Day Twenty One #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty One #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl……….

 

 

I have just arrived home from a very full day.

 

My days are never the same and I love the diversity.

 

I am really enjoying this season of my life.

 

Today some of the amazing women that I work with were discussing the subject of being single and where to find a guy.

 

It might have been to help me the single girl?

 

I loved their advice and help.

 

I know I have been talking about this subject for a while.

 

Where do you meet a really nice man?

 

I just don’t know.

 

We talked about online dating but I don’t think that is for me. I know it has worked for some people and that is amazing.

 

Then we talked about what sort of man, it was that I’m looking for. 

 

Gosh I sound like a lioness trying to find her partner, prowling around the jungle.

Lisa Bevere has a great book called Lioness Arising (just saying).

 

Anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Then there was talk about going out on Friday nights to a bar.

I just know about that.

 

I think that what I am not doing is looking when I go out. I go out with a purpose and then forget to look around.

 

I am not saying that everything will be amazing when I meet a guy. Nor am I saying that I cannot be happy until I am married.  

 

I am pretty independent. Probably a bit too independent and I need to let people help me sometimes.

 

Although I do need help putting items together that I buy from IKEA. I just cannot work out the instructions.

 

 

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So what to do?

 

I know that I will keep on enjoying life, keep on trying new things.

 

Also I need to open my eyes, to what is around me at the time.

 

I really love this scripture from Proverbs 31:8-9-

Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down and outers.

Speak up for justice!

Stand up for the poor and destitute.

 

 

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This scripture has been resonating with me for a while.

 

I love it and I really do what to make a difference.

 

So I think that the man I would love to meet would need to have the same purpose and passion about helping people and making a difference.

 

Would love to hear your suggestions?

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

Day Twenty #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twenty #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

Why is it when I am ready to go to sleep that my mind decides it is time to write a song?

 

What is with that?

 

I get all these ideas and I am really tired.

 

 

I think that I will need to record the words and then work on them when I am more awake.

 

I suppose at that time of night and going to bed is when I start winding down and relaxing.

 

Aaaahhhhhhhh!

 

I have never been one to really set aside a certain hour for songwriting.

 

Except if I am visiting my music mentor in Melbourne then we just work and work two full days on writing.

 

I think for me it is more spontaneous and I just need to write ideas down when they come to me.

 

I have a few notebooks full of song lyrics and I need to re-read them and work on the songs. I try not to throw any of the ideas away.

 

 

I have been thinking a lot about Princess Heart Journey the book and I really want to include in the book the song. 

 

Princess Heart the song was written in 2009 it is about my journey and what I have gone through.

 

I feel that now it is time to release it and I will be re-recording it this year. I think that I really have to set a deadline for myself.

 

Let’s set the deadline- by the end of September 2014.

 

Okay now it is done.

 

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I have also written a song called Sister to Sister, I wrote this song after I went to a Colour Conference in Sydney at Hillsong.

 

They were talking about The A21 Campaign and what they were doing in Greece at that time. Also about what was happening with girls and women around the world.

I remember sitting with friends and we just cried the whole time they spoke about it.

 

When I arrived back home I felt really passionate about making a difference and so the song Sister to Sister was written.

 

So my project is to work on Princess Heart Journey book and then to re-record the song Princess Heart.

 

Feeling very motivated and excited.

 

Making a difference in May 2014.

 

Princess Heart Journey continues………

 

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs.

 

Traceyxx

Day Nineteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Nineteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

I need to slow down I think, I have way too much on my project list.

 

Really I do and I just thought about it today. Mmmmhhhh!

 

I need to rethink want it is that I can do for now. Then things will all work out well.

 

 

Today was my Monday and what a Monday it was.

 

I must say though I have crossed a few things of my to do list today.

 

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have finally booked into a first aid course.

 

I have taken the plunge these are things that I have wanted to make a decision on for a while.

Now the decision has been made it is such a feeling of relief.

 

It feels kind of good knowing that these are off the list.

 

Today I was also completing my 365 days book and I found the words LAUGH OFTEN.

 

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That is my thought for today.

 

I think that sometimes things can get too much and you just need to have a good laugh.

 

When was the last time that you have a good laugh, one that comes from right down in your stomach that you cannot stop laughing?

One that also makes you have tears of laughter?

 

Do you have someone that is good at making you laugh?

 

Do you have people that you can hang out with that just make you enjoy life?

 

Do you have those friends that can see things from a different perspective?

 

Can you put on a funny movie where you can have a good laugh?

 

One of the TV shows that I really like is the American Version of The Office.

 

Oh my goodness, I just love that show and I love it when I am able to watch a few in a row. It certainly makes me laugh.

 

Laughing is good for you. It can give you a great workout.

 

So today laugh, laugh and laugh.

 

Oh I also brought some new grey boots, just needed to let you know.

 

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Love my shoes.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

Day Eighteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Eighteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

Overwhelmed

 

Today I am just feeling so overwhelmed and I don’t know where this has come from.

