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This year for Mother's Day wanted to do something a little different and write my mum a letter. I don't know if you'll ever see it (she's not really tech savvy, bless her) but just on the off chance you do this is for you mum...

It's weird because I thought the words would come easily to me to say just how much I love you and how much I appreciate everything you have done and will continue to do for me but it's harder than I thought, not because I'm ungrateful but because I don't know if there are enough words that I can say to express just how much you mean to me.

I remember growing up, not having a care in the world, you always made me feel so safe, so loved and never wanting for anything. Little did I know the struggles you went through as a single parent but you never let the struggles show. You were always so strong, you never waivered, you were independent. I don't think you know just how much I look up to you. You've taught me everything I know, you've allowed me to make my own mistakes and learn from the lessons they taught but most importantly that good or bad, life is what you make it so never settle for less.

There is so much that I want to say but I just don't know how to put it all down in a post. You know you mean the world to me. My morals, my teachings, my take on the world is all from you and I don't think there are enough words available for me to say just how much I love you, how I respect you and for how without you I just don't know what I would do.


Thank you for supporting me - even if you haven't 100% agreed with everything that I've done. You still showed me love and patience through it all. Thank you for always being honest with me whether it was an outfit you didn't like or a hairstyle you hated. Thank you for being my best friend and never judging me.

Thank you for the gift of travel, I have seen so many wonderful places and what made them more special is having you by my side. You have given experiences that I will cherish, lasting memories and laughter. Thank you for teaching about different cultures, my own culture helping me to embrace everything and teaching me to be comfortable with who I am.

You have taught me the strength to which I know if it wasn't for that I would not have been able to do all the amazing things I have done in my life and I can't thank you enough for that. I have been able to spread my wings and see the world, experience different jobs and build on my skills.
You have taught me how important it is to believe in my own self-worth, to know my values and to never let anyone, myself included, believe I am less than what I am.

We have laughed, cried and shouted with each other and through everything we have grown together.

Mum, you are the most important person in my life and I hope to continue to grow from your teachings. If I am anywhere as strong as you are when I am grown then I will be happy.

You are my hero and I don't think I say it enough.

I am so blessed every day to have you and call you my mum.


I love you x



An Open Letter To My Mum


This year for Mother's Day wanted to do something a little different and write my mum a letter. I don't know if you'll ever see it (she's not really tech savvy, bless her) but just on the off chance you do this is for you mum...

It's weird because I thought the words would come easily to me to say just how much I love you and how much I appreciate everything you have done and will continue to do for me but it's harder than I thought, not because I'm ungrateful but because I don't know if there are enough words that I can say to express just how much you mean to me.

I remember growing up, not having a care in the world, you always made me feel so safe, so loved and never wanting for anything. Little did I know the struggles you went through as a single parent but you never let the struggles show. You were always so strong, you never waivered, you were independent. I don't think you know just how much I look up to you. You've taught me everything I know, you've allowed me to make my own mistakes and learn from the lessons they taught but most importantly that good or bad, life is what you make it so never settle for less.

There is so much that I want to say but I just don't know how to put it all down in a post. You know you mean the world to me. My morals, my teachings, my take on the world is all from you and I don't think there are enough words available for me to say just how much I love you, how I respect you and for how without you I just don't know what I would do.


Thank you for supporting me - even if you haven't 100% agreed with everything that I've done. You still showed me love and patience through it all. Thank you for always being honest with me whether it was an outfit you didn't like or a hairstyle you hated. Thank you for being my best friend and never judging me.

Thank you for the gift of travel, I have seen so many wonderful places and what made them more special is having you by my side. You have given experiences that I will cherish, lasting memories and laughter. Thank you for teaching about different cultures, my own culture helping me to embrace everything and teaching me to be comfortable with who I am.

You have taught me the strength to which I know if it wasn't for that I would not have been able to do all the amazing things I have done in my life and I can't thank you enough for that. I have been able to spread my wings and see the world, experience different jobs and build on my skills.
You have taught me how important it is to believe in my own self-worth, to know my values and to never let anyone, myself included, believe I am less than what I am.

We have laughed, cried and shouted with each other and through everything we have grown together.

Mum, you are the most important person in my life and I hope to continue to grow from your teachings. If I am anywhere as strong as you are when I am grown then I will be happy.

You are my hero and I don't think I say it enough.

I am so blessed every day to have you and call you my mum.


I love you x





These kind of posts are becoming quite common on this little blog ain't they?

