It’s been a few months since my last newsletter. I sincerely hope you and your family are doing well. Many changes have taken place over the past few months, but I feel the biggest change as we continue to cope with COVID-19, is the transformation of our homes.
Our homes have become more than just a place to hang our hat. Our homes have been transformed into an office, a classroom, a church and even a doctors office via telemed. With many dining and entertainment venues closed or having limited capacity, our time spent at home cooking, playing games, watching movies with family and friends has increased tenfold.
Most importantly, for me, my home has offered me security and a place of solace. I’ve done quite a bit of soul searching these last few months, preparing for life post this pandemic. While I have much to look forward to, the inevitable is looming in the distance. Unfortunately, I’m looking at being an empty nester in less than one year. Where did the time go?
While there have been some challenging moments, I’ve really enjoyed having all three of my boys home. I thought I would’ve had the opportunity to “get used to” one son being away, then the other two. But this pandemic changed that. With all three currently at home with virtual learning I’m looking at going from a household of three young men with loud voices, laughter, yelling, video games and music echoing from all corners of the house to being alone and surrounded by quiet.
So, as I mentioned above, this pandemic has had me doing some soul searching, specifically, where do I see myself in a year, 5 years, etc.? It’s also what led me to reevaluate my business and the direction I need to take.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I’ve been in real estate for almost 20 years. From buying and selling my own investment properties to remodeling and building brand new development, real estate has been my bread and butter. I started learning about real estate from Larry and he was my greatest teacher. While I’ve tried many times to branch off into other avenues with respect to holistic nutrition, offering support for grief, and educating others about children with special needs, I somehow always come back to real estate.
I’ve contemplated getting my real estate license for many years, yet each time I reviewed the necessary schooling the schedule always conflicted with my demands of being a mom and being available for my children, which is something I was not willing to budge on. When COVID-19 hit and pretty much every learning platform turned to a virtual program an opportunity opened up for me to now obtain necessary education needed to get my real estate license.
Through an online virtual program I took the necessary courses, passed the school and state exams and I’m excited to report I am now a fully licensed real estate agent!
After some continuing education and joining the National Association of Realtors, I can also call myself a realtor!
I am very excited about this new venture and really look forward to working with other families to help them find the home that will offer them security as well as a safe and a happy place to raise their families.
I’ve also reevaluated my role with the blog and what support I want to offer to others. My vision is to offer support that could best be represented through building blocks, with the first level offering guidance on creating a safe and healthy environment in your home. The next set will focus on offering support to create a healthy and happy body and mind. The end goal is to offer tools for you to create the life you want and be happy!
My weekly newsletter will be sporadic for the short-term as I focus on some necessary continuing education to start offering my services as a Realtor. But I promise, I will do my best to send quality and informative blog posts that can hopefully make a difference.
Now, as I think about where I’ll be next year, I’m not filled with fear or sadness (I’m also admittedly, a little bit in denial!) because I have a new path that fills me with excitement. I’m really looking forward to meeting people face-to-face and helping them find a place they can call HOME.
My biggest take away from this pandemic…
It’s never too late to change your path. It all starts with the first step.
I pray your home brings you peace and happiness.