Clean Slate

Hey lovely!
Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

My life has recently been flipped upside-down (quite literally) as I now live on the other side of the planet… Once again.
For those who are unaware, I was born and raised in England, and I moved to Australia when I was 12. When I lived in Australia, I always felt as though I belonged to another place. Every time I would visit England on “holiday” over the past 10 years, I would be completely overwhelmed by how much more it felt like home to me than Australia.
Long story short, I decided to follow my gut. I gave away 95% of everything that I owned, packed 3 suitcases filled to the brim, and flew across the world.

It’s been an incredibly challenging, eye-opening and interesting adventure to move to another country completely on your own.
It teaches you more about yourself than you’ve ever known, because at the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.

I took my gorgeous little pug, Beans (you can click here to see her cute little face), along to the UK with me. There was no way I was ever going to leave her behind.
I turned a blind eye to the incredibly high price tag to transport her over, because her being here is the most important thing to me.
As long as she was on this journey with me, that’s all that mattered.

It’s almost been 2 months since the big move, and I think that I have experienced every single human emotion within those few weeks… I’ve had my bad days, my fantastic days, my crying-into-my-pillow-days, and my crying from laughing too hard days. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster of emotion, but it has also taught me so many things.

Not knowing anyone around me, I have a lot of alone time these days. I’d love to use that alone time by being creative through writing, taking photos and recording videos, and that’s where the re-birth of this blog came from.

I hope you’re looking forward to all of my blog posts that are to come, and I promise to you – I will blog as much as my fingertips allow me too this time!

Love always,
Danielle. x

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17 Comments

  1. Madi
    July 27, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    it’s a great clean slate

  2. Maria
    July 27, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I’m loving the new look of your blog 😀

  3. July 27, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    I’m so glad that you’ve started blogging again☺️ I’ve always loved reading your blogs and this makes me so happy💗 Really looking forward to reading your future blogs💗

  4. July 27, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I’m so glad that you’ve started blogging again☺️ I’ve always loved reading it💗 I’m really looking forward to reading your future blogs💗

  5. July 27, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I’m so excited to see what all you have to say! Love hearing about your experiences.

  6. July 27, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Dani, I have to commend you on your strength and courage. I’m finding myself in a similar situation, although for very different reasons. Long story short, I’m having to leave a place I’ve called my home for 15 years and start my life all over again. As someone who is in their late 20’s, it’s kind of a terrifying thought. I’ve been watching your moving vlogs and you’ve really been helping me to think positively about this new chapter in my life.

    Thank you <3

  7. July 27, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Yes, yes, yes! So excite and happy to see this blog re-start! Excited to now hear about your adventures not only on your Youtube but through the blog as well! Lots of Love from Canada! <3
    https://katream.blogspot.ca/

  8. Sammi
    July 27, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Love the blog Dani! It looks great xx Super excited for you to be blogging again 🙂

  9. Miss
    July 27, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I’m totally excited to start reading more from you! Love from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

  10. Stephanie Mehrtens
    July 28, 2017 / 12:50 am

    So good to see you blogging again! Excited to read about all your adventures 🙂

  11. July 28, 2017 / 11:36 am

    So amazing and exciting to see you start blogging again. So happy for you. I can relate so much, I moved to Brighton a couple of weeks ago. And this week really has been difficult and I am feeling very lonely. I am still looking for a place to live in Brighton and that adds big pressure. I am so hopeful and believe in my heart that I will settle soon and all good things are coming.
    Thank you so much for this post and sharing your thoughts.
    Lots of love xx
    http://www.lienasnow.com

  12. July 28, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    lovely post! I’ve kept up with you on YouTube for a while now, but I can’t wait to read your posts here too! I visited England this month and I agree, it’s such a beautiful and amazing place! I live in California though, and I wish it wasn’t so far away! Sending love your way Dani, have a lovely day!
    Sage xx
    https://sageolivia.com

  13. Isabella
    July 29, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Heyy Dani!! I think you are an inspiring person! I wish you all the success in the world! looking forward to your next posts<3
    Isabella xx

  14. Kels
    August 1, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Hi Dani, I’ve always wanted to send you a message, so here I am! After watching your new vlog I really felt this was the time to reach out to you! I am moving to England in a month and very nervous about it, socially, emotionally, mentally etc. I find that we have a lot of similarities in life from personal interests, travel, and mental health (and tattoos now too!). I have dealt with “loneliness” for a while now, and as frustrating as it is, It’s refreshing to see someone else going through the same things I am, because I’ve always thought I was alone in this fight. To see how someone else is experiencing it helps with my own strategies for coping. Thank you for your blogs and vlogs 🙂

  15. Demi
    August 7, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Just dropping by to say hello! I am enjoying your blog 🙂

  16. September 14, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Awesome. Proud of you. It’s okay to start fresh sometimes 🙂

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