I definitely need to work on keeping you guys updated in the moment rather waiting what seems like half a year to tell you where I've been but this is me we're talking about and it wouldn't be me without a big update post.

So where did I leave you guys... let's go back to the end of 2017, I had so much going on that I never really had a chance to talk because life got hectic. I just never really had the time to sit down and chat but basically the last few weeks of December were filled with spending Christmas in Cuba, leaving a job, starting a new job, moving cities for 6 weeks to moving again to now where I finally feel in a place I can set aside some time to actually breathe.

As I said I spent Christmas in Cuba with my mum which was one of the best experiences in my life. I'm not going to lie, it did feel a little strange getting a tan when I should be bundled up in my knitwear and boots but it was so relaxing, the hotel was lovely and the staff were so accommodating. I had plans to tell you about my trip and give you some tips but as soon as I touched back down into England I had 48 hours to pack up my life and head down to London! (If you guys are interested in hearing about my tips for Cuba, then let me know I can still write up a post). So I hope you don't mind me telling you everything that's been happening, now...

One thing I never mentioned when I was away was that I was offered an amazing job which I just couldn't refuse which started on 2nd January which is where I'm at now. So it was bye bye bridal and hello to living out of a suitcase again, your girl is back on tour! If you've seen this post you will know I've done a job like this before so when I was asked if I'd do it again I jumped at the chance! January to now has involved moving to two cities, getting the show set up and readjusting back into life on tour. I know, it sounds weird because how can it possibly take me this long to settle into a job but any of you have worked in theatre or do a lot of travelling with work then you'll know where I'm coming from.

It's only now I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting some breathing space and can actually start enjoying my blog so I'm slowly starting to get myself back into it as I have missed it. I'm still waiting for my schedule to be finalised but other than that I'm happy and loving what I'm doing right now.

Whilst I've been away I've been throwing myself into my haircare. If you guys are OG subscribers to my youtube channel then you will know I went natural about 5 or so years now and between that time I've relaxed, cut it, relaxed it so more, chopped it off, became the extensions queen, got into wigs and now I've come back full circle to my natural hair again. Now I'm not going to lie to you but I haven't been treating my hair with the utmost respect it deserves up until the beginning of the year when I showed to really get back into caring for it, deep conditioning every time I wash it, using low manipulation styles and just being nicer to it. The biggest breakthrough though has to be the new products I discovered on a whim (don't you just love it when that happens), my hair has been loving its life and I couldn't be happier!

As for my finances.... surprisingly for me, it's actually coming along pretty well. There are still areas that I need to work on but I'm currently only 3 months into it so it's still far from perfect. I have found some really helpful ways to stop me spending unnecessarily and really think about where my money is going. I can do a little post on how I'm managing my money if you guys are interested.

Apart from that, I've become obsessed with Pinterest, I'm constantly scanning Rightmove for houses and I can actually look at my bank account without wanting to run for the hills so all in all that has to be a good thing right?

I have a few ideas I want to share with you, I just hope it's not going to take me this long to get them to you. I have missed you and I'll see you all soon.

Until the next post...
xxx


Where Did I Disappear To This Time?



These kind of posts are becoming quite common on this little blog ain't they?

I definitely need to work on keeping you guys updated in the moment rather waiting what seems like half a year to tell you where I've been but this is me we're talking about and it wouldn't be me without a big update post.

So where did I leave you guys... let's go back to the end of 2017, I had so much going on that I never really had a chance to talk because life got hectic. I just never really had the time to sit down and chat but basically the last few weeks of December were filled with spending Christmas in Cuba, leaving a job, starting a new job, moving cities for 6 weeks to moving again to now where I finally feel in a place I can set aside some time to actually breathe.

As I said I spent Christmas in Cuba with my mum which was one of the best experiences in my life. I'm not going to lie, it did feel a little strange getting a tan when I should be bundled up in my knitwear and boots but it was so relaxing, the hotel was lovely and the staff were so accommodating. I had plans to tell you about my trip and give you some tips but as soon as I touched back down into England I had 48 hours to pack up my life and head down to London! (If you guys are interested in hearing about my tips for Cuba, then let me know I can still write up a post). So I hope you don't mind me telling you everything that's been happening, now...

