartic. It allows me to reset and to go to bed each evening with a clear mind, waking up with a fresh perspective the next day.

I like to begin my journal by listing 3 things that I’m grateful for. Let’s do todays:

  3. TIME

I don’t need to explain them, they’re pretty self-explanatory. But they vary every day. They help me to appreciate the things that I have and the things I get to experience but might take for granted.

So, my first week at SCA done.


I still have that anxious, butterfly feeling in the pit of my stomach whilst also experiencing bursts of adrenaline at what I’ve accomplished in just my first week.

I mean, I performed stand up comedy on my second day. Me? Cat? Performing comedy? I know!

I have no doubt in my mind that this is the best decision I ever made. I’ve known about SCA for years and every year I’d consider applying. Can I do this? Will I be good enough?

I don’t know what changed this year but I booked that call with Marc and since then I haven’t looked back. I already know that this course is going to push me to my limits and challenge me like nothing has before. 

But this time, something is different.

In all my years of learning, I’m experiencing something I never have before.


I’ve never before enjoyed working this hard.

It goes to show that the quote:

“If you do a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”

is very true.

Although, I do think it should be:

“If you do a job you love, and you’re good at it, you’ll never work a day in your life”

I love singing but I’m s**t at it so I don’t know how much I’d enjoy it.

Anyway, that’s my five minutes up.

Till next time.


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