About Me


My word for 2015 will be BALANCE. This word I have landed on is kind of ironic because by definition, I’m not sure I can pull this off. I like this definition the best: mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. I know I’m calm, I have that part down but when I picked the word I thought it meant more like evenly spreading things out as to not become overwhelmed. That would be my definition if I were to have had a say in the description that made it into the dictionary.

So about the spreading things out. Not so sure I have that down. Lots of work required by me to work that out just right. I have a few creative projects I’m working on in 2015. One of them is making videos, more like video time capsules and I’m taking an entire year long course on this. So far I have cranked out what I call Sunday videos each week since class began. Mass producing doesn’t give me the magical, beautiful and perfect videos I desire but it does give me lots of practice and chances for improvement.

I’m also working alongside a great group of talented photographers in the hours for another round.

I’m always sure to be present in my Now You Alumni group where I find a great deal of creative and emotional support. Yes that too. The Now You Alumni group is all kinds of support.

I’m still coloring with Miss Moonspinner my cousin, just trying to get through our box of crayons.

I also decided to participate in another shared blog called “We Shoot with Soul” A few of the Now You gals branched off to shoot with a weekly theme and with intention with the guidance of a book called, “Shooting with Soul” by Alessandra Cave. I think that covers it on my creative side.

I want to learn how to make my blog more my own, customize it in a way. I bought a book about that too. I really want to learn more, do more when it comes to the blogging part of my life. I love to write so blogging will not stop happening. I don’t care if it’s just my mom who reads this and a few other faithful longtime friends. I need to do this for myself, my own kind of therapy you know.

Besides all the creative things. I love my creator and best artist in all the universe, Jesus my Lord and Savior. I’m a mom.  I’m married to motorcycle man and I have three little blessings, well, not so little any more.  Austin a.k.a. Awesome, Moon Rebel and the Littlest and Only Girl. I hope you like what I have to share in this space and if you are reading this, thank you for taking time out of your busy day.

Love and blessings

Life in the Wylde West


37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow! I didn’t realize how many things you had tried! Keep up the great work. You are a strong, beautiful woman – with or without sores. I hope your testimony reaches readers all over the world. There are other people with the same issues even if you haven’t found them online…your blog could possibly bring you all together. You have so much support my friend. Thanks for sharing and being so open. Love you! xo

  2. Wow, some of your previous run ins with doctors sound so much like me Tracie. My hands are giving me real grief at the moment, but it’s just my hands (touch wood). I’m sorry the path to recovery is taking so long for you and hope with all my heart this is it. That this fixes it. I can’t tell you how much I spent on doctors, creams etc. A small fortune anyway. But like you, I had the most supportive husband beside me who was there for my ups and downs. Makes such a difference. Fingers crossed for you. And yes, you are absolutely right. It does get worse before it gets better. xo

  3. i am holding space for you on this journey tracie, via virtual hugs, prayers, well wishes, and i have tremendous respect for the choices you are making daily, consciously, that many would simply find too overwhelming. you are living the healing, with it’s ups and downs, and sideroads and i am in awe of your courage and power. love and strength to you, you are an inspiraiton. xo

  4. I loved reading this! We’re in this together girl!! We can keep ourselves healthy, ill throw you some recipes and words of encouragement, this is a time for you to heal but it is also a time when you will truly discover yourself and realize what a strong a beautiful person you are!<3<3

  5. Again… you are so brave. I can’t believe what you have been through. Sugar is in everything so I know this must be so hard. I am so proud of you and I want that shirt!!
    You are amazing lady!

  6. Hey Tracie, I’m sorry you’re going through so much, and I sure hope the diet works for you! I dealt with candida myself about 10 years ago. They said it was probably brought on by over-use of antibiotics. Eliminating sugars, vinegars and wheat were the main things, and I took a probiotic too. I did without those for close to a year, and then I was able to have small amounts added back to my diet. You stop missing it after a while, and then things seem too sweet when you have them later. Good luck! xo

  7. I agree with everyone. I am so very impressed with your tenacity and the example you are setting for your children. Wow. This is what a strong woman looks like. It is an honor to follow your journey.

    1. With your beautiful smile and spirit, you would never know you had been struggling with this. I admire you for your strength and willingness to try so many new things to beat this!!! I am looking forward to hearing your stories about your journey to health and wellness. Stay strong and I don’t blame you for cheating with In & Out….impossible.to.resist!!! Lol XOXOXO

  8. I am sure you will feel much better once your body has time to heal itself:) As for your diet changes… I only eat fish .. no chicken, pork, beef, buffalo, vension, etc… I have done this for about 6 years now ( my stomach could not handle the meat) it is really fun… it is like you rediscovered food!! Just about anything you do with meat you can do with fish or some sort of vegetable .. have a great time on your new journey in life..:)

  9. Hi, Tracie! Judging from the photo above, you have only gotten more adorable in the many years it’s been since I’ve seen you, which hardly seems possible, or fair 🙂

    I’ll echo what everyone else has said…your attitude towards this challenge is really inspiring. I’ll be cheering you along!

  10. you got this T.
    i think sharing the journey in this way will be a powerful tool
    bravo to your brave soul.
    i’m feeling extremely proud of you and inspired by you.

  11. Hi Tracie,
    We, too, follow a sugar-free (and wheat, and gluten and dairy and nightshade (tomato, potato, pepper) and egg and banana free diet. I do believe that candida is one of the underlying sources of my daughter’s JRA.
    I know how difficult it is, but then there are wonderful other foods to discover too. If you haven’t yet seen it, check out http://www.thepaleodiet.com I’m leaning this way at the moment (too early to tell) but my gut says it will absolutely help.
    Good luck and healing wishes to you!

  12. I totally got sucked into your blog. How honest- how real. Love it !!! I struggled with severe eczema on my hands and thank God They’re healed, I was considering amputation (not really) but It was so so bad, embarrassing, ugly, itched so bad… I feel your pain. I can give you more info of what worked for me but it sounds like you’re on a good path. Thanks for your blog and awesome pics.- carie

    1. Carie! I did’t know you had a blog and knowing you did makes me so excited because you are just the sort of person I thought should have one. I know you love to make and create so I’m so super excited to subscribe to your blog. I’m giong to send you a private message regarding the skin stuff, sounds like you more than get it with your amputation comment. I so get that! I CAN’T WAIT to browse your blog. Thank you for visiting and thank you for leaving a comment for me. It means so much when my friends and family leave me words.

  13. Your family looks lovely, especially with the cats and the dogs! We are currently waiting for my daughter’s new puppy to join us. He’s only a few weeks old… All the best, Dean.

  14. Hey there! I just wanted to drop a little thank you note. I was looking at my ‘Blog Year in Review’ that WordPress gives their users, and you were one of my top commentors in 2013. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your words and interaction on my blog… it means so much!

    Best wishes, Caitlin

  15. Hello, my beautiful blog friend!

    A fellow blogger friend has introduced me to a blog tour. I told her I would love to participate. You have to tag other bloggers who inspire you to your post and invite them to participate. I was wondering if you’d be interested.

    See the link below to see how it’s done. You basically answer a few questions about your writing process so readers can get to know more about you.


  16. Oh what a lovely blog you have! Love how you share your family daily life, so warm and beautiful…

  17. Hello! Thank you for your comments at my space and place here at wordpress.. So nice to meet you! I can see that I will very much enjoy reading your blog. I love your cloud header..I am for all the beauty that our gracious creator has provided for us..

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