Friday Night Quotes

Friday Night Quotes

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Whatever you are going through trust in him.

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Pray then give it to God.

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Prayer is powerful.

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Loving this quote that I found on Pinterest.

traceybuckley

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Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy

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I love Pinterest and was searching through it one night when I discovered one of Brene Brown’s quotes.

This quote really caught my eye.

crazybusy.

Take sometime to read it and then read it again.

It made me reflect about my life, have I let crazy busy be my armour?

Have I let crazy busy be my day to day way of life?

Have I let crazy busy in, so that I can numb other areas of my life?

I don’t know about you but my life is full and I love what I get to do. I really do, I love my role as a primary school chaplain. I love planning programs and investing in others. I love writing, I love being a blogger and I love being a creative.

I am an encourager a cheerleader and I love that.

This week I am on school holidays and I have sometime to breathe, sometime to rest, sometime to stop and unwind. I am very grateful for holidays.

Having this time to stop, I have time to reflect on what is it that I am numbing, I have the time to reflect on how I am really feeling.

Yes, I am going to go there (insert vulnerable moment). Aahh!

To be honest I find myself siting with some thoughts, I find myself sitting in that uncomfortable place, that place that can be very messy. That place that I really don’t want to go too.

That place if I am really honest and think about the real desirers of my heart, I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes. You know those tears that start stinging the ones that you try and brush away?

So where to now?

Let’s be honest with ourselves if we need some support find someone that you can be yourself with.

Find a mentor, it is okay to ask for help it really is.

We need to be kind to ourselves when we realise that we are in the Crazy Busy moments.

We need to encourage one another.

Maybe we may need to see a professional.

Journal, pray and find some prayer warriors.

Let’s be women that can acknowledge the crazy busy, and know that asking for help is okay.

 

traceybuckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

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This week I find myself on school holidays. Yeah!

If you have been reading my blogs you may know that I work as a primary school Chaplain at three different primary schools.  I love my role, I love the opportunities that I find myself involved in and I love community.

It is a busy role packed full of delivering programs and seeing individuals on a one on one basis. The school terms in Australia are 10 weeks, we have four terms in a year.

So, this brings us to the first lot of holidays for the year.

My thought is that we need to take time to rest, we need to take time to just stop, pause and breathe.

If we are honest with ourselves we need a time to relax, reflect and pause.

When we are giving, and helping others it is important that we take the time to care for ourselves, nurture ourselves and be kind to ourselves.

I am still learning to do this well. I am still learning that it is okay to just stop and just breathe.

I am still learning that as a creative, I need these little times of space and rest to recharge.

I have realised that I need this time to reassess what I am doing.

I need this time to just explore the creative passions that I have and need to do.

It is healthy and necessary, if we are going to run this race well. It takes endurance, it takes a bit of discipline and people who you can be accountable too.

Do you need someone to help you be accountable for taking time to nurture yourself?

Beautiful friend take the time to just breathe.

Just Breathe………………………..

traceybuckley

 

Go on The Retreat

Go on The Retreat

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Last year I had heard about a creative retreat that was being organised by Inspire Collective. The retreat was being held In Dunsborough, now Dunsborough is beautiful place which is located down south of where I live. It’s a great place for a time away from the city. I went on the last Inspire Collective Retreat and I loved it.

Last year they had advertised and I was really torn. I had wanted to go but, I was thinking how would it work. It started on the Friday night and went to Sunday. All of those thoughts started running through my mind, how can I go I have to work and I won’t finish till 3.30pm ish. I can’t really afford to leave work early, you know the voices that try and tell us why it is not a good idea?

So, I didn’t book and I was okay with it.

Then two weeks before the Inspire Collective Retreat was to commence a beautiful friend messaged me to say that she wanted to gift me a ticket. What! It was such a lovely blessing. I didn’t have accommodation; how would I get there (I did not get the gift of directions at all).

I ended up with accommodation, I was brave and organised it with two girls who I hadn’t met before. This was through the Facebook page for the retreat.

Then the night before a beautiful and lovely friend offered to drive me. It was such a lovely gesture.

I had the most amazing weekend and met so many inspiring women. I heard amazing speakers and networked. The weekend was full and I really came away feeling inspired and encouraged.

I am going to share more of my time away in the next few blogs.

But what I really wanted to share with you is be brave beautiful one.

What is it that you would like to do that you have been putting off?

Is it going to a retreat?

Is it signing up for a course that you have been wanting to do for ages?

Is it starting to write that book that you have been wanting to do?

Whatever it is let’s do it together.

Find someone that can help you be accountable, for your decision.

Let’s encourage one another, you will be amazed at what could happen.

Will share more soon.

traceybuckley