Monday, 3 July 2017

The Write Stuff with... Hannah Doyle

Today it's my pleasure to hand the reins of the blog over to Hannah Doyle with a guest post #SayYes to the Power of Positivity as part of the The Year of Saying Yes blog tour.

Hello! I’m Hannah and if it was socially acceptable for a woman in her early 30s to end every single sentence with a crying-with-laughter emoji then I ruddy well would. 

I love a bit of positivity and there’s something pretty great about being a glass-half-full kind of girl. Raining so hard you can’t face going out for drinks? An excuse to stay in and snuggle! Some absolute b is heading to the tills with the only dream dress left in your size? Think how happy your bank balance will be! 

Even when life throws me lemons (REALLY weird saying btw) I will always try to look on the bright side, which is exactly how my brand new book, The Year of Saying Yes, came about. I lost a much-loved one and vowed to make the most out of my life in honour of his. Given that I’d always wanted to write a book, that meant sitting down and putting pen to paper. That was a couple of years ago and I now have an agent, a publisher and a brand new ebook. Whee! 

I feel so very lucky to be in this position. Sure, a lot of it is down to hard work and dogged determination but I like to think that the power of positivity has helped, too. Because, just like Izzy in my new book, I decided to say yes to getting out of my comfort zone. And by that I don’t mean *spoiler alert* trespassing on a hot man’s property and accusing him of being a male escort like our Izzy does in one unfortunate episode. Thank goodness! But I did say yes to cracking on with a dream and now it’s coming true, which gives me such a warm, glowy feeling inside. No you shut up! 

So, tell me, what are you going to be saying yes to this year? 

Dear Readers,

I hold my hands up: I'm stuck in a rut. For three years and counting I've been hopelessly in love with the same guy - and the closest we've ever got is a drunken arse grab (NB: this doesn't count). My favourite hobby is googling cats for spinsters and I'm sick of my shoestring salary that barely pays for my shoebox flat.

I need a head-to-toe life makeover. Enter my 'Year of Saying Yes', which is where you come in. To help me sort out my sorry life, I need you to #DareIzzy. For the next 12 months I'll be saying 'yes' to your challenges, no matter how wild, adventurous or plain nuts they are. 'No' is not an option!

Here goes... Wish me luck! I'm going to need it.

Love,

Izzy x

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