 

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I feel that I have so many decisions to make and I feel that I need to make them all now.

 

Spiralling into a panic now.

 

Deep Breath aaahhhhhhhhh!

 

Deep breaths don’t really help me (don’t even know why I wrote that), when people say try deep breathing it makes me feel frustrated. I have found what works for me is to do something physical.

 

 

I need to have some wisdom and some clarity of what I need to do now.

 

Do you ever have those days where you just find it really hard to focus on what you would love to do?

 

I think that we all have those days sometimes.

 

It is a bit of a learning curve.

 

What is important and what is it that I really need to focus on.

Maybe just for today. 

Just to focus on what I can do today.

 

Want can I do today that can move me closer towards my dreams and desires.

 

Choose one thing from you list and work on that until it is completed.

 

You can also group ideas together as projects you want to achieve and then work on them.

 

Pray, pray, pray for the right decisions, for wisdom, for clarity, for direction and for peace.

 

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Why is it that we always leave prayer until last?

 

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So after writing this I have decided to work on my Princess Heart Journey packages to send out to Churches, to Schools, to Youth Programs and to Women’s Groups.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

Day Seventeen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Seventeen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

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

 

God’s resources are unlimited.

 

 

I have found myself thinking about things that I want to do and I feel that I am limiting myself.

I am limiting myself with want God wants to do in my life.

 

Financially at the moment it feels impossible, I know that nothing, nothing is impossible with God.

 

He will make the way.

 

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I just need to trust have patience and faith.

 

I have an Adventure List of lots of dreams, ideas and hopes.

 

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They are the desires of my heart.

 

My Adventure List includes-

  • Buying a house
  • To Go Skydiving
  • To see snow
  • To go  snow skiing
  • To complete a Bachelor of Counselling course, to become a Counsellor
  • The Princess Heart Journey
  • To record the Princess Heart Journey CD
  • Publish Princess Heart Journey Book
  • Publish Princess Heart Journey Journal
  • Film a video of a song that I have written
  • Princess Heart Mentoring Program
  • To continue Blogging
  • Go on a date
  • Get married
  • Have children
  • Travel, Paris, Italy, London, America, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and other countries
  • Attend a Samba class in Brazil
  • Dance in a Samba Performance Team
  • Develop Eating Disorder Support Group Perth
  • Keep writing more songs
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Visit my friends in Melbourne
  • Go to SPARC Conference
  • Go Horseriding
  • Go back to boxing classes
  • To be able to visit my sponsor child in the Philippines
  • To go an visit some more orphanages

 

 

The goal and dream I would love to achieve is to be able to go around the world speaking, singing and sharing my testimony.

 

That would be amazing.

This list is not finished yet, I am sure that I will add more adventures to it.

This is exciting and I cannot wait to see what I can achieve in the next six months.

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

 

Day Sixteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Sixteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl……………

 

When you wake up in the morning do you ever have your day already planned?

Do you mentally prepare your day before it even begins?

 

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I have said before that I am a list girl, I admit I am and now I have started colour coding what I need to do this week and what I am working on.

 

When I arrived at work this morning I took a picture of the day beginning I wanted to capture the moment.

 

 

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I suppose it was just taking time to look at the sky and breathe in the day.

 

 

My days are never the same and I love that.

 

I used to be very structured but now I have learnt to go with the flow.

 

I enjoy the challenge of it.

 

My day was full today and I love that.

I want to make a difference in the community where I work and I hope that I am.

 

I have listened and listened to issue’s that where raised. 

 

 

If I think back to maybe 5 years ago would I want to go back to where I was?

 

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I love what I am doing and seeing lives changed.

 

 

I am a lot happier and focused.

 

I do know that I want to study to be a counsellor that is my new goal.

 

How is that going to look in my life, I am not sure yet.

I know that I want to study and work.

I would also like to study online. I suppose at the moment it is where to study and looking at the financial side of it as well.

 

When I talk to people about what they are doing I always feel very passionate about being able to be a counsellor.

 

I know that it will all work out, I just need to be patient.

 

What is your passion?

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

 

Traceyxx

Day Fifteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Fifteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

The other night I spoke about how God is restoring my life to a lovely group of women.

 

I shared this scripture as well which I love-

Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.

 

There where so many years where I just drifted along in life and following what others wanted me to do.

 

I didn’t really know myself and want I wanted to do.

 

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Now that I have had a change in jobs and I am now a Chaplain things have changed.

 

I didn’t really realise until I was talking to a friend about all the opportunities and experiences that I have had since leaving my last job and becoming a Chaplain.

In the last 2 and a half years I have learnt so much and I want to live a full and abundant life.

 

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I have also met the most amazing people.

 

I am also able to use all that I have experienced and have learnt in the years that I have been caring for children.

I am also on a mission to share Princess Heart Journey, which is my passion to making a difference.

 

I have been stepping out lately and sharing what I am doing with Princess Heart Journey.

