Day Thirtieth #apriladventures2014

Day Thirtieth #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl……..

 

Yeah!!!!!

I have made it to the Thirtieth of April, I have blogged every single day.

It is a commitment and I love it.

 

 

Today at work we were talking about how we nurture our creative side and what we like to do.

I know that Pinterest came up and I love that website it’s a great place to get ideas.

 

I must say that I do have to limit my time on it. Whoops!!

 

We also spoke about writing and how therapeutic that is.

 

At the beginning of the year I started a project which is 365 days. Someone else is going through the 365 day book. This is where we do something creative in a book for the whole year. It is one page a day and you can create on it whatever you like.

 

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It is also something else that I find I am enjoying.

 

It will be very interesting to see how 2014 was and what happened.

 

I love being around other people who like creativity and hearing about what interests them. It feeds our creativity when we hear others talking so passionately about what they are doing.

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl is going well.

 

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I have a few goals that I would like to achieve next month.

Who knows what is going to happen, who I will meet and what I will do.

 

So tomorrow will be May and there will be some new challenges that I would like to do.

I won’t tell you today I will let you know tomorrow.

 

So stay tuned.

 

I am excited for what May is going to hold, what adventures will happen and what ideas come out of May.

 

Enjoy your day.

 

Will talk to you tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Nine #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Nine #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl…………..

 

I have found myself nearly at the end of another month and tomorrow I will have blogged for two months. 

 

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Wow!

 

When I first started this challenge in March I never imagined that I would still be blogging everyday.

 

I have really enjoyed it and it has expanded my creativity.

 

I feel quite excited to write, now I have the need the urge the desire to write.

 

I am also learning about spelling and grammar. I might not get it right all the time, I am just having a go.

 

I am learning as I go.

 

It reminds me of a saying you don’t have to have everything perfect to start something.

 

Start something now.

 

Two new ideas have happened out of writing everyday they are two new projects for me to work on or they could be a title of a book, or a workshop or a talk.

 

One is #spacetocreate all about making time to create original art. Taking the time to look around me and taking in my surroundings and seeing what I can create.

 

The other project that I have is the title Life and the Single Christian Girl, which is all about my life and what I am doing while I wait for the husband that I have been praying for.

 

 

Life is definitely not boring, it’s an adventure and I want to embrace the day with all I have.

 

I want each day to have a great memory.

 

I also want to take time out each day to make a difference.

 

It might be a smile to someone, It may be asking someone how they are or just sitting and listening to someone. 

I really want to give that person my full attention.

 

Just sitting and really listening to someone

 

 

 

I hope that when I make a difference that I can do it well, with integrity and to be authentic.

 

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So how are you?

 

How was your day?

 

 

Do you have a highlight for the day?

 

Send me a message about how you are going. I would love to hear from you.

 

Will talk to you tomorrow.

 

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Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Eight #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Eight #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl………………..

 

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My last day off before I go back to school tomorrow.  I am really looking forward to catching up with everyone.

It seems so strange a few years ago I was in a career when I would only take 2 weeks of a year.  I never wanted to take holidays.

Now I have to take holidays and do you know what I love it.

I love the time to be able to take the break and to come back refreshed.

I have found that it is really good for you, to take the time off.  It has taken me a while to discover this.

I have also discovered sleeping in I love it.

 

I think that having this time off has made me think that I need to look after myself.

 

I eat properly so that is not an issue.

 

I want to get stronger, physically.

 

I am involved in learning Samba dancing which I really love.  I will be continuing it helps me when I teach Zumba®.

 

Lately I have been thinking about going back to boxing. I really love it.

 

I love the challenge of first starting out and doing the warm up. The warm up involves a combination of skipping, weights, push ups, sit ups and planking. Then we get into the boxing with the boxing bags and shuttle runs. Oh those shuttle runs.

 

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I find that when I am boxing I can let the things that happen in the day go. It’s a relaxation for me, I am focusing on what I need to do in the moment. It is also good because it has a time limit on it 1 hour.  I need to have this for boundaries.

 

So what do you like to do that helps you relax?

 

Is it something physical or is it something creative?

 

I like to mix it up a bit and do a bit of both.

 

Will talk tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Seven #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Seven #apriladventures2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl……………

 

So what does a Single Christian Girl do when she buys something from Ikea that needs to be put together?