One thing I never mentioned when I was away was that I was offered an amazing job which I just couldn't refuse which started on 2nd January which is where I'm at now. So it was bye bye bridal and hello to living out of a suitcase again, your girl is back on tour! If you've seen this post you will know I've done a job like this before so when I was asked if I'd do it again I jumped at the chance! January to now has involved moving to two cities, getting the show set up and readjusting back into life on tour. I know, it sounds weird because how can it possibly take me this long to settle into a job but any of you have worked in theatre or do a lot of travelling with work then you'll know where I'm coming from.

It's only now I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting some breathing space and can actually start enjoying my blog so I'm slowly starting to get myself back into it as I have missed it. I'm still waiting for my schedule to be finalised but other than that I'm happy and loving what I'm doing right now.

Whilst I've been away I've been throwing myself into my haircare. If you guys are OG subscribers to my youtube channel then you will know I went natural about 5 or so years now and between that time I've relaxed, cut it, relaxed it so more, chopped it off, became the extensions queen, got into wigs and now I've come back full circle to my natural hair again. Now I'm not going to lie to you but I haven't been treating my hair with the utmost respect it deserves up until the beginning of the year when I showed to really get back into caring for it, deep conditioning every time I wash it, using low manipulation styles and just being nicer to it. The biggest breakthrough though has to be the new products I discovered on a whim (don't you just love it when that happens), my hair has been loving its life and I couldn't be happier!

As for my finances.... surprisingly for me, it's actually coming along pretty well. There are still areas that I need to work on but I'm currently only 3 months into it so it's still far from perfect. I have found some really helpful ways to stop me spending unnecessarily and really think about where my money is going. I can do a little post on how I'm managing my money if you guys are interested.

Apart from that, I've become obsessed with Pinterest, I'm constantly scanning Rightmove for houses and I can actually look at my bank account without wanting to run for the hills so all in all that has to be a good thing right?

I have a few ideas I want to share with you, I just hope it's not going to take me this long to get them to you. I have missed you and I'll see you all soon.

Until the next post...
xxx



One thing I love about my little job at the bridal store is that when it's quiet, we will always find time to sit on the seats with a cuppa and just chat. We literally talk about anything from relationships to food to putting the world to rights.

One quiet afternoon, we were sitting on the sofa chatting about our friendship circles. This got me thinking about my little circle of friends and how it is well... little but I'm really okay with that. I keep a very small friend group which over time people have come and gone and now I have a tough group of ladies whom I love dearly.

As the conversation continued, reminiscing about drunken nights out, hanging out our asses the next morning and the funny tales of that one friend who told her whole and I mean WHOLE life story to the poor guy who just wanted to buy her a drink and maybe see if he could get lucky, definitely got more than he bargained for!

Through all the giggles and eye rolls, it hit me! I have a badass circle of friends!

As I said the circle I keep is small but each and every lady I have in there have their own battle scars of great stories, girl bossing, knockbacks and to me are the definition of being a great woman! I have ladies around me who are not afraid to make their opinions known, who run their own businesses, who are mothers and raise a child whilst working all the hours in the day to support them and their one and still have time to be there for others, who are self-employed and basically just run their world like a boss and I couldn't be prouder to call them my friends.

Having such strong influences in my life makes me want to push myself like never before and I'm not going to lie to you guys but in the past, I have being that girl who wanted the world but didn't necessarily want to work for it. Not because I believed I was any better than anyone else or was born with a silver spoon - definitely not, that isn't me at all! I just thought there had to be an easier way to get what I wanted but let me tell you guys, I'll save you years of wondering... that's not the case! If you want anything in this world, you have to work your arse off and then some to get to where you want to be and then work 10x as hard to stay there once you've found success!

When I see my friends succeed and even if things don't quite work but they just dust themselves off and go again it makes me look at the world differently. I want to go to work and be the best version of myself I can be, I want to work on the blog and create content that I am passionate about and share it with you guys. I want to push my photography, I was to try different ways to edit videos, use the hours in my day more effectively and just girl boss the crap out of everything I do!


It's weird to think that a group of ladies can change and influence my life in such a way but I feel if you find the right people to have in your life then this is how you should feel! Find people you can celebrate their successes with but will also be the first to share in yours!

As I said I never used to have this mentality but it is a journey! A journey I am so glad I have taken with people were there at the time and may not be in my life anymore for whatever reason, people who have been in my life from day one and are still flying a flag for me and will always be there to the people who have just entered my life but have made such an impact that I couldn't imagine my world without them now. Our journeys aren't the same but we are having an adventure together to get to the outcome we want even if it's not the same destination.

