Day Thirty One #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Thirty One #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

I have just arrived home at about 10.30pm ish.

 

It has been a really great day.

 

I did have my much needed sleep in this morning.

 

Loved it!

 

I think that I would love to have a driver, someone that could drive me where I need to go. I have driven quite a lot in the last few days.

 

Just a little dream of mine.

 

 

Anyway………….

 

 

 

Tonight I went up to the lovely church that I attend and we had worship practise.

 

I love worshipping it just brings joy to me.

 

We were rehearsing a new song.

 

After I had finished there I went to a friend’s 50th Birthday Party.

 

It was so lovely to be there, it felt like a small friendly reunion.

 

It was so good to catch up with people that I haven’t seen for a while and all in the one place.

 

 

I love seeing all the people who have somehow made an impact in my life.

 

 

I have included pictures of some amazing women that made such an impact on my Christian journey.

 

 

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I have learnt so much from them, I have gained skills and also have learnt great empathy.

 

I have learnt how to journey with others in their time of need.

 

I am here now because of what they have sown into me.

 

I am here now because of what they did for me.

 

I am here now because of them.

 

They are women who have helped me in their own way.

 

With their gifts and strengths.

 

I am so grateful to know them and to see the amazing things that they are doing in their lives.

 

Words cannot express how much they did for me.

 

I am truly blessed.

 

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

 

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Day Thirty #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Thirty #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Life and the Single Christian Girl………….

 

I am really looking forward to a sleep in tomorrow.

 

Love a good sleep in.

 

This morning my alarm went off and my reaction was nooooo.

 

It’s not that I didn’t want to go to work, I have said before that I love my work.

 

My reason was that I wanted to have a bit of a sleep in.

 

Yesterday was a long day and I really enjoyed the adventure.

 

My calf muscles are a bit sore, it’s all good.  It makes me want to go back and exercise to maintain my fitness.

 

I think though the driving for me was the tiring bit, but I did it and I am really glad that I did.

 

So today I was back at work and it was great.

 

It was also great to share about camp.

 

I am just so amazed at the strength and abilities of all the students that attended.

 

Fears where overcome, skills of living with a group of people and learning to share and clean up after themselves where discovered.

 

They also had to set and prepare for their meals.

Which meant setting tables with forks, knives, spoons, dessert plates, serviettes and adding a nice touch to the tables.

 

 

Also new skills were discovered and I am sure lasting friendships.

 

 

Most of all it is about creating memories.

 

We have a long weekend and I am really looking forward to it.

 

I will be able to read, write, sing and to be creative.

 

I am grateful for the chances that I do get to be creative.

 

I also have some books to read which I am really looking forward too.

 

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I love reading.

 

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

 

Day Twenty Nine #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty Nine #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

Life is an adventure……………..

 

It really is.

 

Today I woke up at 5am as I was going for the day to a school camp.

 

I am not very good at driving on country roads.

 

I also have a terrible sense of direction, I really do.

 

This time I found where I needed to go quite easily.

 

My journey started in the dark before the sun even had risen.

 

When I try new things my saying is it’s an adventure I am not sure what is going to happen.

 

Life is an adventure.

 

I did enjoy today, driving to the country.

 

Waiting for Kangaroos to cross the road, one sat there for a while eating. So I embraced the moment and watched it.

 

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It is something different for me.

 

Today was full of laughing, caring and seeing people grow.

 

See people facing new challenges and for them to develop the skills to work through them.

 

Seeing them go through a challenge of trying to work together, learning about teamwork.

 

 

 

My biggest challenge wait for it ——– was riding on the back of a motorbike up the steepest hill and totally trusting the driver.

 

Oh my goodness, it was fun but so scary.

 

So now I am home reflecting on what an amazing day it was.

 

 

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I also drove home quite confidently, although I don’t know how people can drive in the country. 

 

I personally don’t like it but I have done it and made it home safely. Yeah!

 

I am so loving, what I am able to do in my life.

 

The opportunities that I am able to have, I am so grateful for them.

 

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It has really stretched me and I am soooooo out of my comfort zone.

Every day is such a new day full of great opportunities.

 

 

Embrace each day.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Eight #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty Eight #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl………….

 

Today I have signed up for a WordPress blog challenge that starts in June.

 

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They send you an email with a topic/suggestion and then you are to write about it.

 

You are sent a topic/suggestion each day and on Saturday and Sunday they are your days off.

You can also choose any topic that you would like to write about.

You also have the opportunities on the weekend to expand on your posts during the week.

 

I am really looking forward to this and I love a challenge.

 

This is the first time that I have signed up to complete a blogging challenge.

 

Although I did start in March with a challenge from my friend to write everyday for the whole of the month.

 

 

I did complete this because there were a lot of people that were doing different things for the 30 day challenge.

 

I find it very inspiring being with creative people.

 

 

So I am not really sure what I am in for with the June challenge but it does sound exciting.

 

I am really enjoying blogging everyday although I must admit sometimes I do struggle with what to write about.

