Tracie Hitz

I started blogging on February 14, 2012 to share the successes and failures in all facets of my life in hopes that people can learn from my experiences. Whether it's landing a job or landing a man, building relationships plays a part in being successful so that's why I've shared personal and professional stories here.

In the first year, I posted here everyday with a mix of posts. For the last five months, I've continued to share every Tuesday and Thursday with a bigger focus on the professional side. With an opportunity to write about the personal side on another blog platform beginning June 24, this blog will now focus on the professional side. I will post here every Friday, and hope you will check out my dating blog every Monday and Thursday: http://www.chicagonow.com/hitz-mrs/ You can also see my sports business articles on MigalaReport.com each week.
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Head softball coach Kate Drohan created a purple cow at Northwestern. She was inspired by my favorite author, Seth Godin, and his book, "Purple Cow". Being part of her team inspired me to be remarkable not just in my job, but in my personal life too.

In 2012 I started to notice the conversations with my friends having dating problems sounded eerily similar to what I was discussing with some of the young professionals I mentor in the sports industry.  This got me thinking about all the similarities there are between finding a boyfriend/girlfriend and finding a job, so I decided to start blogging about these observations.

That’s what I do.  Make observations. Provide a sounding board. I don’t know what’s best for everyone so I don’t give advice, I share experiences and ask questions that hopefully helps them figure out the right path for them professionally and/or personally.

There have always been two sides to me: Fun Tracie and Serious Tracie. This blog is the combination of both so I hope you will share with me as I “provoke, create a ruckus, experiment, fail, repeat, learn, succeed.” - Seth Godin

I started this blog on Valentine’s Day in 2012 and set a goal of posting my thoughts 365 days within that first year.  I set that goal in part so I could improve my writing skills so I can finish writing the dating book I’ve been working on, so now my goal is to finish writing that book before Valentine’s Day 2014.  In order to dedicate more time to that, I will only be posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays for awhile, then shifting to only Fridays!  I hope you will continue on this journey with me.