So to my tight-knit circle, my ladies, my inspiration, my girl bosses, you may not know it but you are my support, my family, you helped me become the woman I am today and I thank you all every day that you are in my life! I value you all more than you can imagine so thank you for being bad ass and owning it! Thank you for helping me become bad ass!

Brogan, Lucy, Rachel, Alice, Josie, Nicola, Claire, Leigh, Beth, Andrea, Christy, Emma, Christine (Seymour) and Sinead I love you all dearly! From you all being you, you have helped me to be me!

Celebrate your circle guys, no matter how big or how small. If the people in it support you and love you for you then it's important to cherish it! Keep that circle strong...

When Your Circle of Friends Are Just Badass!


One thing I love about my little job at the bridal store is that when it's quiet, we will always find time to sit on the seats with a cuppa and just chat. We literally talk about anything from relationships to food to putting the world to rights.

One quiet afternoon, we were sitting on the sofa chatting about our friendship circles. This got me thinking about my little circle of friends and how it is well... little but I'm really okay with that. I keep a very small friend group which over time people have come and gone and now I have a tough group of ladies whom I love dearly.

As the conversation continued, reminiscing about drunken nights out, hanging out our asses the next morning and the funny tales of that one friend who told her whole and I mean WHOLE life story to the poor guy who just wanted to buy her a drink and maybe see if he could get lucky, definitely got more than he bargained for!

Through all the giggles and eye rolls, it hit me! I have a badass circle of friends!

As I said the circle I keep is small but each and every lady I have in there have their own battle scars of great stories, girl bossing, knockbacks and to me are the definition of being a great woman! I have ladies around me who are not afraid to make their opinions known, who run their own businesses, who are mothers and raise a child whilst working all the hours in the day to support them and their one and still have time to be there for others, who are self-employed and basically just run their world like a boss and I couldn't be prouder to call them my friends.

Having such strong influences in my life makes me want to push myself like never before and I'm not going to lie to you guys but in the past, I have being that girl who wanted the world but didn't necessarily want to work for it. Not because I believed I was any better than anyone else or was born with a silver spoon - definitely not, that isn't me at all! I just thought there had to be an easier way to get what I wanted but let me tell you guys, I'll save you years of wondering... that's not the case! If you want anything in this world, you have to work your arse off and then some to get to where you want to be and then work 10x as hard to stay there once you've found success!

When I see my friends succeed and even if things don't quite work but they just dust themselves off and go again it makes me look at the world differently. I want to go to work and be the best version of myself I can be, I want to work on the blog and create content that I am passionate about and share it with you guys. I want to push my photography, I was to try different ways to edit videos, use the hours in my day more effectively and just girl boss the crap out of everything I do!


It's weird to think that a group of ladies can change and influence my life in such a way but I feel if you find the right people to have in your life then this is how you should feel! Find people you can celebrate their successes with but will also be the first to share in yours!

As I said I never used to have this mentality but it is a journey! A journey I am so glad I have taken with people were there at the time and may not be in my life anymore for whatever reason, people who have been in my life from day one and are still flying a flag for me and will always be there to the people who have just entered my life but have made such an impact that I couldn't imagine my world without them now. Our journeys aren't the same but we are having an adventure together to get to the outcome we want even if it's not the same destination.

So to my tight-knit circle, my ladies, my inspiration, my girl bosses, you may not know it but you are my support, my family, you helped me become the woman I am today and I thank you all every day that you are in my life! I value you all more than you can imagine so thank you for being bad ass and owning it! Thank you for helping me become bad ass!

Brogan, Lucy, Rachel, Alice, Josie, Nicola, Claire, Leigh, Beth, Andrea, Christy, Emma, Christine (Seymour) and Sinead I love you all dearly! From you all being you, you have helped me to be me!

Celebrate your circle guys, no matter how big or how small. If the people in it support you and love you for you then it's important to cherish it! Keep that circle strong...


So it's 2018, time to get organised and get our lives in check. I hope you all had an amazing New Year with plenty of fizz, surrounded by people you love! Mine involved copious amounts of rum, a conga line in the street and more rum.

At the beginning of each New Year, I love to make a list of resolutions that let's be honest I only ever remember one from the list of ten I've made and then that only gets done in November because I can't finish a year without doing at least one thing, can I? And then when I've done it, I feel like I'm bossing life! So this year I'm keeping it simple and focussing on just one thing - I'm saving for a house!

