• Coffee & Trainers
    LIFESTYLE

    Why it’s ok to be different

    I wrote this blog in April, and I never published it. I don’t know why, but I wanted to share this with you now. I have never been more inspired than how I feel right now. It’s Saturday, it’s sunny, and I have a lot to be grateful for. I’ve spent most of the working on my latest project, The Perfect Fit. I’m hoping to work with one of the agents I’ve reached out to, but if they feel it’s not for them, then I’m gearing up to go direct and share my novel with you, the reader. I’ve never been more excited about the novel as I am now.…

  • BLOG,  BUSINESS

    PACK ORDERS WITH ME & painting with watercolour

    Filming #WeeklyLee has been so much fun. I’m now eleven episodes in and I am so grateful for the support I’ve received over the last few months with Frame Your World. This week I pack orders and pull out some old art materials to have a go at painting watercolours for the first time in years. Tomorrow it’s officially one month till I took the plunge and registered to become self-employed as I began to test and birth my eCommerce shop @frameyourworldco. I’ve never really celebrated those birthday and milestone dates before, but I’ve decided to make a change this year. ⠀⠀  ⠀⠀ Starting a business at any stage of…

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    BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Dear Diary: There Is More

    The caterpillar that once was has suddenly discovered its wings and learned how to fly. I found myself struck by the thought of the butterfly and how beautiful and breathtaking it can be to find one. Now I’m not an ecological expert, I’m an artist and a writer, but I drew a butterfly recently for my cards of kindness campaign to remind and encourage people that they are beautifully unique. In today’s crazy-busy world it feels easier to forget to look in the mirror and check in on ourselves than it does to scroll through the reams of stills and images on our phone comparing and contrasting our life and…

  • BLOG,  BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    One month in self isolation

    It’s Easter weekend in the UK and 24 degrees outside. The sun is splitting and the magnolia type trees in my area have sprung with life overnight. I’m in the middle of going back through my novel The Perfect Fit for one last time. It’s become my weekend routine. If you follow me on Tik Tok, you’ll know. I completed this novel years ago, but there were a few editing bumps along the way. I have to say that my experience of birthing this novel has been a longer journey than the 7 months it took to write. This week I published episode three of Weekly Lee. I’ve been at…

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Monday Round Up From Self Isolation

    It’s officially week 3 in self-isolation and I can tell from social media and my own experience that after a few weeks of being home we are in some way, at some point, craving a little bit of normal life. I’m craving spring and summer too, but needs must. Last week in between working and cleaning, I created a little vlog that I am now launching as Weekly Lee. If you missed that here’s episode one. I’d love to hear your feedback and what you liked about it. If you haven’t already please subscribe so you can get more of my inspirational content around life, leadership, travel, writing, and more.…

  • New Year, New Beginnings
    BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Life Update: New Year, New Beginnings

    Happy New Year! Can you believe we are two weeks into 2020 already? It’s been a whirlwind from christmas shopping to buzzing around running running christmas markets with Frame Your World, and taking up opportunities in London and speaking opportunities in Oxford. LIFE UPDATE I am still working on filling out the reflect part of my new 2020 bullet journal, and working to build in some exciting goals for me to form habits around this year. This is something I’ll share a lot more of in the future weeks and months as my new self care plan unfolds. MY PLAN FOR THIS BLOG I have so many platforms and channels…

  • LIFESTYLE

    What to do when life hands you lemons?

    If my life was a quote, then this would sum up my day and week. Do you ever get those weeks where it feels like you’re been hit with one obstacle after another? I’m sure you do! For me, this week, was exactly like that. I’ve cried and crumbled for a moment with anxiety until I realised that it’s time for me to get on my feet and fight back. Not in the literal sense, but internally I decided to stand firm regardless of the circumstances that were facing me. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond.   On that note, I’m…

  • TRAVEL

    Wild horses and beach huts

    This weekend I achieved an unwritten goal by exploring Bournemouth beach and taking a long-awaited picture of their famous beach huts. I was a magical adventure that I didn’t anticipate. I mean... who knew we had thousands of wild horses running around the UK? I didn’t. The day started with a good old trip to Starbucks.

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Embrace your grace

    I now believe the more comfortable we are with ourselves. The happier we will be. It’s time to stop beating ourselves up for what we did or did not do, for what we have or do not have. What would happen if you decided to stop comparing yourself today, if you decided to give your own inner voice an actual place on the stage of your life, and allowed yourself to enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going? “It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” Terry Pratchett When I wrote this post before work this morning, I didn’t expect that we would…

  • community
    BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    All the right words, in all the wrong places

    Can we open our eyes? We talk about being more authentic, our mental health and being able to talk to each other, and the importance of community, but I’ve noticed that we can be just as judgmental about who we share a smile with – especially when the person seems different than our norm. It still feels a little selfish to me… and don’t get me wrong, I’m talking about everyone else. I’m far from perfect here too, but I am challenging myself with this thought too. We are getting better at talking about the things we need to talk about but sometimes too good. I just wonder how many…