After growing up in a small town in Michigan, I always knew I was meant to get out and see more of the world. In 2009 I packed up my life in a U-Haul and moved to Nashville with only one friend and no job. I had literally no plan for the future. Luckily, it was exactly the place I was meant to end up and since landing in Nashville I’ve been blessed with a rewarding life full of both obstacles and and unbelievable adventures.
I’m a firm believer in experiences over things and basically spend all of my money exploring the world with my incredible husband, Jordan. Our perfect night in consists of popping open a bottle (or two) of bubbly and trying different dates and city combinations on Google Flights until we figure out a way to leave the country for cheap.
My entrepreneurial spirit has led me to oversee a company of four salons (The Blowout Co), launch an on-site hair styling education program (The Blowout Academy) and continue booking freelance hair & makeup gigs whenever my schedule will allow (Hair By Deidre). My love for writing has led to some of my work being published in various online publications such as Thought Catalog and Elite Daily. I’m currently writing my first book, which has always been a dream of mine.
My goal here is to share honest, real life stories that will both inspire you and educate you on the incredible places the world has to offer. I truly believe life is too short to stay in one place.
At the end of a crazy day you’ll find me right here…
left to write.