I am putting it out there. My dreams are mine, I am feeling a little excitable, and life is decorated with pretty bows just for me. I will share them with you – but, these are mine.
Let me slow down a bit…but try to move with me, I have a lot going on in my head.
Let me figure out how to explain all the tangled strands that have begun to create a beautiful web…
I was in the Navy for 11 years. Of that time, I spent 3 doing something I loved. I had the unique opportunity to become a Master Training Specialist and an Instructor. The rest of the time was spent being places I did not necessarily want to be and doing things I really did care to do.
After a deployment to the Middle East did not sit well with my children, it was time to leave that calling for someone else. In the short time that followed, I had two more children, reactivated my real estate license, bought some real clothes, and discovered blogging.
Real estate is wonderful because you are your own boss. Such is the life of a client based independent contractor. I met wonderful people and learned what seems like small things
- I like people even more than I realized
- The real estate market is more cyclic than I knew
- Blogging is addictive and should be approached with extreme caution
- ipopins are infectious
- Bubble wands make me giggle
- Coaching people is a full contact sport
- Writing will keep me sane while driving me crazy
I am not defined by what I do because
I can do whatever I want
But doubts happen. You start to question yourself and hope you don’t look and sound like a complete idiot. You start to think, “Maybe they are right. Maybe I am too much, do too much, want too much.”
What do they know?
I have folks like Kirsten who sends me wonderful encouragements that help get my mind right when the real estate market gets…different. Maybe should hedge myself against those market trends – I do have four kids to feed. Then Lani tells me that I am a big old weirdo and that if anybody can do it – I can.
At some point, Priscilla Palmer creates a list, Valeria Maltoni creates a list, I think it’s Liz that puts me on both, the blogs blow up, and I am getting phone calls to do development training. But, this is the business of one of my dear friends of whom I do not wish to encroach upon. No problem…she says I can work with her.
In the meantime, editor of the local paper says, “Nice blog. Wanna write a column?” Ummm…lemme think…DUH! Well, column turns into a business page and we debut a week from Wednesday.
I am a real estate agent, a blogger, a coach, a columnist. Some call that multiple streams of income and it is. But these are things I am great at, a, passionate about, and make me thrilled to the toes to do. So, I call it Making Life Work for Me.
I know there are some folks out there doing it their own way. Heck, I think I am going to print out Corinne’s as a road map. I am thinking of a few people in particular…Phil, Rosa, Chris, Anne, Tim come to mind immediately. And you too? Tell me about your great life…doing it the way YOU want to.
How are you defining what you do and who you are?