I hear you say read the directions, Yes done.

I still cannot work it out so I think that my brother in law needs a project.

 

So that is what I did I went around to his and my sister’s house and he set it up. Whew, thank you.

 

So now I have my new art and craft trolley.

 

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I also found out that my vacuum cleaner is no longer working. So I will need to invest in another one.

 

Sunday afternoons are just lovely. Today we have had some much needed rain.  I love hearing the rain on my roof. We really need the rain.

 

I have really enjoyed the holidays and have sorted through items and made new creative areas.

 

I have really enjoyed being able to write and create some art.

 

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I also have been reading a book called Queen Bees and

Wannabees it’s about helping girls through their

Pre-teen and their Teen years. I am looking forward to reading more of it.

 

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I am looking forward to seeing what the new school term brings.

Talk tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

 

Day Twenty Six #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Six #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl Continues…….

 

It seems lately when I turn the TV on or I am on Facebook that I happen to catch something about eating disorders.

This is another post that I feel quite vulnerable posting.

My decision for writing this is, if I want to make a difference I need to write about what I am passionate about.

 

Yesterday In my post I placed a picture of my purpose statement.

 

I had been thinking a lot about Princess Heart Journey which is about sharing my journey and what I have been through. I was thinking and praying if this was still a need and if I wanted to continue it.

I know that I have found an answer to my prayer.

YES!!!!!!!!!

There is a need to share my journey, I want to share my journey of recovery.

I want to let people know that there is recovery that there is hope and that you are so worth it.

 

I am happy to share my journey.

 

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I am so passionate about seeing people recover.

 

 I really want to encourage girls and women that they deserve to live a life, to live a beautiful full life.

 

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I don’t know where you are in your journey, can I encourage you don’t give up.

 

 

There are people who are out there, that want to help you. There really is.

 

I didn’t think that I would find the right Doctor the right place to recover it happened. I am so grateful for all the people that helped me in my journey of recovery.

 

I am not going to say it was easy it wasn’t but I wanted to live, I wanted to make a difference and help others.

 

So if you need encouragement, send me a message.

If you are stuck send me a message.

If you need some support send me a message.

If you don’t know where to start send me a message.

If you know of someone that may need to read this then share it with them.

 

Hold onto hope.

You are amazing.

Today is a gift.

You are so worth it.

Always remember that you are worthy, valued and loved, yes you are.

 

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Will talk to you tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Five #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Five #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl Continues……

 

Today is ANZAC day and I really want to take the time to remember. Pause and remember.  Thankyou.

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Today I have been going through items and sorting out things in my home. 

I find the holidays are a great time to organise my place. I love decorating, organising and just creating a lovely place.

 

I have also been listening to podcasts and I especially liked one by Holly Wagner about who you are in Christ.

There was a woman who had shared her testimony of recovery from an eating disorder. God is in the business of healing you and restoring you.

 

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This really resonated with me because it reminded me of my journey and what I went through. No two journeys are the same.

 

I think that there is real power in sharing your testimony, as scary as it can be you never know who is listening.

 

This is my passion to be able to see girls and women know who they really are, not what society says they have to be.

 

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I spoke a few months ago at a beautiful church about Who You Are.  You may have been told that you are not good enough, that you don’t measure up that you are not worth it.

Don’t believe this, DON’T!!!!!

You are you, an individual, you have special gifts and talents that need to be share.

 

You are important and unique.

 

Don’t give up on your dreams, don’t give up on your goals.

 

Go out and have an adventure.

 

Let me know how you are going?

 

Looking forward to talking to you tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Four #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Four #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl Continues……….

 

Today I find myself at home just taking some time out to relax.

I borrowed some DVD’S from my sister in law about romance and blogging of course.  I will be watching Ever After, 27 Dresses and Julie and Julia.

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I am finding that when I start writing about a theme or something that interests me I am noticing more things around me, my world is growing bigger.

There were days where I couldn’t stand to be at home on my own. I didn’t know what to do with myself.

 

Now I love having time for myself, I love being able to have the time for #spacetocreate.

 

Today I have been thinking quite a lot about the Proverbs 31 Woman.

I am declaring over my live that I am a Proverbs 31 Woman in progress I love this.

