I’ve Got The Spins But Not From Drinking

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve stumbled into my apartment at 3am, searching for ibuprofen and a glass of water before collapsing into bed with a full face of makeup, hoping the room would stop spinning long enough to fall asleep.

There was definitely a time in my life when losing a whole day to eating pizza, sleeping, and watching Netflix while feeling like complete shit was totally worth the fun I had the night before. Don’t worry, I’m not old and boring now, but I have really learned to cherish my Sundays. This requires me to wake up feeling like a million bucks after a Saturday night out, so one day I decided to step it back a couple notches.

Since then, I have realized that I still have the spins almost daily, but for a completely unrelated and much less miserable reason.

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Spinning for the right reason.   Photo cred: BlueGenes Photography

I wake up in the morning and plan posts for 8-12 social media accounts. I oversee a company that consists of four salons. I train and hire new stylists. I see about 21 clients per week to make them feel beautiful through a killer blowout.

I write guest blog posts and now my own. In the midst of all of this, I’m going through a four week business bootcamp to prepare to launch a little business idea of my own. So when I say I’ve got the spins, it’s because I am full of energy, excitement, and ideas for what my future holds.

There are sure to be obstacles along the way (I’ve already faced plenty) but that’s how you learn who you are and where you’re going. Doors are starting to open and I want to run through every single one. Because of this, my brain never shuts off and I’m always wishing for a few more hours in the day.

So what’s the exciting news?

About two months ago, I randomly submitted an article to one of my favorite websites, Thought Catalog and they published it here the very next day.

About 72 hours and over 600 shares later, they reached out and asked me to submit my personal story in 1000 words or less. That is the exact open door I went spinning through that inspired me to bring this blog to life.

I didn’t even think my journey to this point was worth telling until I let go of the distractions and really focused on where I came from and how I got to where I am today. Turns out, they thought my story needed to be shared.

I’m teaming up with Thought Catalog to celebrate the launch of this blog and my love for inspiring others! You can read my personal story a week from today when they publish it on their homepage and promote it across their social networks.

I’ve realized it’s not easy sharing your past mistakes, obstacles, and letdowns. But those are things that have led me to where I am right now. I’ll be sharing the link to my story in a blog right here when it goes live on Thought Catalog!

It is a little scary to think about my vulnerability being out there in the open for the world to read, but if it provides a little boost of motivation for even one person, it will be worth it. Thanks for joining me as I share real life stories, advice, and humor that will inspire you to live the life you dream of, despite the unavoidable obstacles. (Make sure you subscribe so you never miss a post!) After a long and crazy day, I’ll be right here…

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33 thoughts on “I’ve Got The Spins But Not From Drinking

  1. So proud of you! Love, love, love. Everything about you is meant to shine, and you were made that way so other people can see your light and decide they are worthy of shining themselves. But to your point, that takes vulnerability. So I’ll share a quote from one of my favorite authors for you to keep top of mind when it starts to feel scary, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” -Brene Brown

    Never forget that, Bombshell! #allthestars

  2. Yay and Congratulations and Much Love!!! What a beautiful story you have, and cannot wait to follow it here! Xoxo

  3. So proud of you DD! I’ve told you once and I will happily tell you a million times over- you inspire me and now the world can see what I’m talking about in your blog! Congrats!

    1. Katie B!!!!! (I’m still calling you that) Thank you for reading and it makes me so happy to hear you say that I inspire you, because YOU are the inspiration! xoxo

  4. Blessed to call you my friend! Can’t wait to watch you take this new venture by storm! xoxo Jennifer (jstad) 🙂

    1. JSTAD! Thank you so much for reading. You’ll find me a dream home someday when all my crazy ventures pay off! 🙂 xoxo

  5. I love you !

    So happy to see this ~

    You are such a light and an inspiration to what a strong woman is !

    I cannot imagine where you are going to take “your” life !

    And that is what is so exciting about it……….”YOU” are the driving force and aren’t waiting for things to come to you……”YOU” go seek them out and get them !

    Congratulations Kiddo !

  6. Dee,
    You are amazing! When Judy told me she was going to share a condo with a 22 year old, I thought she was crazy. (We all know she was delightfully crazy) ?
    But the best part of that is she brought you into my life too. I was amazed by your talents then. What a exotic flower you’ve bloomed into! Love reading your accomplishments, can’t wait to see where this takes you! Congratulations, you deserve it all!

    1. Lori!! This is so so sweet. I’m glad Judy brought me to you as well! I think of her often.. and you! 🙂 Thank you for the sweet words! xoxo

    1. I can’t wait until you’re in a blog photo!!!! Thanks for your ideas and for your friendship. Love you! xo

  7. Love everything about your site…right down to the font!! I’m amazed at how God shines His light on you, and has a path lit up bright for you!! You GO girl!

    1. Thank you for being a part of my journey!!! And I chose the font… Darrell gets credit for pretty much everything else 🙂

  8. My sweet little girl. I always knew you had an entrepreneurial spirit from the time you where 7 yrs. old or so. I would offer you $10 to pull your loose tooth and if it bled, I said I would give you $20 and of course you went for it and of course they bled. Now that I am near retirement I can’t wait to see how that initial financial investment pays off! LOL.
    Your mother and I are truly proud of you for all your accomplishments.
    We love you. God bless you.

    1. All those $20 tooth pulls probably added up to my first Nokia cell phone, which I bought myself. Thankyouverymuch. 🙂 Glad I got your genes! xoxo

  9. Deidre my precious adoptive daughter. You continue to amaze me with all your accomplishments. When u lived here I knew you could do anything u put your mind to but u have truly exceeded any dream I had for u. Keep climbing, I am so proud of you. I love reading everything you write and can’t wait for your article to come out. You are an inspiration to everyone you are around. Love you always Marge ??❤️?

  10. So proud of you and all of your continued accomplishments!!! You are a blessing! XoXo

  11. Wow! Really proud of you, hard to believe I knew you as a little girl across the hall from me. You are living the dream, very happy for you and honored to know you

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