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Who’s Debbie?
Let me introduce myself… 

I’m the girl people didn’t really pay attention to in school, I was the loner, the kid in the back of the class who kept hr head down, but did well. 

I’m the kid who followed the advice of those around her; the adults, the well-wishers, the people who “knew best” on how to guide her through life (or so she believed at the time…) 

I towed the line and did what I was meant to for the most part, except I felt the cracks forming from halfway through college.  It didn’t feel “right”, I felt like there was more to life that I was being held back from, I pushed through for years (because that’s what you do) until I hit rock bottom. 

I crashed, I burned out, almost killed myself because I couldn’t figure out what to do anymore, I’d done all I’d been told to do well and be happy… so why was I so fucking miserable all the time and feeling like a complete failure? 

Because I was trying to live my life on someone (everyone) else’s terms… 

Well, no more. 

So here I am. 

Sharing with you my differences; the thought patterns and feelings that I should have followed all along. 

It’s never too late to make that choice.

Wanna join me? Keep reading…

Stop overcomplicating every damn thing!

"We're a group of incredibly smart women. We're all entrepreneurial women growing and running our own businesses, yet this menu makes no sense. Let's order from the bar menu instead." And order from the bar menu we did. It was September 2018, we were at a business...

How to break free and get what you want

I said a year ago to give me a year and I'll look at moving house- but I also knew deep down that if I kept living this way, with all this crap that doesn't suit me, then I would still be here, because the whole purpose behind moving is that I have a clean slate, and...

“the rules are, there ain’t no rules..”

"to the second bridge and back, and the one who makes it here first wins" I grew up watching Grease (if you couldn't guess) and by the time I was 7, I would watch it, rewind the video, watch it again, rewind, watch it again, repeat, to the point I drove my Mum mad...

What’s it like to let go?

There’s a scene in one of the Divergent films, I think it’s the last one (and I’m not watching it again just to tell you)  Tris goes into fear simulation training.  https://youtu.be/8Diu6MR_Y8g In the sequence, she’s put through a series of tests and has to work her...

And Nothing Else Matters

Alas, the music has ended. Not really, it never will.  But the run of concerts, shows and gigs I had has come to an end. *sad face*  I told you about Spice Girls and how we should look at what we want (what we really, really want) but there were other...

There is no structure, no strategy, no one way through

There just isn’t. It’s that simple. This world was not created by following a pattern, a system.  Yes, there are patterns and systems, but they were never planned.  They are only there looking back… retrospect, it’s a wonderful thing.  At...

Tell me what you want, what you really really want…

Last weekend I went to see Spice Girls in Manchester.  (The pic's not great, but I was too busy singing and dancing to care about trying to get the camera to focus!) Oh, what a night it was! Now, for a lit of people who know me, it seems a strange choice. In...

That time I died at the quarry

Not literally, it’s not that kind of story… but figuratively.  It was 2010, and I realised up to that point I’d never really done much.  In fact, I’d done all I needed to do to get by.  School, college, work, life.  All of it.  The bare minimum. Never more, never...

Someone who “gets it”

Sometimes that’s all you need. And they don’t even need to understand what’s going on. No matter how life goes. If it’s shit... REALLY shit. If it’s great. If it’s any shade in between. Whether you wanna laugh, cry, shout or bitch it out... they’re there. Judgement...

How small do you feel?

Have you ever noticed that when we’re home alone, we can feel pretty small… we look online and see people ‘living large’ and they’re travelling the world, have great careers, successful businesses, they have ‘big’ personalities, huge experiences, meet amazing people… ...

It starts with respecting yourself.

I'm making a change.  To boundaries. Up until this point, I've been doing it wrong.  I've been one hand on the wheel, waiting for people to give me permission to do what I want, what I need. It's an old habit, one that's took a long time to recognise and learn from......

Confession – I’ve never been fully invested in anything

In order to be really successful at anything in life, you need to be committed and invested.  Invested in the end result, invested even when you don’t see the outcome right away.  You have to be committed to do the work, without the instant results.  Day in, day out…...

Who’s that looking back at you?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered who that is looking back at you? I have. It’s not fun. I’ve done it today. I caught a glimpse of myself as I walked by, and it caught my attention… Who is that? Is that me? Seriously? Why do I look like that? My skin’s...

Start with respecting yourself…

When you feel like people are walking all over you, this may seem harsh, but it’s your fault.  Ouch! That stung a little, right? Maybe you’ve noticed a pattern of people doing/saying something, that makes you feel like crap.  You keep going about your day...