Yup, I'm going in big I know but I'm 26 now and my goal is to be in my own house by the time I'm 30. Houses aren't cheap so I better get started!

Having a place to call my own has always being a dream of mine, from a young age I never liked the idea of renting - it's never being something that appealed to me so I made the decision pretty quickly to just stay at home until I was good and ready to get my foot on the property ladder.
I've always felt you had to be in the right frame of mind to start saving for something so big and I'm pretty sure (aside from having a baby of course) buying a house is one of the biggest commitments you'll ever make and you definitely have to commit fully if you're going to start saving for one.

I'm only 26 and I'll be the first to admit that I've prioritised other things in my life like that pairs of Gucci slingbacks or that girls trip or that cheeky two weeks in the sun but you know what? I have zero regrets about doing it this way round. I worked hard for the money I'd earned and yes I've made mistakes with my finances that I wish I didn't but I've learnt and know I won't do those things again.
I can say I have enjoyed my money and I've lived but I know for me, I'm ready to cut back and put my money into my forever and not just the right now.

If you've seen this post then you will be fully aware what I'm like when it comes to handling to finances - *spoiler alert* I suck but you will know I'm trying my hardest to keep myself on the straight and narrow and get myself on track to a healthy bank balance.

Although 2018 is literally house goals for me I do need to be real, this is me we're talking about and if I'm too harsh on my myself I will fall off the bandwagon and trust me I'll fall hard so even though I'm save, save, save I do need to keep a little aside for those "treat yo self" days. I've opened a separate bank account where I will give myself a monthly allowance to have guilt-free spending and give myself those little treats we all need to function and I know I'm not alone in that too, we all do it. However, when my allowance for the month is gone, it's gone! Nothing else to go in until that time of the month to top it up again!


Why a separate account? I'm thinking to be organised and have an account for everything so I can keep track of all my spends and I know exactly where my pennies are going but that way I don't overspend in my bills account for example and then can't pay my phone bill! How will I post my Instagrams then? Millennial girl problems times 1000 or what!

I'll test out this multi accounts thing and report back if it's successful or if it's a waste of time

I know a house isn't going to come overnight - unless I win the lottery (I better start playing) but I'm excited to get started and see my pennies mount up! Mount up who am I kidding? But you know what I mean. I have spreadsheets come out of my ears and I'm literally counting down the hours until I can input my first piece of data into it! Literally living that spreadsheet life now! 

What are your resolutions this year? Are you making any?


The Only Resolution I'm Making This Year


So it's 2018, time to get organised and get our lives in check. I hope you all had an amazing New Year with plenty of fizz, surrounded by people you love! Mine involved copious amounts of rum, a conga line in the street and more rum.

At the beginning of each New Year, I love to make a list of resolutions that let's be honest I only ever remember one from the list of ten I've made and then that only gets done in November because I can't finish a year without doing at least one thing, can I? And then when I've done it, I feel like I'm bossing life! So this year I'm keeping it simple and focussing on just one thing - I'm saving for a house!

Yup, I'm going in big I know but I'm 26 now and my goal is to be in my own house by the time I'm 30. Houses aren't cheap so I better get started!

Having a place to call my own has always being a dream of mine, from a young age I never liked the idea of renting - it's never being something that appealed to me so I made the decision pretty quickly to just stay at home until I was good and ready to get my foot on the property ladder.
I've always felt you had to be in the right frame of mind to start saving for something so big and I'm pretty sure (aside from having a baby of course) buying a house is one of the biggest commitments you'll ever make and you definitely have to commit fully if you're going to start saving for one.

I'm only 26 and I'll be the first to admit that I've prioritised other things in my life like that pairs of Gucci slingbacks or that girls trip or that cheeky two weeks in the sun but you know what? I have zero regrets about doing it this way round. I worked hard for the money I'd earned and yes I've made mistakes with my finances that I wish I didn't but I've learnt and know I won't do those things again.
I can say I have enjoyed my money and I've lived but I know for me, I'm ready to cut back and put my money into my forever and not just the right now.

If you've seen this post then you will be fully aware what I'm like when it comes to handling to finances - *spoiler alert* I suck but you will know I'm trying my hardest to keep myself on the straight and narrow and get myself on track to a healthy bank balance.

