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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…

Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

The trifecta of self-destruction Not my usual topic, but something that's been on my mind for a while. Getting high is like the new equivalent of smoking was back in high school - all the kids are doing it, and if you're not you're a loser. Well, I'm happy to be a...

I can’t put it into words right now…

I can’t put it into words right now…

There are things people say about me, say to me in some cases, and at one point in time, they might have hurt me. But not anymore. See, what people say about me, to me, people like me, is more a reflection of themselves. I've learned that. It's more to do with their...

Stepping up and boomboxes

Stepping up and boomboxes

There's a difference between standing there holding up your boombox and steppin up! We've all seen it, or heard it at one point or another "I'm ready when you are" "I'll wait for you until you're ready" "I'm not going anywhere" Sometimes accompanied by a GIF of John...

I forgot who I damn well was

I forgot who I damn well was

I went and forgot who I damn well was. Who I damn well AM. Y'know how I know that? Because I've been quiet; holding back, not saying things for fear of offending, or upsetting someone. Allowing them to believe that they're superior, or have the upper hand in some...

Success is NOT an option! And other dumb shit…

Success is NOT an option! And other dumb shit…

I realised something... I don't allow myself to be good at things. Which is crazy because I am good at things, what I don't allow is for myself to be SUCCESSFUL doing the things I'm good at. Why? Because I find it easy. I've always found it easy to be good at the...

Stop overcomplicating every damn thing!

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

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...

Detaching from the physical and figuring out what’s real…

Detaching from the physical and figuring out what’s real…

Imagine waking up one day in your bed, looking around and wondering what the hell happened while you were asleep… The sight you see is like a bomb went off around you, there’s tons of stuff that seems out of place, and you’re wondering what it all is, who’s it is and...

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

“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?

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

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 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…

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

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...