This has stretched me into becoming a bit creative about ideas.

 

I have seen on Pinterest (my favourite site for ideas and quotes) which shows how some people have a schedule for how they blog.

 

There are templates which you can download to help you manage your blogs.

 

I think that this maybe something that I will look into as it can only enhance what I am doing. 

 

It will also be a reminder for what I have written about over the year.

 

As I have said before that I am a list girl.

 

So I am thinking that having ideas written down and brainstorming for the months will be great.

 

I feel that I am still learning so much about writing, what is my style, what do I want to write about, what am I passionate about?

 

Also I am getting better at hitting the publish button on my blog site.

 

The first few times oh my goodness I did not want to publish anything.

Is it getting easier now, a little bit still unsure.

 

I want to keep on learning and I love learning.

 

I also want to continue with taking pictures everyday of things that I see.

 

I am also still learning about taking pictures and I know this year I have taken so many.

 

This is great as well, I can just look back on things and it is really a photographic journal.

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Seven #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty Seven #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl………….

 

I have really enjoyed exploring different styles of writing and creating with letters.

I enjoy coming home from work, getting into my pyjamas and then working on my art. It’s like the pyjamas give me permission to go into the creative mode.

 

I know that when I put on my pyjamas, I will be staying home for the night. It also means that I can just stay and work on anything that inspires me at the moment.

 

I love that I have just a few things to try and focus on this term.

 

I say a few but then you never know what will happen and I am okay with that.

 

It is all good. Really it is.

 

Art and songwriting are two of the things that I really want to work on.

 

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Today it rained and boy did it pour.

It was good though, we really need the rain.

 

Although when it does rain especially at lunchtime and at a school, the students really can’t get out and have a good play.

 

So today they had to make do with playing in the undercover areas.

 

Tomorrow I will be starting again the art club which I run at Wednesday’s lunchtime. I am going to be working on designing different ways to write words and letters.  Should be good as that is want I really would like to focus on at the moment.

 

It is really nice to be home and just having the space to create. I am enjoying taking things a bit slowly when I arrive home.

 

Tonight I will be creating, reading  and watching Masterchief.

 

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Oopps I have said it now.

 

I really do enjoy some reality TV shows. I don’t really watch that much TV it is pretty much on in the background for me.

 

So can you have a pyjama creative time?

 

Do you have a place in your house where you can create?

 

Enjoy what you are doing, give it a go. 

 

You will never know what you can achieve and what you will discover when you are creating.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Twenty Six #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty Six #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

The last few days I have spent quietly, drawing, reflecting and working on being creative.

 

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I have been thinking about what I want to work on this term and about balancing life and work.

 

I have decided for this term that I am going to get back into boxing.

 

That I have really felt inspired to write some worship songs and also to work on my book Princess Heart.

 

 

 

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I have been feeling a bit like I am in a fog lately and really couldn’t think what was wrong with me or why I didn’t have much energy.

 

 

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So today I went to the Doctors to see the results from my blood test and have found out that my iron is very low.

 

So no wonder I was feeling a bit down and not that motivated about things.

 

I knew that it had to be related to low iron.

 

So hopefully in the next few weeks my energy will pick up and I will find myself thinking clearly.

 

Also I will be able to get out and do the things that I really love.

 

At the moment I am feeling like I am walking with concrete as shoes. That is how I can describe having low iron.

 

This is easily fixed and I am grateful for being able to see a Doctor and have access to healthcare.

 

I am also grateful for the time that I have had to work on my art, to write down and record some lyrics for songs.

 

I am also reading an amazing book which is called The Jesus Hearted Woman. It is all about women in leadership.

 

I know that we are all in a leadership role whatever we are doing. People are watching us.

 

I know that the schools I work at I want to be a role model for the students, to give them hope.

 

 

I look at every single student and see their potential.

I want to give them hope and let them know that they can achieve great things.

 

Who can you encourage today?

 

How are you going to encourage them?

 

Can you do a random act of kindness for someone today?

 

This week I am going to look on purpose to encourage someone who really needs it.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty Five #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty Five #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

Take the time to rest.

 

 

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Do you find yourself looking forward to a day where you can just stay home?

 

I do.

 

Do you have a day where you can relax, read, unwind and watch TV?

 

I have found myself looking forward to a day where I can just stay home and listen to music.

 

I love a day where I can read, where I can create, where I have time to refresh myself.

 

I do need this time, where I have some time to reflect on my week.

 

This week has been quite busy.

 

Do you find that your mind just needs to switch off a bit?

 

I am finding that I need it today.

 

Sometimes I feel guilty that I am having a day off.

 

Although I do think that this is getting less as I realise that with my work that it is necessary to have that self-care.

 

Take care of yourself, take the time when you can to rest.

 

Take the time to rest on purpose.

 

If you cannot take a whole day to be refreshed, take an hour.

 

Book in an hour for yourself in your weekly planner.

 

You are important.

 

Yes you are.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx