The best advice I ever received was to be a there you are type of person and not a here I am type of person. I love that! So, I say to you, “There you are!” And I’m so glad. I’m Tracey, the writer and Crazy Girl behind these pages.
I am a newlywed at 58 (now, that’s a story!), a mother of three, and a grandmother to one little rock star who owns me. I grew up on a farm in NC where I still live today and while growing up, my Daddy, who has been called crazy a lot, just sayin’, called me crazy too, along with Motor Mouth, Rubber Jaws, and Giggle Box. While I could have developed a few complexes, I naively lived up to each name! Eventually came marriage, children, careers, and a lot of happy, but followed by loss, divorce, and sadness. The girl I had been disappeared.
Fast forward a few years, and after a dark and tough journey, love found me. Someone special called me Crazy Girl and over time, I reappeared, and the more I did, the more it set me on fire to learn to love all of me again. Today, I am married to that special person who reminded me of who I was and we share this adventure called life!
I believe there is at least one YAY in every day, some small, some hard to find, and some that rock your world! I’m talking about the kind of crazy about sunrises, Christmas, good friends, or maybe just waking up in the morning. I had lost sight of all those things, worrying about everyone else, about what others thought, and those days are over. I’m on a mission to find my yay every day and help you do the same as I share my journey, the before me, the during me, and the happily ever after me.
My writing comes to me most often in the early hours of the morning and I never know what it will be. I just share, authentically and honestly share, whatever comes to me, even when it’s hard, and I welcome your comments, your heart, your prayers, and you.
So… if you came here for fashion tips or how to apply makeup, uhhh, I’m not your girl. If you came here to relate to someone, to laugh a little, to be encouraged, you’re in the right place.
Tracey (the CG!)