I have stared at this blank 'write your blog post' screen for too long to admit. I will admit that I love safety, reassurance, and comfort zones a little too much. Leaps scare me... like a lot.
I'm not sure if this is a quarter life crisis, or if mindset's shift after becoming a mother, but for some reason, I am in this new phase of life where leaps look exciting, comfort zones are boring, and the best reassurance is found within.
So, after doing the 9a-5p, government pay, government work, union backed employment gig for 5 years too long, it was time to take a jump. A big jump. But one that is equal parts scary and exciting.
If that nudge wasn't enough, entering motherhood opens your heart and soul in ways that are unexplainable. Being a mother, and realizing that my son was spending a majority of his waking hours with adults that weren't his parents, killed me. Monday's took on an even worse meaning than before. It was the start of 5 days away from the one thing that brings me the most joy. Why do I let myself feel this way? Why do I continue to pour myself into a career that is going no where at the expense of time with my son?
So. I made the jump. The scary and exciting one that makes your stomach get butterflies and your heart rate jump. The one that will allow me to 'work' at something that doesn't feel like 'work'. Getting paid for something that I thoroughly enjoyed doing in my spare time. So here I am, a realtor®! A full blown licensed agent!
So, why real estate? Well, for starters, it's in my blood. My father was a real estate agent my entire life. I watched him be the impeccably dressed businessman smelling of equal parts cologne and coffee and working out of his car. He was busy, pretty much all of the time. But, he was present. He was there when I needed him, and available even when I didn't. He unexpectedly passed away in 2014, and in a way I feel as though he has guided me to finish what he started.
Also, I am mildly obsessed with homes. Everything about them. The history, the details, the landscape, the architecture. So obsessed, that usually my first tab open on my computer when I had a few spare minutes was Zillow. I would look at my area, and even other states to see what the housing market and design was like. It just fascinated me.
I also love what home feels like. I love making home a place I never want to leave. A place that I can be proud of and that I can share with family and friends. It's where milestones happen, dreams begin, and relationships grow. I love knowing that a house is your shell, but what you choose to put in it and the memories made there is what makes it feel like a 'home'.
After buying and renovating our first home, I fell in love with design and how to make decor fit for my family's lifestyle and that worked within our budget. This blog is a platform for me to share my love for real estate, design, and motherhood. Basically, my three favorite things! I'm glad you're here for the ride!