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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Balance

Balance

balancing my time

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I love this saying by Brene Brown and have been thinking about it a lot lately.
I love the part where it says-
“We must let go of exhaustion as a status
symbol and productivity as self-worth.”
I want to live a full life and I just don’t want to make it to the weekend and find that I am not able to enjoy it because I have pushed myself all week. Working yourself too exhaustion is not living a full and abundant life. I am actually really talking to myself at the moment.

I don’t know where you are in your life about balancing your time?
I know for me that it is a work in progress.
I have had to learn to say no lately and that has been quite difficult because I really enjoy helping and caring about others.
Saying No is not easy for me, but I am learning.
I am not saying No to every opportunity but to ones that I know at the moment I cannot commit too and give it my all.
Do I have the capacity to do this?
I have been asking myself this question quite a lot lately.
Do I have the capacity to this?
I am also learning to schedule time in my planner for activities that I need to do to nurture my creativity.
I have school holidays coming up in about two weeks and I really want to focus on how to manage my time wisely.
Stayed tuned to see what happens next.

Will share more soon.

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It Does Not Deserve a Name

It Does Not Deserve a Name

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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.

I wrote this in 2008 when I was just so angry about having an eating disorder, and what it had done to me. At that stage I was in recovery.

So now fast forward seven years and my life has changed so much, my world is so much bigger.
I really wanted to encourage you that there is hope, that recovery is possible, that your life is so valuable and you are so worthy of living a full and abundant life.

I will share more soon.

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New Season February 2015

New Season February 2015

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It has been a little while since I have written in here.

Last Saturday I had a Creative Retreat with someone who inspires me and encourages me to go beyond my comfort zone. Who asks those thought provoking question who can really challenge me on what I am doing in my life.

I spent the whole day in the most creative environment.

We caught up for coffee first, which is always a good idea and a great starting point.

Then we talked about goals for this year and how to progress towards making them achievable.

I then spent some time on my own answering several questions and brainstorming ideas.

My location for this retreat was near the beach. I loved being by the beach and just enjoying the bliss of sitting in different cafes and enjoying treating myself to lunch in a restaurant right near the beach.

I then went back to my friend’s house and we worked on my blog and my new projects.

My new project I am happy to announce is:

The Heart Project

which is all about helping and encouraging women.

I am really excited to launch into this new season and this new project.

Over the next few months there will be different streams of the project that I will be working on.

I am so excited to be on this journey.

I am a work in progress and so is this project.

Will share more soon.

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