Although 2018 is literally house goals for me I do need to be real, this is me we're talking about and if I'm too harsh on my myself I will fall off the bandwagon and trust me I'll fall hard so even though I'm save, save, save I do need to keep a little aside for those "treat yo self" days. I've opened a separate bank account where I will give myself a monthly allowance to have guilt-free spending and give myself those little treats we all need to function and I know I'm not alone in that too, we all do it. However, when my allowance for the month is gone, it's gone! Nothing else to go in until that time of the month to top it up again!


Why a separate account? I'm thinking to be organised and have an account for everything so I can keep track of all my spends and I know exactly where my pennies are going but that way I don't overspend in my bills account for example and then can't pay my phone bill! How will I post my Instagrams then? Millennial girl problems times 1000 or what!

I'll test out this multi accounts thing and report back if it's successful or if it's a waste of time

I know a house isn't going to come overnight - unless I win the lottery (I better start playing) but I'm excited to get started and see my pennies mount up! Mount up who am I kidding? But you know what I mean. I have spreadsheets come out of my ears and I'm literally counting down the hours until I can input my first piece of data into it! Literally living that spreadsheet life now! 

What are your resolutions this year? Are you making any?




2017 has been a year of ups and down for me.

I've experienced so much and learnt a lot about myself as a person but I for one am one for focusing on the negative rather than looking back on everything good that has really made 2017 something to remember.

I was scrolling through my bloglovin when this post by the lovely Hannah caught my eye. She highlighted all her stand out, favourite moments of 2017. It was just a lovely reminder to be grateful for the little moments in your life so I wanted to put my own spin on a post and share some of my favourite moments of this roller coaster of a year.

So here's to an amazing year and my highlights...


BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL TOUR

Technically,  I started the tour back at the of 2016 but 2017 was the year that living in hotels, out of suitcases, back to back rehearsals and the like all came to an end. I wasn't on the stage but let me tell ya, working backstage is just as hard. Billy Elliot was a huge part of life. I pretty much lived and breathed tour life and didn't have a lot of time for me. Although it was hard, I definitely wouldn't change my experience. I worked with some amazing people and children. I laughed, I cried, I found a person within me that I never knew existed. I look back over the last 18 months with pure joy and pride, that I achieved so much! I did write a little post back when I came home here if you want to read more about it.


HAPPY FEED

I can't take the credit for this one, I discovered this little app whilst watching my friend Brogan's Instagram live and I haven't looked back seen. In case you've never heard of the happy feed, it's basically a gratitude app that makes you think of three things from your day - whether they are big or small and write them in the app. I'm over 60 days into it and I really look forward to input my little moments of the day and giving time to something I would have glossed over.


SCRAPBOOKING

My scrapbook has become my pride and joy over the past year. I love scrolling through my camera roll, uploading my images to lalalab, stalking my letterbox waiting for my little pink envelope to come through then arranging them into my scrapbook. I find it just so therapeutic and also really emotional! I mean, just looking at the pictures puts a smile on my face as it's like I'm reliving that moment all over again.




PICKING UP THE VLOG CAMERA

Picking up the vlog camera was one of the best things I've done this year. I have one of those all or nothing personalities. If I've got an idea in my head then I will do my best to follow it through to the best of my abilities. This is what happened with vlogging. Before I started touring, I was really into my Youtube channel, filming, vlogging the lot! When I started Billy, I threw myself into it, I really enjoyed every minute and gave it my all. I loved it right until the end but about 6 months in, I really did miss social media, chatting to the camera and just sharing my thoughts and feelings with you guys so when the tour was coming to an end, vlogging was the only think on my mind. Minus the week I had off to get my thoughts together, I've not missed a week and I love it! I definitely want to make my Youtube into more of a vlog/lifestyle channel and slowly I'm working my way towards it. I just need to remember to actually tell people when I've uploaded!



ON MY TRAVELS

2017 has been a year of living out of a suitcase through work and through leisure. 
Really sorry I keep talking about it but it was a huge part of my life but Billy was pretty intense and when we were on company break I tried to make the most of my time at home with my family and also have fun. I booked a few trips whether they were in the UK and away. The Lake District, Greece, I'm going to Cuba in a couple of weeks, even overnight stays in London and day trips to Liverpool. I have really enjoyed exercising my adventurous side and really want to continue it in 2018.




FINDING MY CONFIDENT SIDE


I"m going to let you into a little secret, I never used to be the most confident of humans going. It has taken me a number of years to feel comfortable in my own skin and it was only like last month that I'd started to become more me with my online presence. Weird, huh? I was talking to my friend, Rachel a couple of months again and she referred to me as a "girlboss" because I came across as having my shit together and super confident!

