TIMMBITS

The alarm went off at 5:30am. I stubbornly snoozed for another half hour. I did this so frequently. I had fallen into the habit of setting my alarm clock to go off 30 minutes before I had to be up. After all, isn’t the average amount of time anyone needs to sleep just “5 more […]

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“We miss you!” I stared down at my phone. Normally, a message like this would be bittersweet. Bitter because it means that someone I really care about has been out of my life long enough for me to be missed. Sweet because, hey, who doesn’t want to be told that you’re missed?  But this time […]

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“Oh… sweetie… you don’t have to cry…”   Trust me—those were not words I expected to come out of my mouth. I had just finished co-presenting a workshop to over 115 guidance counselors. They laughed, they cheered, they clapped… they even ohhh’ed and ahhh’ed.   But crying?!   I wasn’t ready for crying.   The […]

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“Ugh… but I just don’t feel like it.”   Another day of writing. Another annoyed reaction.   For whatever reason, I just could not get with the program.   I’d say about half of the time I sit down to my computer to write, those are the first words out of my mouth (and usually […]

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“Does your hair fall out a lot?”   I looked up from my copy of the Dallas Business Journal. Bewildered.   “Umm…” I fumbled.   [awkwardly long pause]   [awkwardly long eye contact]   “Umm, what?” I asked.   “Does your hair fall out a lot?”   I stared at her, confused. She couldn’t have […]

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“Are you freaking kidding me, van full of senior citizens?!”   No sooner had the words left my mouth, than my hand shot up to cover said mouth.   Did I really just say that?! That?! Out loud?!   Yes, friend. Yes I did. I screamed those words by myself… in my car… two days […]

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My mom and I have a special gift when it comes to selecting movies.   We always inadvertently choose a cinematic adventure (thank you, Dane Cook) that is so weird that it ends up being good.   Moulin Rouge? Super weird. Super good. Chocolat? Super weird. Super good. Evita? Super weird. Super good.   We’re […]

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  So there I was… sitting on the sidewalk in my nicest clothes watching my roommate and a homeless man change my tire.   How did I get there, you ask?   I didn’t bother to hit the brakes.   It was the summer of 2011. I had been living in Stamford, Connecticut for almost […]

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We’ve all been there.   You’re walking down the street. It’s a beautiful fall evening—still warm enough to go without a jacket, but you have a sweater on to take the bite out of the cool breeze. You may be walking alone or walking with friends, but either way…   You’re people-watching.   Admiring the […]

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As you may have guessed, I like to take the (not so) occasional trip down memory lane.   Just recently, I found myself thinking through all the ideas, concepts, and people I’ve written about since starting tracytimm.com back in January.   And I realized something alarming along the way.   For the sake of literary […]

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