Hello and welcome! This is continuing on my Project Life coaching programme and moving it to the summer and so I will writing content and creating videos for my Summer Project 2021, which will have tips of wellbeing, productivity, summer habits and setting goals for yourself in the summer.
I have created a Printable to kick start it. I am still gonna create printables for the Happy Journal I have been helping you to put together as I keep a happy journal and it can be a reali lifet to your wekllbeing and is centred around getting away from COVID and build ourselves up for the Summer and then will be doing more come Autumn and Winter but diffeerently.
Check out this printable and it is free of charge to kick start it.
Hello and welcome! This is my inspiring stories blog sharing the story of The Queen of Soul, Whitney Houston, who had a voice that could sing the phonebook and it sounding incrediable. She had a powerful, gental and its hard to describe really as it would be magical and I would listen to Whitney all day sometimes playing her records, tapes and then CD’s.
I would imagine that her voice was mine and that I wrote them, as they were such great hits and when she died I was devastated as she took a break from music for a while and then came back, and she had so much more to give, that it made me question “How can life workout like that”. Her first album she did rocketed and in the music world that even now it is rare but she did it.
I have all her albums and my favourite song is still for me “The Greatest Love of all” writen by Stevie Wonder, and he released this aswell. but even Stevie couldn’t fault that Whitney’s version put it on the map to success. Stevie Wonder and Whitney did a song together on her album “I’m your baby tonight” and it was a song called “We didn’t know”.
Whitney was singing at a young age and sang with her mum in a gospal choir and was a true believer of God and her career took off with her very first song “How will I know” and is about how does she know she has found love and does she stand a chance of being in love and she is not sure of the guy wants to be with in love and is hers forever.
I remember hearing from her Second Album she did starting off with the song “I wanna dance with somebody, somebody who loves me” when in Gatwick Airport off to our yearly holiday in Menorca and when I came back bought her second album on Cassette tape and continued to buy her albums, as they were all as good as the last one.
She then changed her music for a while to R&B “That’s not right but its okay” and did as good as the last even though it was a whiles since her soul albums and had a total change of music to make it current.
Her Cousin that Whitney saw as an Aunt and were so close was, another lady of Soul and Mowtown, Dionne Warwick and she too had a phenominom career as a Music Artist and had many hits that Whitney had good teachers of music in her life, and it was the artists that she collaborated with like George Micheal, Mary J Blige, she had meet that helped cruise herr to the top and those who love her will remain, like me fans forever,
Whitney’s life as a kid wasn’t luxury and were part of a struggling community, that believed in God and music to help them through tought times, like the Partied and racism. She never entetained that and her music was all about Love of everyone including children and love that is unconditional. She like me struggled with reality and continouously battling with herself not feeling good enough.
Many people were surprised by this, but fame does not mean you no longer feel insecure and in fact many who struggle with themselves turn their life around because music, creating records take a lot of work, tells a story which other people can relate to. People who are unconfident in themselves are more passionate and have more drive.
Whitney Houston movie career began with the Hit Film The Bodyguard and was about a artist who is at the prime of her career, is targetted because of her fame and received death threats and so Kevin Costner, who plays her bodyguard tries to stop it and Whitney’s charactors isn’t at all impressed at first and is a turbelant relawtionship,
Then she went on to making further films, with music still being her number one passon and marrried another Artist Bobby Brown and they had a daughter together and for while she wasn’t doing so well.
Whitney for me is still a lady of wonderful music and that is how I would like to remember her and I will always listen to her songs as they still give me so much joy and peacefulness.
She was a lady of love and devotion, but sadly the price of fame did arrive and sad that it all ended as there was more to come from her, and did bring out further music but its sad her and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, left the world as they did.
Thank you Whitney for the music you created with your voice and I miss you but glad your music lives on and for being such an amazing artist of soul.
Hello and welcome! This is the last post as part of my 30 day challenge where I have been posting on this site daily and glad I did. This is it for my daily blogs and thank you for the follows and likes I have received and sorry to bombard your inbox of my posts I just wanted to see if I could do it and to grow my content more but now will go back to posting on this site once a week.
In this post I talking about Changing the Routes to your life from a brainstorm I did before I this challenge and I have already covered on this site about Changing the story of your life and journey which became an EBook check out Amazon.com and under the name Carrie Lee Holmes and making small changes to your life and to do that you do need to make decisions on the route to lead you to having a better life and build it up to an everlasting change.
I have taken different routes in my life like a complete career change to working in Butlins Bognor Regis, temping and then returning to work in London and Chessington etc, and glad I did because it what worked at the time. Now I am ready for a new set of challenges by taking further routes and expanding myself I am glad to have found writing again.
I am able to look at myself now and think “Your doing okay and stay on this route it is heading onto more good things and keeping my spirits high”.
