Author Archives: Time with Tracy

About Time with Tracy

Busy mother of two, kickboxing addict, and clotheshorse. I play basketball and wear stilettos, not necessarily at the same time. I love coffee, red wine & a medium rare steak. My primary focus in life is to serve and encourage others. I'm a nerd with blonde hair and a southern accent. Nine out of ten people are shocked to learn I have a BS in Statistics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University. I started my career as an IT analyst with a ginormous consulting firm. After dabbling in strategy and business process reengineering, I changed careers to what might be considered insane: teaching teenagers. I taught at a private middle school in Houston, TX where I served as the Math Department Chair and Head Girls Basketball Coach. In 2004 my husband and I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I continued to teach until we started a family. During that time I served on the Board of Directors at the Valley Pregnancy Center, where I was passionate about helping women in crisis. Loving people unconditionally is a ridiculously big deal to me. Last year we were thrilled to move back to Texas. I currently work at home in Austin raising our children, sprinkled in with massive amounts of laundry. I'm also a yoga newbie and enjoy mentoring executives for non-profit organizations.

Fab Five: Blogs I Love

Over the last several months I have discovered some fantastic blogs that I enjoy reading. From leadership and growth to pure comic relief, there is something here for everyone. 1.  Michael Hyatt  I just love this guy.  From email etiquette to … Continue reading

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My Grandmother is Younger than my Dad

Wait, what?  It’s true, and yes, you read that correctly.  My grandmother gave birth to my mom when she was 16 years old.  When my mom was 25 she met a tall dark and handsome man (yep, my dad) who … Continue reading

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Say Anything

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person:  having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words, but pour them out just as they are, chaff and grain together.  Knowing that a faithful hand will take … Continue reading

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Haven’t You Ever Felt Shy, You Idiot?

Our words have the power to build others up or tear them down.  Sometimes we unintentionally cut people in half with what we say and how we say it.  Think about this. After working with children for ten years, one … Continue reading

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Put Some March Madness in Your Life

The days are getting warmer, the cherry blossom trees are blooming, and I will talk, text, and tweet obsessively about basketball for the next two weeks.  Not only is Spring my favorite season, it’s March Madness! One of the things … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain & Attitude Gain

I have an incurable disease.  It causes me pain every single day, which totally sucks. When I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis in 2006, the doctor looked across his desk at me and said, “The good news, Tracy, is that … Continue reading

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Pursue the Path

“Perseverence involves pursuing the path even when you can only see a few steps in front of you.” – Mike Van Hoozer Have you ever felt discouraged shortly after attempting something new?  You start out strong with determination and passion, … Continue reading

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