Confessions

Looking back on the last 3 years

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Three years ago today I saw the “pass” flash across the screen.  My stomach had been in knots for hours going through the Real Estate Commission questions with a gut full of Jimmy John’s and nerves. I couldn’t believe it!  I really thought it was going to be a wasted trip.  The entire 90 minute trip to Ft. Collins, I was studying Real Estate terms, while my mom fought to try to keep a deal together via her cellphone.  I wondered what the heck I was getting myself into… If I would even make it that far.

I’m so glad I gave my dream a shot.  My life has changed so much in the last 3 years.  I’ve learned a lot.  I’ve been successful and broke, mad, sad, frustrated, excited, motivated but most of all extremely happy with my chosen career (sometimes, all in the same day!) But I wouldn’t change a single thing about it!

Before I started, I didn’t really have an expectations as to where my career would take me.  I kept my full time job for a few months, just in case.  I made the decision to quit that job when I realized that with life in Real Estate, you’re either all in, or not at all.  I didn’t want to be a new fad that would quickly fade away. Neither did my mom.  My first day, officially full time, she admitted that she was scared for me.  She was worried.   As I close out my 3 year anniversary, I’ll complete my 100th closed transaction and I realize that jumping into this with both feet was the right move.

I love my Job.  The saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” rings true to me now.  Maybe it’s a combination of the atmosphere and the TSR team/family.  Maybe it’s the flexibility.  Maybe it’s the “high” from an executed contract and satisfied clients.  I’m not sure.  But every day has been completely different and unpredictable.

I know I couldn’t have this without the support from my husband and my parents.  Coming to work every day, able to ride the shirt tails of one of the most respected agents in our town, learning and growing from the best makes me feel so incredibly blessed.

I guess this long winded flashback (Tuesday) post is mostly for those who have a dream.  So what if it doesn’t end up working out in the end, if you gave it a shot…

But what if it does?

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