Sometimes it means sitting down again and going back to the drawing board to take a different route and setting new goals.
Scrapping goals is okay as unplanned events can take over and so changing goals is not failure it is re-routing your plans and adapting them to unexpected avenues that have cropped up, and develop new skills and changing the view of your situation.
I have been lucky that I have worked for many organisations and now ready to expand even more and because I was in a Mentalhealth hospital for a month, it really made me re-order my life and made me more guarded and choose my next route to grow myself even further.
Hello it is day 29 and one day to go until I have completed my 30 Day Challenge to post a blog a day and I have enjoyed it.
It is amazing how you, my auidence has liked it and sorry for filling up your inbox’s being a follower I wanted to see if I could do it and if you right a blog why not give it a try.
In this blog post I am talking about Getting your life back to normality and making small challenges.
So the first step is have a destination of where you want the final outcome to be. If you want to begin running for example: What is you vision once you have started to run. Is it to take on a Marathon for a good cause? To do it to overcome a medical reason? Like me my blood sugar level was extremely high and had to change medication and change my diet and lifestyle, buy running each week and start small and then gradually build.
When it comes to making changes its always about having positive results at the end and so the second step would be, find ways that suits you that will helps you reconnect with yourself and with other people.
You speak to someone who you can say how you feel, and not be held against you, but will support you.
I take refuge in keeping a journal and I know its not rocket science and “Yes we’ve heard it before” but that is because even drawing pictures of how you feel can also help you and get in touch with your thoughts and fears. Many an Artist liked to draw and paint out their current thoughts and their are some Adult Community Colleges who teach on creating art.
This is a great way to meet new people and findng new hobbies I wrote about this before hobbies in a parenting blog post check out my parenting blog I write called: https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com its never too young to learn something new so why not take up a hobby such as creating art and there are many online courses you can do too.
When it comes to changes it means declutter what you no longer need in your life and so it is good to go through your home of the things you still love and the things you don’t. This is something you can do for everything and that includes sentimental items and things you have won and collected that no longer mean anything to you.
Recycling items. I have used a pot noodle pot as a pen holder and have a box that stores my stickers for my planners and anything filed away on your computer or physically.
It is all about getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. I do write blogs about organization on my google blogspot sites:
Hello and Welcome! Thank you again for your feedback and that you are liking my blogs I have written to do my 30 day challenge. Post a blog a day for 30 days and it is day 28 and talking about Using Summer to make positive changes to your life.
Have a reason for each part of the day. So for me at the moment is getting up early morning to look and spend time with my son during the Summer Holidays. and afternoon going out with him and then in the evening having a good meal and then catching up in the evening to work on my blogs and do some writing and checking job vacancies as I am looking for some work in MentalHealth.
Use the weather to inspire you to if you can working outside. It is good to have some sun and working. It for me helps split up the day and is a change than being stuck in the room and I still longng for a pub lunch at some point and I find exploring London, my home town, inspiring and can’t wait to go to the theatre again.
Change the routine you have each season including summer. Use it do some gardening for example even if not done during the colder months and it is starting to grow the “Grow your own vegetables and fruit and vegetables” it saves you money, and having a drink in the garden rather than in the sitting room all of the time, whilst watching your flower beds bloom and home grown food grow.
Finally have friends and family round that you have not seen for ages again and not been able to contact via Zoom or facetime. It is gonna be a blessing to some people that they can see their love ones again and so why not have a gathering. It is good to have a catch up with those who you love
So, it is as easy as that and add some fun into your life and #BeKind and #BeSafe
Hello and welcome! This is blog number 27 and in this post I am talking about Addressing my faults and Being Happy for others
This is someone who had many faults, I used to butt in when having a conversation. I do switch off which isn’t a fault as such but for some people it can be and why I didn’t continue to do driving lessons and have gotten jealous and begrudging. Being on the other side of that they are not good traits to have and once you are on the receiving end of such emotions how it can turn into something unworthy and anger from them, who do feel that way.
I see them also as bad habits and bad behaviour and its the question is, “Do you want people to be happy and living a dream and or unhappy?”
“Do you want anger from others as does it make you feel better when they are?”
Everyone deserves happiness weather you like them or not and I find its those that always complain and never satisfied and nothing pleases them.
“Do I want people to see me in this way?” Of course not. I want the world to be a better place and stop war if I could and end suffering.
I dont want to see anyone homeless or anyone being hurt where they ca’t defind themselves, who would want that?
There are people who are just unkind and always want you to see you fail and that makes me sad rather than anger cause it can spiral out of them being isolated and alone.
We all have fleurs but there are those that learn from it and those that don’t and feel they are always right all of the time and I am not afraid of saying that I am wromg and have in many ways but I still come out of it still standing and we will make mistakes and working on ourselves is important in being received by people for good and not bad. So setting boundaries and rules for yourself is the way.
