Monday, 26 February 2018

New Chapter

You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year, month, or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to grow. No apologies.

I am not the same person I was this time last year. 
On this day last year, I felt like my world had fallen apart, the carpet well and truly pulled from underneath me. 

Anyone that knows me well will know that all that I ever wanted in life was a family. 
Growing up, it's all I dreamt of. And every decision I ever made was with my family in mind. 
So on this day last year, when I found out that my partner had been having a year-long affair, I was numb. 

How was I going to carry on?
My life is over.
How am I going to manage on my own?
I can't do this. 
What about my 2 children?
How can I afford the house & bills?
I'm alone. 

It was a pretty shitty time, I'll be honest. And I struggled for the first few months. I was also treated unfairly in my job & ended up leaving. So here I was, a hot mess, now on my own, with 2 confused children, a house & bills, no income... and a broken heart. 

I went through the motions. Anger. Upset. Revenge? 

quote, mabellevie,life lessons

But I soon realised I had to get my shit together, fast. I had two children that needed me. 

So it started, my new chapter. 

I finally took the plunge and started my own business promoting cosmeceutical beauty products. It was something I was really passionate about as I'd tried and been using the products for a while and loved them. It gave me a focus, something for me, to concentrate on.

And I started my self-development journey.
I was introduced to the most amazing confidence coach and motivational speaker who taught me to change the meaning of what happened, to work on myself. His coaching and his programmes helped me more than the counselling sessions I'd been attending. He is now a HUGE part of my life & I work alongside him as his PA. The team of people I get to work with on a daily basis are the most amazing human beings and the best friends I've ever had. I'm truly grateful for every single one of them; for their love, their friendship, their advice, their no f*cks given attitude & kicks up the backside when I need one ;) 
And the best thing, I get to play a huge part in changing peoples lives, which is the most amazing feeling in the world!!

I'm sorry Leanne but this picture is going to make me giggle forever... haha!!

And now we're here. 
A year on. 
I'm running a successful online business and I've now bought my blog and health & beauty business together, working on my mission to help everyone feel beautiful inside and out!! 
Welcome to Ma Belle Vie ;) 

I'm paying my bills, I'm bringing my boys up the best way I know how, and most of all I'M HAPPY!! Like really happy. Happier than I've been in a long, long time.
I'm super proud of myself. My boys are proud of me.
I'm crazy busy and I love it. I smash my goals & I clap for my damn self! ;)

Someone said the other day that I've gone from Harley Quinn ('Cute but Psycho'... hmm haha) to Wonder Woman. I'm gonna take that as a compliment! ;) 

I have amazing people around me and I'm in no rush to move on. 

I'm working hard on myself, learning about myself, loving myself. This is MY time.
I turned my PAIN into POWER. 
My experiences made me feel unconfident, insecure, not good enough, unattractive... 
I'm going to spend the rest of my life helping others see that they are BEAUTIFUL, that they are ENOUGH and that they don't need to be accepted by others, they simply need to ACCEPT themselves!

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. <3

Self-love isn't selfish. It's a necessity. 
Are you good to yourself? Do you treat yourself; your mind, body and soul kindly?
I'll be talking more about self-love soon. 
But for now, I just wanted to introduce you to my new branded website; MY NEW CHAPTER.

I can't wait to share my journey with you!

'I'm going to make everything around me BEAUTIFUL. This will be my life.' - Elsie de Wolfe

Who's with me?



  1. Wow Lianne, what a journey you have been on, I am proud to know you and yes you are kick ass mum. Keep growing and keep loving with that big heart you have xx

  2. Hi lianne wow u have done amazing to get where u are now x u are an amazing g lady, mum and friend x I am proud to have found u and call u my friend u must be so proud of what u have done and achieved in a year and u have done this all Ur self no one else has done it. Keep growing and keep loving as much as you can with the big heart u have xx angie

    1. Aw thank you so much Angie!!
      You're growing too!!! ;)

  3. Well, look at you girl!!! I love the confidence and the self belief and have no doubt that you will continue to grow as a person and in your business. YOU GOT THIS!
    Much love Lianne

  4. Congratulations on your achievements! You've proved that you don't need a man to be happy and powerful! You can do it on your own and with this confidence, you will definitely grow so much more! Keep up the good work!

  5. Wow what a journey you have been on, so happy that things are going great for you,and things can only keep getting better x

  6. Good for you! You have achieved so much and I love that you made those changes and grabbed life with both hands!

  7. Aww I love this! Go you on making changes that make and made you happy! That is such an important thing.

  8. What a positive post! Good on you for taking this new leap and I wish you all the best with it. *shakes an angry fist at your ex!*

  9. Sounds like you had a pretty horrible time of it, but I am full of admiration for you on how you have turned it around. Good luck with your new business for the future

  10. Good for you, we split last year after 23 years together and i am now raising my girls alone. We can do it!

  11. Having known you for a while now and seeing you grow and develop the last year has been an incredible story. I really hope your new adventure goes well and good luck with your trip to SA x

  12. What a difference a year makes. You should be super proud of yourself, quite right x

  13. Yes Lianne, knew you'd get there and what an amazing journey you've had. You are so full of confidence and it makes me wish I had more myself. Can't wait to hear about your trip to South Africa.

    Lots of love lovely xx

    1. You do have more, you just need to find it ;)
      Lots of love Em xx

  14. What a tough yet inspiring journey you have been on and one that has a long and successful way to go. I look forward to reading more of your adventures. Wonderwoman indeed!! x

  15. What an inspiring read and good on you for getting through tough times and remaining positive x

  16. wow that's amazing, what a journey. Congratulations on your strength and for being such an inspiration. I love this.

  17. What an inspiration you are. What an incredible journey, should be so proud of yourself! x

  18. I was pretty much in the same boat as you a year ago and it is amazing how much a year can change you! It's crazy to see Warren on your blog too, I met him years and years ago x

  19. Well done on coming so far and starting your own business too! I wish you all the success in the world.

  20. I couldn't agree with you more - self love is not selfish at all! H :)


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