Being Creative

Being Creative

I love being creative, I really do.

Most of you will know if you have been following me that I work as a primary school Chaplain, which I love.

I really do.

I love spending the weekends being creative.

Creativity for me is investing in self-care.

We always talk about self-care and what that looks like.

It is really important.

I must confess sometimes I am not very good at self-care.

I know.

I had a session with my supervisor this week and she knows that this term for me has been very busy and full on.

As I have said to some people that I work with, this term just looks different.

This term has been full on.

This term has been busy.

This term has been about others.

This term has had moments when I just sit in the space with students that want to have a chat.

This term I am available for them, they are my priorities.

My self-care has been-

So, this weekend I have been looking at a course about creating a journal by Roma Waterman.

Roma Waterman is an amazing Christian woman.

I have also been posting on Tik Tok, my user name is princesssparkles24, and I would love you to follow me.

I am also on Instagram traceybuckley1.

I have also been working on making some journals as well.

I am committing this week to create something every day and posting it.

I would love to hear what you are doing for self-care, let’s encourage one another.

I am also passionate about community.

Love you


Bringing Back Joy

Bringing Back Joy

I don’t know about you but life gets busy, it really does.

I have just returned from a 5-day school camp with the year 6’s at one of the schools that I work at.

We went to Point Peron in Rockingham and had the most amazing time.

I was able to do abseiling, archery, orienteering, laser tag and the Point Peron Challenge.

Oh, and The Tracey Show, I will tell you more about this in another blog.

It was long days but oh so worth it, so many lovely memories were made.

I came home exhausted but very grateful.

I did rest for the whole weekend.

I have been thinking a lot about what brings me joy and bringing more joy back into my life.

Now it is not that I have totally lost my joy, it is that I need to have some things in my life that fuel me. That inspires me and that sparks my creativity.

So, for the next five weeks I am setting myself a challenge.

Drum roll please………………

My challenge for the next few weeks is to do something every day to bring more joy into my life.

To keep myself accountable I will blog about the things that I do.

I might even share some of my adventures on tik tok.

Search for @princesssparkles24.

I am being very vulnerable here.

Let’s encourage one another.

What is one thing that you can do each day to bring more joy to your life?

I would love to hear from you.

Let the challenge begin.

Lots of love


Recovery is Possible

Recovery is Possible

I am so grateful for having God in my life and how he wove all the amazing people that we’re able to help me.

The journey was not easy but it was possible.

I am so grateful for the most amazing people in my life.

I have always had on my heart that I want to make a difference.

I have always wanted to make a difference.

I am cheering you on.

You are amazing.

Lots of love


Today is for being Creative

Today is for being Creative

I love the weekend, I really do and I love the time to just be.

I love the time to just reflect on the week that has been.

I love the time to embrace the week that has been.

I love the time to just slow down and to take a breath.

I love that I have the time to drink my coffee slowly and to sit on my lounge.

What do you enjoy about the weekend?

What are some things that you do on your weekend?

I would love to hear from you.

On the weekend there is time to inhale and exhale.

On the weekend there is time to be present in the moment.

The weekends are also my time to be creative.

I love being creative.

I really do.

Creativity is something that fills my bucket, I need to be creative every day.

Creativity fuels me, it encourages me, it is important to me.  

My creative purpose today is to encourage others.

This weekend I am sending out encouraging messages, I love this.

I really do.

I love encouraging others.

I am wanting to send out encouraging messages.

If you would love to receive one, please message me.

Let’s encourage one another.

Who are you going to encourage today?

I am Grateful for…

I am Grateful for…

This week I am going to post on my Facebook page a picture a day of what I am grateful for.

I will also post a picture a day on this website as well.

There is so much going on in our world that we can focus on the negative and get drawn in.

What we focus on magnifies. It is so true.

This is an opportunity to look at what we have in our world and how grateful we are.

It’s the little things that we can overlook and not realise that what we have someone else is praying for.

I what to grab my phone and focus on capturing the wonder in our lives. I want to notice the little things; I want to be in the moment and be mindful.

I want to slow down and notice life in the slow lane.

I want to notice the goodness in our lives, I really do.

So, I am taking a deep breath and beginning.

Thank You

Thank You

Today I have been reflecting on this year, as you know I work as a primary school Chaplain at two amazing schools.  I love, love, love my role.

I just wanted to say to all the amazing people that I work with that you are so kind, caring and so invested in the students. You really are.

I really value everything that you do.

I see how much you invest in the school community; I see all the hours that you do.

I notice how much you give to the school, I notice the many hours that you do, the many hours that your give out of your time and how much you give over and above.

Your students are so blessed.

You are creating memories for your students.

I hear from your students how amazing you are.

I want to say thank you.

I want to say that you are making a difference.

Be encouraged.

I want to say you are amazing.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Take time to invest in yourself.

You deserve it.

Take the time to rest.

If you need anything please let me know.

I am here for you.

Praying for You

Praying for You

Today in this busy season please know that I am praying for you.

Yes, you the amazing person reading this blog.

I don’t know what is going on for you at this time of year, can I let you know that I am passionate about giving back.

What do you need prayer for today?

Please let me know.

This season for me is about giving back, it’s about making a difference.

I am committed to praying for you.

Today be a Blessing

Today be a Blessing

Today I have been thinking about this year and how this year has been so full. It has been, yes so very full and so productive.

I want to end this year well, I want to be a blessing.

I want to bless others.

I want to be able to bless people in this most amazing season.

Now I might be a little bit tired and sensitive, yes I am being vulnerable here and yes I am tired.

But I know that I am not doing this alone, I really am not.

Today in this beautiful season at Christmas I want to be a blessing to others.

Do you know someone that would love a blessing?

If you do please message me and let’s be a blessing to them.

It is my most favourite thing to do, to be able to do random acts of kindness, especially around this time of year.

How can I be a blessing for you the lovely person reading this, what can I do for you?

Let’s embrace and encourage one another.

Today be a Christmas blessing to someone, you might never know what a difference you will make.

Today be a blessing.

Lot s of Love

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

I love the Christmas season I really do, it is my most favourite time of the year.

This weekend I have my youngest niece staying with me for the whole weekend, which is such a blessing (at the moment she is on YouTube as always, Just joking she asked me to write this).

I want her to know about kindness, I want her to know about what my role is in the schools that I am at.

I want her to see love in action.

I want her to show random acts of kindness to others.

I want to be a role model for her and for my other nieces and my nephew,

I may not get it right all the time but I want to show kindness.

So far with my youngest niece, we have posted an encouraging message to someone in the units that I live in.

We have also gifted a hat to one of my neighbours, that would leave me a lovely salad at my door every now and then.

My neighbour did not know what my day was like and when I arrived home that day, she had left me her lovely salad.

I mentioned to my niece that I would like to give something to my neighbour. I had ordered an extra hat online and I said to my niece lets give this to my neighbour.

My niece left a note and we went to my neighbour’s door and left the gift then we ran away, before she knew who it was.

My niece wanted to go back a few times to check, then the next morning we went to check and it was gone.

Such childlike faith.

A few weeks later I saw my neighbour and she said thank you for my lovely hat.

I explained how I was showing my niece how to make a difference.

I couldn’t wait to see my niece and let her know what my neighbour had said.

I love doing random acts of kindness.

What is something you can do this season to show random acts of kindness?

This time of year, be a blessing, be an encouragement, show kindness and bless someone.