It was a day to remember when I look back on my life when I decided to make life changes I knew I could stick to, and I never thought that I would ever win or be successful in anything as I spent a lot of time as a kid day dreaming and wanting to be in a different place.
I would spend ours listening to music like my Dad did every Sunday and I do miss those days as it for summed up those times as not realising that this wasn’t gonna last for ever taken it in more.
As a child I was one of the smallest girls in the school and my son did play a part in my self confidence but you can’t help really in changing this and we are all different shapes and sizes.
What I enjoyed more was dancing as a kid and then later on it was football. I have always loved music and have songs that I still play depending on how I am feeling and brings back so many memories.
Being a child bought up in London, I am very much the city girl and I did lose my love for the city in which I was born and went down to the south coast to work and it was the best decision I made as I have some wonderful memories working there too. I would be out most evenings doing mainly split shifts but when I was put on a striaght shift from 8 to 4 it was brilliant and I would help in many different venues. I loved watching the circus they had on there.
I loved Clacton where I went to as a kid and it was always an ambition which I have spoken about before to work at a holiday camp and did. It is good to have these types of different things in your life as I have had a turbelent one sometimes but still packed for all good times and I loved going to the seaside to the British coast and often we don’t all get to see the english coast if working all year round.
So follow those dreams to create memories of your own.
Hello and welcome! Here is a new Inspiring stories I am talking about the London Buses and travelling round the city of London.
This blog was inspired by my Grandad Skinner who worked on the buses as a conductor and did this after the war and worked at the Hammersmith bus garage which was the largest in London and many buses would travelling into London and there was a bus that took you to Chessington zoo and because my mum never drove back then we would jump on many of the buses to see people we knew and have been running since the war and has never turned back.
The London buses back when they first developed in England were known as trolley buses and were two flights the ground floor and top bunk as it was known and were mainly red in colour and travelled all around London and now they still some travel through places like Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.
They never had the small type of bus back then and around the 80’s more of the doubledecker buses were created and slightly different as they would only have a driver not a conductor who took the fares and now bus conductor no longer exists.
There was even a sitcom based “On The Buses” and my grandad was one of the last bus conductors ever on them and still red and still have the double deckers and more buses and routes have changed over the years but can still take you around London and from Central to the outskirts and are now instead of publicily owned they are privately owned and then around the 80’s the unions came out and were part of London Transport.
It goes to show how even buses can be changed in order to keep going and being part of London and now there are buses in most cities and places but the red bus mainly operates in London and why a lot tourists take pictures of.
So we all want to be happy and have more but to do this you do have to look around to see what you have already got. So for me I spent two days looking after my son and he to me is everything and as much as he drives me up the wall he is the most important and same if I have anymore.
I have a roof over my head and it isn’t mine so for me now is to working towards finding a place of my own.
I was married yet I wasn’t happy and I had to face it, so I did and some may not have been happy in me doing so but I wasn’t in that place anymore and wanted more, so for me it is to grow new relations and keep in contact with the important people still in my life and form new ones.
There was a time I found a new love outdoors and that was taking on fundraising events doing running and walking and looking back at the medals I received for doing these was massive for me and now ready once again to do more. I love that I do still exercise and walking in many various places.
When it comes to my life at the moment it is an 8 being that I want to move on from where I currently live as stated above, but looking ahead to begin a fresh start, I don’t want my eggs to be in one basket so want to do many things. I would like to work in Mental health and do my bit via blogs but do more and I would like to also work in music and on TV too.
So, continue going through my current life I know I have much more to give and so do you.
If you asked a group of people what to them what luxury is I bet you have a million to one different things and answers.
Winning the National lottery and becoming a millionaire. People flying business class and having dinner at the Ritz and being able to buy a Sports Car. Yet really it is anything you don’t often have and so because a luxury. Example having a piece of chocolate, as a kid it was having Snowball at Christmas and having a bike to cycle as a kid around my estate I used to live in Hammersmith.
We can all have luxuries what ever that is to you. It for me a personal thing and has meaning by it.
In 2012 I treated along with my ex-husband booked a first class trip to Orlando Florida and it was a brilliant experience and nice to be on the other side for once. Now I have had that experience I would pay that money again to do it. It was worth the expense and so my focus is to eventually take my son over there and he and hopefull with other kids I may have, there. Along with other places too.
Often we can fear luxury items in case it doesn’t work out or because they get addicted yet Luxury means Luxurious and so the fear is the power of what can happen when it is something that changes for every and having luxury everyday counts. Its what gives us energy to continue and rewarding yourself.
So treat yourself and never fear or feel guilty and often people see what a great luxury it is to receive flowers from someone for example and so follow you.