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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…

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...

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…...

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...