I Made The Move
In 2018 I decided to move from Belfast to Dublin. I was in my forties, and I left my family and close friends behind. Why did I do this? I did it to start a new chapter in my life, with new challenges.
It wasn’t easy. I had worked in Belfast in my own business for eleven successful years. My business was in print and design, managing many large companies.
Then a number of things happened, chief among them my marriage break-up. All of the difficult life challenges caused me to re-evaluate my life. That’s when I made the decision to move to Dublin.
So I moved to Dun Laoghaire by the sea with my little dog Zara. I really only knew a few people but even though I was in my forties, I knew I was doing the right thing.
So then I decided to start a blog on my new life in Dublin as a single lady calling it ‘Dee’s Dublin Life.’
I didn’t expect it to, but the blog on Facebook, started to grow from strength to strength, and that’s just me talking about the fun I am having as a single person in the capital.
I talk about the delights and disasters of dating, clothes, nights out, travelling around Ireland with my work and sharing real life experiences.
In my first year in Dublin I appeared on the television programme ‘First Dates Ireland.’ It was all about putting myself out there.
I’ve since been involved in hosting and named as the face of ‘The Guinness World Record Speed Dating Event’ which took place at CHQ Dublin on Valentine’s Night 2019 – The event sold over 900 tickets and was a huge success.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” Oscar Wilde