Where’s Tracy? Change is is on the Horizon…

I cannot even begin to tell you how last week was life changing……………..I guess I can sum it up with this which the sign went up LIVE last Monday during Mixed Media Monday….



And that immediately snowballed into my “Sleeping with the Enemy” approach to preparing the house to list……

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Thursday the photos were taken and all I could think while this lady was capturing the photos was that she had no idea how many times I watched the pitter patter of little feet run across those floors….



and how will these photos reflect the lives that these walls have surrounded, protected and held in the love.  Sometimes it held in hurt, tears, hugs, boo boos, kisses, and so much more.  The photographer in me wanted to adjust the chairs, fix the lighting, straighten the lampshade. The Mom in me wanted to stop time and just stand there in appreciation for all this house meant to us and the memory overload I was experiencing.  This space held my family…my loves.  I would be lying if I said I was not scared.  Change is never easy but from change comes great growth, new wings, new adventures.   I embrace it.

But this I know for sure.  Home is where your heart and family are.  We have thought long and hard, looked at floor plans, considered remodeling/add-ons, seen many houses and a home is what we found.  I look forward to filling this new home (which is LOCAL) with family, friends, laughs, smiles, happy hours with girlfriends in their reserved bar stools, and so much LOVE.  And you can bet I will have my camera in hand to capture those memories.  So when the next photographer comes I can be sure to have memory overload all over again.  Tears of knowing I was the glue that did my best to keep it all together.  I am excited to share new adventures in our new home.  The floor plan suits us all.

and for those asking about the Studio.  YES there is a Studio just for me and it will be NEW and IMPROVED!  I am already in the design phase.  That is top priority!   And in Tracy-style……..we are in the works to close right when all the action happens.  I cannot wait to share the new adventures as we move forward.  Change………embrace it and I need to remind myself it is one thing at a time.   So if I seem a little busy, crazy, pre-occupied, etc. please understand there is lots on my plate and I am doing my best.  Family, Home, Business, Wedding, and Studio will be a true balancing act as we close out 2014!

 Yes, life changes, but so can you.  If you’re being pulled in every direction by forces beyond your control, take time to breathe and realign yourself with what you value most in life.  Have the courage to make a necessary change when you must, the strength to see it through, and faith that everything will turn out the way it’s supposed to be.”

16 thoughts on “Where’s Tracy? Change is is on the Horizon…

  1. May God bless you in your new adventure, You have the right attitude even if at times you are a bit frazzled a great future is waiting for you.

    All the best

    Annie v.

    • Thanks Annie V. It is not always easy but remembering that having a roof over your head is a blessing to begin with! ♥

  2. You are such an inspiration to me. You have had so many new experiences since I started following you. You share the fear of your son’s accident as easily as you share roses from John. In the middle of “normal” you take the time to answer emails, give encouragement, teach and challenge all who follow you. This blog entry is beautiful. I look forward to many free flowing happy painted flowers that will bloom in this new transition. It is ok to step back and remember as well as dream of what is ahead. Take care of yourself…I need your inspiration.

    • Thank you Bonnie. I write to clear my mind and remind myself that things like roofs over our heads/jobs, etc. are blessings and someone always has it harder. Life has not always been easy for me and we all have our own story but there is always something to be grateful for. I am thankful that my creativity reaches others like yourself and in some small way I do make a difference. We all do ♥

  3. As you know, I just relocated my 16 yr. old daughter and myself from Orlando, FL all the way out here to San Diego. Talk about “change”, we are going through some serious changes. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be though. I thank god for every moment of our new life journey. We have had a few minor glitches but for the most part, it’s all been good. I will be keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers, as you go through your next chapter in your life journey.

    • Prayers for you and your daughter Denise! I know this was not easy but have to say the sun is literally shining down on you! To our next chapters in life! ♥

  4. Well dear, even in the hectic mess of life, know I am by your side always. Whatever that means; planning, blogging, badgering, scheduling, and even holding the mascara. Hold on babe, and we will get to 2015. It will be a rush, we will be out of breath, and it will be a complete blast.

    • Well put and today you were the support I needed. The day got harder and things to work out but I was able to breathe in a bank where I was not so pleased with the bank manager. He should be thanking you. Please don’t let me forget that apron or mascara ever! ♥

  5. Good things happen to good people and you deserve all the best that life has to offer, Tracy. It is sad to move but like you said also exciting at the same time. Congratulations on your new home and all your “new” beginnings….. Just think, you’ll have lots of new adventures to share with your online friends. xoxo

    • Janice, quite honestly last few days I have not been holding it together but no choice. THANK YOU SO MUCH! It is not always easy but so worth it!

  6. God bless you and yours. He is always with us. Take care. You are an inspiration to me.
    Linda from MI and TX

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