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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…

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...

Bust through overwhelm FAST

Got a to-do list as long as your arm? Dread getting up because you just have too much to do? Can barely find time to do what you need to do because of things you need to do for other people? Got so much to do you just don't know where to start... so you sit watching...

It’s time to say goodbye

Every year I write in my journal about the lessons from the previous year and how I can work on that.
This year I decided I’ve had enough… so instead I’m saying Goodbye.

32 was the end of the line for me holding myself back.
That’s done with now, and it’s time to show up in my life the way I know I should.

Should. Want. Need. The difference between all three

Should. Want. Need. Three words, all with similar meanings, but each one more powerful than the next.    We live our lives saying these words... we have lists of them, whether on paper or in our heads...  But there's one that are misused, often confused; NEED We...

The room of 10,000 loners

Gigs, Concerts, Festivals… There’s something energising yet calming about being in a room with 10,000 loners. If you’re anything like me (which hundreds of thousands of people apparently are) you find solace in music… It’s how you energise, calm down, reflect,...

Dancing on Ice and Gemma Collins. Have some respect!

This has been on my mind since Sunday, and I couldn't really keep it in any longer...  I love Dancing on Ice, it's not even a guilty pleasure, it's just pleasure.  It's a couple of hours I get to spend with my girls, watching something that isn't Disney-related, and...

Planning and Strategising doesn’t work (for me…)

I’ve spent YEARS planning, trying to figure a way out, a way to the next step or the next level. I’ve strangled the life out of planners and notebooks, calculated every penny, scheduled every minute, I’ve gone to the EXTREME And done none of it. I’ve leashed myself...

What ignoring Marie Forleo taught me…

I actually drafted this up nearly a year ago, but I've been playing chicken with my writing... hiding the pieces that shed light onto areas I don't want to look at or acknowledge out in daylight. Well, no more... so here it is... Anyone who's anyone running an online...

An Apology

This is not going to be easy, but it needs to be done.  There’s a young girl who I feel I need to apologise to.  For a long time, I reacted to things happening in my life, and I didn’t react in the best ways.  I spent a long time allowing other people’s ideas,...

Day One – Starting Over

I have big dreams, goals and ambitions. I want a big life. But at the minute I feel like I'm sinking at the bottom of Harvey's first "this", or at least I feel like I am. So I'm making changes. Change 1 - sort out my mornings. Mornings are hard, especially when it's...

This is not Terrigenesis!

(Ref: Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) We don’t just wake up one day with these awesome new powers that will change our lives forever, once we figure out how to use them. Real life works the opposite way - we spend our days learning these new skills, each day building...

Nine years later…

I feel like everything's coming undone, in a good way... 9 years ago, I was signed off work with stress related insomnia. At the time, I was a single mum to a 2-year-old, working full time, with a 2-hour commute each day. I'd beaten myself up trying to be, do and have...

Discover Your Personal Style Using Pinterest

Ever felt like you're stuck in a style rut? Stuck wearing the same old thing every day, even though you're not 'feeling it'? We've all been there... and for women, it's common after a life/lifestyle change Becoming a Mum Changing jobs Leaving a job to stay home with...