CHANGE

CHANGE

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CHANGE is a word that can bring either fear or excitement.

For me about 6years ago the word CHANGE brought me fear. You see I was in a job that I had been in for about 14 years and yes I loved it but I had become stuck. There wasn’t anywhere for me to go in the industry and I love learning and I needed to be challenged.  I wanted to leave but I was afraid, afraid of change, afraid of letting go of the old and embracing the new.

I finally left that job in December 2010 and at first I was devastated, I was completely wrecked.

What was I going to do now, was the cry from my heart.

I had to take a leap of faith, for me it was like stepping off a cliff and wondering if there was anything to catch me. Well yes there was something there to catch me.

I had been so consumed with my job that I really hadn’t taken time of for holidays, to explore life, to slow down and to really listen to that still small voice saying this is the way Tracey walk in it.

So I slowed down, it took me a while.

I rediscovered who I was.

I had space to just be, space to explore and space to catch up with others.

Change can be scary, but now I find it exciting.

In the last 4 years I have been on a rollercoaster ride of discovery, of learning, of excitement, or developing who I am and who I am meant to be.

My days are never the same and I love that I really do.

I am growing in my career and I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given.

Now the word change, I do not fear you.

Change I embrace you, change I welcome you and change you make my life exciting.

Change for me now is truly discovering who I am and what I am called to be.

Change opens the door to new opportunities.

This week I encourage you to open the door to change and see what happens.

Will share more soon.

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What Is Your Centre?

What Is Your Centre?

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On Monday I picked up one of my lovely nieces for a sleep over or two.

I love catching up with her, I love just being in the moment and enjoying what we are doing together.

We started our adventure by going to IKEA, we love going there and I am always surprised at the beautiful things that we find together.

When we go there, we always have something to eat and drink first. This time my niece and I shared chips & gravy and also a cookies &cream cake. I always have a coffee while she will have a variety of soft drinks. Yum!

We love just sitting at the table chatting and planning what we are going to do.

I love that.

I probably brought a little bit more then I should of but they were great finds.

We arrived home and then we watched a marathon of DVD’s that she had brought over.

One of the movies that she brought over was The Rise of The Guardian which tells the story of Jack Frost.

In the movie Santa Claus asks Jack Frost what is your centre?

You see Jack Frost has been asked to be a Guardian to help look after the children of the world along with Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman. He is struggling with it because he doesn’t know what he is meant to do. He does find out that his centre is to bring fun to the children.

It made me think what is my centre?

I know for me that it is making a difference, through writing, singing, songwriting and speaking. The sharing of stories is very important to me. I have just realised.

So let me ask you a few questions-

What is your centre?

What are you passionate about?

What brings you joy?

What motivates you?

What inspires you?

How are you going to make a difference?

Will share more soon.

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A Coffee Shop Across From the Beach

A Coffee Shop Across From the Beach

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Yesterday I had such a lovely, beautiful and amazing day.

I drove to visit a friend who I have known since 2003 (I am sure).

We met in a little coffee shop that is just across the road from a lovely beach. I love the drive to Rockingham it is about 40 minutes from where I live. As I left my home the weather was wintery, raining and grey skies. As I drove down the freeway I was heading towards blue skies and when I arrived at the beach the sun was shining.

I love the beach, there is something about the calmness of the waves, rolling into the shore. I love the sand, the shells and that it means to me life.

I was meeting up with my friend who is also an amazing mentor to go through some goals for the rest of 2015.

We drank coffee I had my usual large skinny flat white extra hot. We tried a chocolate slice, we drank water and we chatted.

I am not sure who was in the coffee shop, it was packed when we arrived but we found a seat. We started working, planning and discussing ideas.

I am sure when people left the coffee shop and when new people came in but we were oblivious to what was going on in the coffee shop.

We were on a mission, we were focused, we were thinking, we were making plans.

We were totally focused on ideas, things to do, how to achieve the goals and what steps I needed to do to achieve the goals.

I don’t know about you but I find it really encouraging to be accountable to someone about achieving my goals.

I think that you need someone who can cheer you on.

I am really excited about what I need to do, there is quite a bit to do and I know that I can achieve it.

I really want to share with you on of the goals that I am working on which we titled

Be a storyteller………………

this one is all about communicating. I love that, communicating through blogging, speaking, singing and writing.

I am so looking forward to realising these goals and that I have the choice and the opportunity to achieve them. I have my faith and I know that I am not doing it alone.

I will share more soon.

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Reflecting

Reflecting

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I have two weeks of school holidays and I am really looking forward to the break.

One of my favourite things that I love to do is turn my alarm off, I love that feeling of not being woken up and being able to sleep in.

Bliss.

Holidays is also a time to catch up with friends, I have amazing friends and I love that we might not see each other for a while but when we catch up, it’s like it was just last week.

Holidays are also a great time for me to reflect on my goals and dreams and to see how far I have progressed.

It also allows me the time to rearrange things that I am doing and also to say no to some things.

Saying no for me is hard, but I need to bring it back to, am I working towards my goals and dreams.

There are some things that I have not started yet at all and that was boxing. I have been meaning to go back since the beginning of the year.

A few goals that I am going to work on these holidays are-

  • Boxing you are on the list.
  • Singing and singing practice you are on the list.
  • Writing songs you are on the list.
  • Dancing, dancing classes and dance routines you are on the list.
  • Creating, Writing and blogging you are on the list.
  • Catching up with family you are on the list.
  • Speaking opportunities you are on the list.
  • Having fun you are on the list.

Next week I am so excited to catch up with an amazing friend and mentor.  I have some journaling to do before we catch up and I am excited.

I am excited because she helps me to be accountable, she encourages me, she inspires me, she motivates me and she allows me to be me.

So if you find yourself on holidays be kind to yourself if you need to rest and if you need to sleep.

Look after yourself, take this time to do things that you love.

Maybe there are things that you would like to reflect on.

I am reflecting on……………………….

Will share more soon.

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I Want to Make a Difference

I Want to Make a Difference

I want to make a difference

This has been something that has been on my heart for a while now.

I want to make a difference especially in the area of eating disorders.

I want to let women and girls know that they can live a life without the illness.

I am passionate about seeing people recover.

I know that having a lived experience helps when you are talking with someone who is going through an eating disorder. I know for me when I was going through my illness that talking to others encouraged me, inspired me and motivated me to change.

It wasn’t easy but looking at my life now it was so worth it.

I want you to know that –

You are beautifully & wonderfully made and you are created for a purpose.

You have a future and a hope.

Write out the above words and place them on your mirror, so that they remind you that you are so worth it.

I don’t know where you are on your journey.

Maybe you are exploring the idea of letting go of your eating disorder or maybe you are thinking I never want my eating disorder to go.

Maybe you are in recovery and have many questions about what is next.

Start where you are.

Do you have someone that you can talk to, do you have a Psychologist, a doctor, a dietician or another professional who has experience with someone who has had an eating disorder?

In my experience it is so important to have a professional that sees you and see’s your potential.

I am pouring out my heart to you because I believe in you.

Live a full and wonderful life.

Will share more soon.

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