MEET TRACY: Tracy Young is one very busy boss babe! Not only is she a full-time mom to three beautiful kids, she also works as a contributor to Create Space on the popular lifestyle blog, Tobruckave. While managing life as a mom with children all under the age of 5, Tracy also enjoys focusing on spirituality and honing her writing skills in her free time. Our founding babe Miriam has been a close friend of Tracy's for many years, and actually introduced Tracy and her husband, Steve. We are so excited for you to learn more about this super mom!
What does babes supporting babes mean to you?
For me, it means to exude positive energy to ALL. To let go of your own ego and shine a light on others so they feel as though they have not gone unnoticed, this could be with a compliment, encouragement, to inspire, or maybe just a simple smile to a stranger on the street who looks like their having a bad day.
If you could choose your nickname, what would it be?
oh gosh, I have a few that have stuck with me, Hammill (Maiden name), Troce, or Burn-dogs.
What is your spirit animal?
Leo the LION baby. I have a need to be independent and yet love being a leader of the pack. I'm also a mama to my “cubs” so I’m extremely protective.
What is your proudest babe moment or achievement?
My proudest babe moment was the birth of my firstborn. No one can prepare you for what you will go through but the female body is amazing and when you hold your baby for the first time, nothing will beat that feeling of pride.
What is the most unexpected thing you have in your purse or wallet?
A picture of my mom and dad from years ago.
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a situation that you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead?
A while back I found out that someone I was close to and honestly looked up to had spoken badly of me to a group of my peers, I was so hurt and angry. I wanted to call her and well rip her one but chose to take the high road and didn't stoop to her level. Sometimes you do just have to bite your tongue and leave them in the dust.
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore? Dior addict lip maximizer. It’s the best. Not sticky, slightly plumping, and smells amazing.
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it?
“FOREVER YOUNG” my last name and when I picture me on a Yacht I see my kids running around and them alone keep me young.
What was the best piece of advice you received when you started your career?
"People will always do business with people they like." So simple and so effective.
What is the best piece of advice you have received now that you are in your career? Well, when I was in sales its was “never leave any stones unturned” and now in my full-time job as a Mother, ‘sometimes you gotta just have YES days. Say yes to everything if it helps get your through the day” HAHA
Red, white, or rose?
Depends on the time. White- Day, Red-winter and rose all day- summer.
When I dance I look like…. an 80's aerobics instructor with a splash of a Missy Elliot music video
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
My Mom. I always think about what she would say to me.
What is your favorite destination to visit? Maui, for so many reasons!
What is your favorite meal to eat?
Breakfast. Any time of the day.
What is the most fulfilling part of your career?
Connecting with people.
Where is your favorite place to draw inspiration from? Nature. It clears my head and gets the creative juices flowing. Also from the ones I love, they bring out the best in me.
What is your guilty pleasure? Peanut M&M’s in popcorn and The Bachelor.
What quality are you working on yourself right now? To take notice of my feelings and thoughts throughout the day.
What is the biggest hurdle you've had to overcome in business? Public speaking.
Coffee meeting or drinks meeting? Depends on what we're discussing...
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order… A Lime Margarita
If you had an unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
What is your favorite movie? EKKKK I can’t pick just one. The usual suspects, Good Will hunting and Pretty in Pink.
Check out our website www.brunettethelabel.com and put together your favorite outfit!
I wear the Florence vegan leather moto jacket all the time but LIVE in the sweatshirts. I get the most compliments on the GIRLS crewneck. Next purchase is the ELLE velour Jogger and Hoodie! SO CUTE.
Introduction written by Lindsay Pearce.
Photography by Ryan Pugsley.