Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Two

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On Sunday I went with my sister to her work, she is an amazing woman that is the CEO of Water Ski Australia.

We went to her open day which was so much fun, this was on the Perth river.

We have such a beautiful river in Perth called the Swan River.

I had decided that I would go water skiing.


Now let me share somethings with you (insert venerable moment) that I am a little bit afraid of-

  • If I am swimming, I really need to see the bottom of the water
  • I don’t like jelly fish, I really don’t
  • If anything touches my leg, I might let out a very loud scream
  • I am not a very good swimmer.

Well there you go.

But I wanted to face my fear and I wanted to have some fun and an adventure.

So, I booked in for a have a go session and my sister went out on the boat with me.

Oh, my goodness, let me just say that it is really such a physical sport.

The instructors I had were so amazing, kind and especially patient.

I practised in the boat first and then had to put on my skies and jump into the water.

Yes, I did that.

Then it was time to swim towards the bar on the side of the boat.

I think that water skies have a mind of their own and they just were not co-operating with me.

I had to use my strength to make my way towards the bar and yes, I made it.

I did make it.

I had to just not think about the jellyfish and I really didn’t see any.

I think that I was focusing on wanting to get up on the skis, which I achieved.


What is something that you have been wanting to do?

I think that the funniest part of the day was me trying to get back into the boat.

I am so grateful for my sister pulling up by my life jacket, to get back into the boat.

There are times that you have to rely on others.


2019 for me is to be an adventure, to get out of my comfort zone and say yes to new things.

What is your 2019 looking like?

Would love to hear?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley







Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen

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The last few days I have had two of my lovely nieces stay with me.

There is so much that I love about being an Aunty, I love just being in the moment with them. I love chatting with them and being there for them.

It is always an adventure.

We did so much and had so much fun.

I love spending quality time with them, they make my heart smile.

Monday was spent showing them the new room that I had set up for them. It was also time for them to help me go food shopping and then I cooked for them the meal that they had requested. I enjoy hospitality.

Tuesday was all about exploring the city of Perth.

We caught the bus in early about 9.05am, and explored our city.

We loved Elizabeth Quay, and took heaps of photos, you have got to love creating memories.

We then ventured into the city and explored and we walked a lot.

I think for my youngest niece she really loved the water fun place at Forrest Chase and being in the water. It is such an amazing place for children, they can go into the water and it magically appears. Yes, she did get very wet, we were blessed that it was a warm day.

We also have some amazing buskers in the city and we stopped and watched this man who balanced some knives on his chin. My youngest niece was so mesmerised by it she said “I am going to try this.”

My other niece and I looked at her and said “No you are not.”

My youngest niece said “Oh with pretend knives.”


We had the most amazing day and yes, we were very exhausted.

Yes, I need an early night.

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley





Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen

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I haven’t blogged for 3 days and I am okay with it. Well!  I know that I had wanted to blog everyday for January, but sometimes life happens.

Sometimes we just have to go with what happens and not be hard on ourselves.

It doesn’t mean that I have to give up on this goal, no I will get back into it.

This is a difficult lesson for me and I need to be kind to myself.

It doesn’t mean that I have failed.


Sometimes things will try and derail us from out goal or send us off into another direction. Be encouraged we don’t have to settle for that, we can choose how the story will end.

We can choose, how refreshing it that.

The last few days, I have just been enjoying life. I went out for lunch on Friday and I spent the weekend sorting and organising my house.

I have two very precious guest coming to spend sometime with me this week and I have been getting ready for them to arrive.

They are two of my nieces and I may not be able to blog tomorrow.

I want to spend as much time with them as I can and just be in the moment with them, while they are here.

These are the memories that I look forward to.

These are the moments that I love.

Be kind to yourself this week.

Will share more soon.


by tracey buckley

Day Ten

Day Ten

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There is something about a brand-new day.

There is something about a beautiful sunrise.

There is something about being blessed.

There is something about when you wake up with purpose, when you wake up with a passion.

What is your passion?

One of my goals for this year is to commit to two boxing sessions a week.


This week I completed my first challenge.

I am so loving being on holiday’s and just having the space to create.

I am so grateful for having the space to just rest, to just spend time to journal and to discover what is really important.

There is so much that I want to achieve this year.

I don’t want 2019 to just be a copy of 2018, I don’t want this year to be different/

I want 2019 to be the year of stretching, the year that I step out of my comfort zone.

Stepping out of my comfort zone, is something that I want to do this year.

I know that it will be challenging, I know that it will take commitment and yes I am really for this.

I am!

I have this on my heart-I want to make a difference.

This is my heart’s cry.

What is on your heart?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley




Day Nine

Day Nine


I have been reading Lysa Terkeurst book -It’s not supposed to be this way and it is really speaking to me.

Don’t you love it when you pick up a book to read and you realise this is where I am at the moment. This is what I am thinking about.

It is like the author is right there speaking to me.

I am encouraged and inspired by others who can write about their difficult journey or experience.

I am encouraged by their vulnerability and their honesty.

For I long time I have wanted to write about my journey, I wanted to write about recovery and that it is possible. I wanted to write to let others know that there is hope and that you have a future.

I love encouraging others and I want to make a difference.

The book is a work in progress and I really wasn’t sure how I wanted to structure the book. Then a few years ago I started writing devotionals for a publication in America. I had never written a devotional before, I submitted it and it was published. What!