 

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 I also love the verse that says-

“When She Speaks She Has Something Worthwhile to Say and She Always Says it Kindly”

I love this when I speak I do want it to be worthwhile and to speak kindly.

 

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I also want to encourage you if you find yourself in the season of being a single girl, to go out and explore life.

 

While you are waiting to meet that amazing man you have been praying about find out about yourself.

 

What is it they you like?

 

What type of music do you like?

 

Have you been out to a coffee shop on your own?

 

Maybe you could enrol in the local TAFE and learn a new skill?

 

Be adventures and explore.

 

I would love to hear how you are going.

 

Be Inspired.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Three #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Three #apriladventures2014

 

Creating Memories

 

The Life of the Single Christian Girl continues……………..

 

Today I had such a lovely time.

 

This morning I had a friend come over and it was so great to see her. I loved chatting with her and catching up with her journey.

Then I had the pleasure of taking my two nieces to IKEA and what an adventure we had.

Usually when I am driving anywhere it is just me and I listen to worship music and sing along.

 

Today was different with my nieces in the back seat. There was lots of laughing, singing songs from Frozen and High School Musical. There was also a game of I spy and just lots of happy noise.

 

I love to listen to them and hear how they are going at school.

When we go to IKEA we always have something to eat first and I must say I love the IKEA restaurant. They each had their own tray and finally decided on what they would have for afternoon tea.

After having food for our IKEA adventure we then went shopping.

We all had our IKEA wish list, a pencil and a tape measure. Then the fun begins.

We tried out tables, chairs, we looked in cupboards, we sat down at dining tables and we enjoyed ourselves.

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I love going out with my nieces they make me laugh and bring me such joy. They have great imaginations, which I love.

 

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We finally brought some things and I also brought them something which they picked themselves.

We were probably there for about 2 and a bit hours.

 

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On the way home well what can I say?

I gave them my camera and they decided to make videos and interview each other.

 

One of my nieces loves cupcake wars which is a program on Foxtel. Oh my goodness I have just watched the video she took and she is speaking with an American accent. I couldn’t stop laughing she sounded exactly like someone on the show.

 

I love taking the girls out as this is creating memories.

They make my heart sing.

 

More adventures tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

 

Day Twenty Two #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty Two #apriladventures2014

 

Life and the Single Girl

 

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I have been thinking about life and being single.

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Life and the single Christian girl that’s me.

I feel quite vulnerable even writing this but I want to be able to encourage others.

You are not alone if you find yourself single.

I am wondering how many of us are out there, who have been praying for a husband.

I have been single for quite a while now, I think the last time I went on a date was when Haley’s Comet came past earth. Whoops!

Do I want to be in a relationship yes of course?

When I was younger I dreamt that I would be married and have children by now.

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I find myself now in my 40’s single and with no children.

It’s all good though.

I have been on a journey myself and I have learnt to lean on God.

Everything that I have done has led me to this place right now.

I feel stronger, I know who I am in Christ, and I have discovered that I am creative.

I have a great family and lots of lovely friends who really encourage me.

I have lovely nieces and a nephew who I get to spoil. It’s part of the Auntie’s rule book. It true!

I have not given up on the hope of having a husband and children.

I know that a dream placed in your heart will come to pass. It is my prayer.

I think that I get so focused on what I am doing that I forget to stop and look around me.

 

Now I have decided to work on a new project called-

Life and the Single Christian Girl

 

I would love to hear from you if you find yourself single, if you need encouragement and if you want to share your dating experiences.

 

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Stay tuned for more adventures.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty One #apriladventures2014

Day Twenty One #apriladventures2014

 

Creating

 

I love those days where you can just stay home and sort through things.

Today I went through all my kitchen cupboards, sorting and finding all those lids that go with my containers. I did have the lids they were in there all the time. Yeah!

You may think that it is a mundane task to do on such a lovely day but I really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed going through all the lovely tea sets that I have the vintage type. I had forgotten about them. They are just so lovely.

I was thinking about how I can redecorate my place last night and was really looking forward to planning it today.

Today also allowed me time to create, I love the #spacetocreate.

I set up an extra desk in my creative area, this has allowed me more space to create. I love it.

I decorated an inspiration board and placed it in my creative area.

 

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I also decorated a tin that I found and gave it a bit of a bling.

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I am really enjoying this time that I have.

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Enjoy this beautiful day.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx