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Dani Soares Offers an Update on Her Career: "One Challenge at a Time"

The Below Deck Sailing Yacht alum shared some "personal info" so anyone who's struggling doesn't "feel alone."

By Brad Witter
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Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Dani Soares is keeping it real. Sharing what she called “another selfie with an inspirational caption” via Instagram on September 8, the former stew gave a candid update on the recent highs and lows she’s experienced in her career and life in general.

Now a nursing student, Dani explained that she’s on her “last term of uni for this year,” dubbing it the “hardest term yet.” Meanwhile, she was able to use holiday pay during her last hospital placement and “managed to find someone amazing” to take care of her 14-month-old daughter Lilly in the morning while she worked. Having already depleted her holiday resources — and with her next placement beginning next month — the Below Deck Sailing Yacht alum said that she’s “saving every penny to be able to cover the bills,” adding a crossed fingers emoji.

“The reason I share all this personal info is because if you are struggling, I don't want you to feel alone,” Dani added. “Most of the time Instagram is all about the perfect life, the big houses, the mum's that managed to put make up on every day and I can't relate to that.”


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True to form, she ended on a positive note, writing: “One challenge at a time, one day at a time. We got this.”

Below Deck’s Isabelle “Izzy” Wouters, for one, agrees. “You absolutely do have this my girl!” she commented, adding two red heart emojis.

In August, Dani also updated fans on how she’s navigating first-time motherhood, sharing sweet photos of Lilly, who was born in May 2021. (Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux, who also appeared on Season 2 of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, is the little girl’s father.) Despite all her trials and tribulations, she insisted in one caption that her toddler comes first.

“My number one priority always!” Dani wrote of Lilly on August 13. “Only a real parent understands that life is not about you anymore, it’s about the life you made and brought into this world and everything you do is for her."

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