 

I have written a song about my experience and now I am available to speak and share with women and girls about my journey.

 

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I feel that now I also want women and girls to find their identity in God and how important that is.

 

It takes courage to step out but I know that I am not doing this alone.

 

I am also looking at setting up an Eating Disorder Support Group in Perth. So I am working on a few projects which is great.

 

I am really excited to see what happens this year.

 

 

 

What has God placed in your heart that he what’s you to do?

 

You may be already doing it?

 

Who can you mentor who can you help?

 

Your experience your life is your legacy.

 

Who will you be passing that onto?

 

Who can you encourage, who can you journey with?

 

 

Let me know how you go.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Fourteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Fourteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

This is taken from my book Princess Heart Journey which I am still working on. My book is a work in progress and after last night I feel that I need to place a timeline on when the book needs to be finished.

I would like it to be released in September this year.

Ooohhh that sounds a bit of a big step and I am up for it now. I love a challenge.

 

One day I was just so angry about my illness and what I had gone through that I decided to write about what it had done to me.

 

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It

(It does not deserve a name)

It has stolen years from me

It has kept me isolated

It was my best friend

It controlled me

It took away my dreams, hopes and desires.

It kept me small

It made me frail

It turned my bones into chalk

It bullied me

It gave me no direction

It controlled me

It became all I’ve known

It kept me weak

It left me frail

It was dark, ugly and deceiving

It did not have my best interest for me

It was loud

It left me empty

It left me broken

It made me feel invisible

It scared me

It was not my best friend.

 

Imagine having a friend like that.

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I remember that when I had finished writing IT I felt better it was like I had released it and now it had no control over me.

 

I want to make a difference and I hope through sharing my testimony and writing about it that I can help people realise that there is hope.

That there is restoration and that there is a full and abundant life for them to live. Yes you do have a future and it is to be enjoyed.

 

I will be sharing more from my book in the next few weeks.

 

 

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Hope that you are encouraged and inspired.

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Thirteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Thirteen #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

Life and the Single Christian Girl………….

 

Today I have just been feeling quite flat not sure what is up with me.

Good things are happening and I am grateful for them.

 

Maybe it was because it was Mother’s Day and I desperately would love to have a child.  I think that it was just a reminder of not having children.

 

I know that things will pick up with me and it will be all good.

It is also good to acknowledge how you are feeling and not stuff it down.

 

So that is how I was feeling today.

 

Tonight I was really blessed to be able to speak at WOW which is Women of Worth. I love this Women of Worth and they are amazing women.

 

While I was driving to where I was speaking, I felt energised I felt awake.

 

I am so grateful for the experience of being able to share what I am passionate about.

I had been questioning the need to keep sharing my journey but after tonight it has stirred up my passion to make a difference.

I want to be someone who is Encouraging women and girls, to see their potential, to be a voice for the voiceless.

Also I want to be an advocate, to be a mentor, to be an encourager and to be a role model.

 

Thank you so much to all the wonderful, amazing, inspiring and encouraging women that where there tonight.

 

 

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I am so blessed to know you.

 

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I am also reminded to finish my book about Princess Heart and I will be working on this.

 

Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx

Day Twelve #makingadifferenceinmay2014

Day Twelve #makingadifferenceinmay2014

 

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

 

I seriously do not know what happens to my Mondays.

I had a bit of a sleep in today although my alarm did go of at the regular time that I usually get up for work.

 

So that was turned off quickly.

 

Today I have spent my usual running around, crossing of my things to do on my list. My loooong list.

It is a sense of achieving something today.

 

I had to go to Bunnings today, I am not really a Bunnings girl. So I really didn’t know where to find anything.

 

You know where you do that looking up at the signs, you hope that anything will just jump out and lead you to what you need to find?

 

Well it didn’t happen and I needed to find someone to help me find what I needed.

 

I suppose you are wondering what I was doing in Bunnings, was I renovating, was I looking for plants, was I birthday shopping, or was I restoring some furniture?

 

Well, none of the above. I am speaking tomorrow at a women group and I wanted some beautiful pebbles that I could write something on.

 

I found the pebbles finally, oh my goodness they had such a great range and then I had the difficult decision of trying to find the right ones that I needed.

 

I eventually found these beautiful white shiny stones.

 

 

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I am going to be using them as a prayer reminder for tomorrow’s talk.

 

I think that I will need to go back to Bunnings to buy some more they are what I have been looking for. Also the price was very good.

 

I did notice a lot of Men go to Bunnings, no I won’t be hanging out there trying to find a husband.  

 

Okay let get back onto the subject, ha ha.

 

So I have also achieved another task, I have set up a powerpoint display and wait for it have added the music onto the display. I am amazed.

I am hoping that it will work when I need it too.  I always find some tech difficulty when you are trying something new, but that is okay. It’s all good.

 

Productive Mondays.

 

 

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Will share more tomorrow.

 

Loves and Hugs

 

Traceyxx