I few years ago I went on a writing retreat and was focusing on how I was going to write my book. I didn’t want there to be triggers for the reader, that was my biggest concern. The amazing person running the retreat met with everyone individually to mentor us. While we where discussing the book, I thought that maybe I could write a devotional about my journey. Yes, a light bulb moment had happened.

As I write this, the focus for 2019 is to get back into my writing.

I am going to look at submitting for publications.

The focus will also be about finishing the devotional book and working on a journal.

Yes, I can do this.

Yes, this is the year.

What are you going to finish this year?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley

Day Eight

Day Eight

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Today I finally made it to boxing, yeah!

The first session of the year and not the last.

I love being there it is my happy place, it’s a place where I can just go and be in the moment.

I have had a break from it and not because I didn’t want to go. Life just happens.

Our minds a so powerful and we can talk ourselves out of doing the things that we enjoy.

You know those thoughts that are-

  • It is too hard
  • I can’t go tonight, I will go tomorrow (a popular one of mine)
  • I won’t be able to keep up
  • I will start next week
  • I don’t have the energy today
  • I am tired.

I am sure that you could add a few of your own.

Today I did have some of those thoughts, but I got ready and drove there and embraced the class.

It was a bit difficult, I did sweat but I got through it.

Afterwards I felt great, I loved the challenge of pushing myself to see how many sit ups or push ups I could do.

So, my commitment for this year no matter how I feel is to just go.

No matter how I feel I will not let myself talk me out of doing the things I enjoy.

My plan is just go twice a week, no matter how tired I may feel or not like going.

It is my time to give to myself. It is time to focus on my fitness.

What are you going to focus on?

Will share more soon.

by tracey buckley




Day Seven

Day Seven

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I have taken up gardening this year, well at least trying to keep the plants that I brought alive.

I don’t really like gardening, which is why I am more than happy having a very small garden out the front of my house.

Now I have tried growing things herbs and a cactus which ended very sadly. I mean a cactus how hard is it to look after a cactus?

I do have a beautiful frangipani tree out the front which really is looking after itself.

So, I have been watering the plants every night since Friday. I am not even sure if I am giving them to much water or not enough.

It makes me think about how we look after ourselves and how much we nurture ourselves. Are we able to care for others better then ourselves and then wonder if we are using the left-over water for us?

If I am to be honest, I would probably use more of the water and care on others and then wonder how much I need for myself.

It is something that I want to get better this year, caring for myself and making sure that I am healthy.

There is a saying that when we are healthy, we are able to care more for others (something like that). It’s a balance that I want to work on this year.

How are you going with nurturing and caring for yourself?

What are some of your plans to invest in yourself?

Will share more soon.


by tracey buckley



Day Six

Day Six

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This morning I woke early again, I don’t know why?

Doesn’t my body know that I am holidays and I don’t need to get up this early?

So, I made myself a coffee, so grateful for coffee.

I went to church this morning, the first for 2019 and I was expectant.

I love worship at church, I love being in the moment.

At church the question was asked what are your new year resolutions?

Well to be honest I don’t have any, I am wanting to work on goals and plans for this year.

I want to make a difference and this has been what I have wanted to do for a while.

I have a heart to impact and help others, which I really love.

So tomorrow I am catching up with someone to talk through what is on my heart.

I think that it is important to have people that can speak into your life, to have people that can help you see a way when you feel stuck.

Do you have someone that can help you with this?

Do you have someone that can just speak into your life?

They may see a way where you don’t see one at the moment.

I am praying that 2019 will be a year of change, a year of growth, a year of breakthrough, a year of new possibilities and full of adventures.

Yes, 2019.

Will share more soon.


by tracey buckley

Day Five

Day Five

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I have had this scripture on my heart for the beginning of this year and the scripture is Isaiah 43:19.

In Isaiah 43:19 we read-

For I am about to do something new.

See, I have already begun!

Do you not see it?

I will make a pathway through the wilderness.

I will create rivers in the wasteland.

I love this scripture it is all about His promise.

He is making things new.

Have faith look at it through eyes of faith.

See it dream it.

He is making all things new, I love this He is making all things new.

Believe, pray and seek.

I have been working on my vision board, which is a work in progress and one thing that I would love to do this year is send out encouraging messages.

Last year during school holidays I asked if anyone would like an encouraging message. Anyone who had like the post I sent them a message. Loved the feedback that they received their message at the right time.

So, my thought for today is, would you like to receive an encouraging message?

Please message me and I would be more then happy to send you one.


Will share more soon.



Day Four

Day Four



Today I had such a lovely day, I went out for lunch with my sister, her husband and my friend. We went to Coco’s in South Perth and it was so lovely.

Now I have not been out to lunch to a beautiful place with such a lovely view across the water in a long time.  I loved it.

I am so grateful that we had a table that overlooked the river, it was lovely.

There is something about going out with friends and just relaxing.

There is something about South Perth.

My lunch was a salmon nicoise and oh my gosh it was so lovely. We had some glasses of wine and enjoyed the most amazing view.

One of my goals for 2019 is to go out for lunch at least once a month.

Well check for January.

Well Coco’s thank you for such a lovely meal.

After lunch my sister and I went to Bunnings.

I brought a few things for my house. I brought some flowers vincas (I  think they are called that) for the front garden. Now for me I do not have the gift of gardening but my sister does. So, she helped my dig a hole for the plants, to make sure that it was the right size, and then we placed the flowers into the hole. We watered it and hopefully they will grow over the next few days. I am really excited about this.

I will share more tomorrow.


Tracey Buckley