ME?

A girlboss? I would never imagine being called that, ever! Thank you, Rachel!

It did make me think. When did I get to this point of confidence? I totally don't have my shit together but I definitely feel like I grown so much over the past year. I have tackled life so differently to how I would in past years and I'm proud of myself for that. I'm learning to grab the bull by the horns and just roll with it and so far, it's paying off....

Come at me 2018! Let's see what you got!


Favourite Moments of 2017



2017 has been a year of ups and down for me.

I've experienced so much and learnt a lot about myself as a person but I for one am one for focusing on the negative rather than looking back on everything good that has really made 2017 something to remember.

I was scrolling through my bloglovin when this post by the lovely Hannah caught my eye. She highlighted all her stand out, favourite moments of 2017. It was just a lovely reminder to be grateful for the little moments in your life so I wanted to put my own spin on a post and share some of my favourite moments of this roller coaster of a year.

So here's to an amazing year and my highlights...


BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL TOUR

Technically,  I started the tour back at the of 2016 but 2017 was the year that living in hotels, out of suitcases, back to back rehearsals and the like all came to an end. I wasn't on the stage but let me tell ya, working backstage is just as hard. Billy Elliot was a huge part of life. I pretty much lived and breathed tour life and didn't have a lot of time for me. Although it was hard, I definitely wouldn't change my experience. I worked with some amazing people and children. I laughed, I cried, I found a person within me that I never knew existed. I look back over the last 18 months with pure joy and pride, that I achieved so much! I did write a little post back when I came home here if you want to read more about it.


HAPPY FEED

I can't take the credit for this one, I discovered this little app whilst watching my friend Brogan's Instagram live and I haven't looked back seen. In case you've never heard of the happy feed, it's basically a gratitude app that makes you think of three things from your day - whether they are big or small and write them in the app. I'm over 60 days into it and I really look forward to input my little moments of the day and giving time to something I would have glossed over.


SCRAPBOOKING

My scrapbook has become my pride and joy over the past year. I love scrolling through my camera roll, uploading my images to lalalab, stalking my letterbox waiting for my little pink envelope to come through then arranging them into my scrapbook. I find it just so therapeutic and also really emotional! I mean, just looking at the pictures puts a smile on my face as it's like I'm reliving that moment all over again.




PICKING UP THE VLOG CAMERA

Picking up the vlog camera was one of the best things I've done this year. I have one of those all or nothing personalities. If I've got an idea in my head then I will do my best to follow it through to the best of my abilities. This is what happened with vlogging. Before I started touring, I was really into my Youtube channel, filming, vlogging the lot! When I started Billy, I threw myself into it, I really enjoyed every minute and gave it my all. I loved it right until the end but about 6 months in, I really did miss social media, chatting to the camera and just sharing my thoughts and feelings with you guys so when the tour was coming to an end, vlogging was the only think on my mind. Minus the week I had off to get my thoughts together, I've not missed a week and I love it! I definitely want to make my Youtube into more of a vlog/lifestyle channel and slowly I'm working my way towards it. I just need to remember to actually tell people when I've uploaded!



ON MY TRAVELS

2017 has been a year of living out of a suitcase through work and through leisure. 
Really sorry I keep talking about it but it was a huge part of my life but Billy was pretty intense and when we were on company break I tried to make the most of my time at home with my family and also have fun. I booked a few trips whether they were in the UK and away. The Lake District, Greece, I'm going to Cuba in a couple of weeks, even overnight stays in London and day trips to Liverpool. I have really enjoyed exercising my adventurous side and really want to continue it in 2018.




FINDING MY CONFIDENT SIDE


I"m going to let you into a little secret, I never used to be the most confident of humans going. It has taken me a number of years to feel comfortable in my own skin and it was only like last month that I'd started to become more me with my online presence. Weird, huh? I was talking to my friend, Rachel a couple of months again and she referred to me as a "girlboss" because I came across as having my shit together and super confident!

ME?

A girlboss? I would never imagine being called that, ever! Thank you, Rachel!

It did make me think. When did I get to this point of confidence? I totally don't have my shit together but I definitely feel like I grown so much over the past year. I have tackled life so differently to how I would in past years and I'm proud of myself for that. I'm learning to grab the bull by the horns and just roll with it and so far, it's paying off....

Come at me 2018! Let's see what you got!


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