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just do it.

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by Tracey

Typically, I have been sitting here for 2 hours TRYING to get some blog stuff done, but have done nothing so far. LOL.

Jasper & Jovie are at school and Milesy decided to go to Grandma’s today – which gives me about 4 hours of ‘me time’ and I choose to sit and procrastinate like a pro. I have big ideas of updating my blog theme and then blogging about something interesting and fantastic – but nope, I’ve had 2 cups of tea and read Facebook about 5 times over. But that’s a good thing, isn’t it? Time for your brain to just do whatever it wants.

I stopped blogging over a year ago because things just didn’t seem interesting in my life – when in fact, there was tonnes going on and I just wanted to keep it to ourselves for a bit.

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stuck on a feeling

Posted on August 29th, 2012 by Tracey

I’m working hard at changing the way I think about myself.

When I was asked last week, to list 5 positive things about myself, I couldn’t do it. Isn’t that terrible? I know there are good things about me and things that I know I’m good at, but when it comes to saying the words and committing it to paper, I just couldn’t. It’s becoming a problem when it comes to pursuing personal projects that I love, which is why I’m probably going to be in therapy a little while longer… To figure out why, and to learn how to move forward, and keep moving forward, without a knot in my stomach, with my face tense and my toes curled. I could give you 5 excuses about why my photography sucks. I can tell you 5 people that do everything better than I can. I worked in a job for 11 years but never mentioned the company name here or to my friends.

I don’t know why I’m like this, but I know it’s not how I want to live the rest of my life. So much has happened in the last year, and I think this problem has been around longer than that, but hasn’t been around my whole life.

I think other people feel this way too – and it’s not ‘being shy’. The inability to give yourself credit and be proud of your work, to show it off to others and not feel sick about the feedback you get. I wish I had that again. I know I had it before, and I want to know where it went.

Chantelle wrote that this fear is paralysing, and I relate to it – but I have no idea what I’m afraid of. Being successful? The attention? Asking people to look at what I have to offer? Even with writing this blog post, I want to slap myself and not post this because I’m sounding CRAZY and no one should be bothered with such crap from a 31 year woman. But the 3rd person in me says it will be good to get this out, to be honest and to recognise that what i’m feeling is real. And that it’s not going away if I ignore it.

So here I am trying not to ignore it, and hoping that everything will get a bit clearer to me soon.

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quietly quiet

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 by Tracey

it’s interesting that once you get talking about yourself to a stranger (albeit, a professional), the more you learn about yourself. in my session with the dr, i’m relaying things i already knew about myself but i’m coming away learning something new about why am i how i am. yes, only after 2 sessions.

i feel a bit raw about the weight of our conversations, and maybe next week i will share a bit with you, but until then i’m busily processing what has been said and it’s making me a bit quieter online & off. in between making a video of Jovie for the Rett Syndrome Study and running around the town as usual, i find myself wondering where my mind will be in a month, in 6 months, at this rate.

i’m already peeling away that ‘tough’ outer shell i wear and it’s a bit scary. to be 31, and rediscovering yourself is a GOOD thing though and i feel lucky that i’m on this path now, rather than later.

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