Friday, May 22, 2015

A New Lease

I'm sitting here at Dunkin Donuts drinking an iced coffee, learning all about the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors, when my roommate walks in. She asked what I was doing here and I said, "Well my makeup looked too good today to just sit at the house," and she replied, "Seriously? You need to blog about this stuff." :)

That was just to kick I needed to get on here and write something! So you can all thank Shannon. :) True story.

I know I said that I was going to be more active on here but I've really been trying to decide what the heck to write about! This blog used to be about just random stuff between recipes, losing weight, running, etc. Then Daniel died and all of the response I got from CaringBridge made me re-evaluate that. (Good responses but just a new audience!)

Is it okay to mix my random topics of summer plans and the pain of someone missing on Mother's Day?

Is it okay to one day write about the death of someone too young and then the next about the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made?

I think it is. So that's what I'm going to do. I mean, isn't that what LIFE is? Good, bad, ugly, and everything in between?

Right now, I can't help but think about how BLESSED I am. People say that all the time and sometimes they believe it, sometimes they are saying it in HOPES of believing it, but today, I mean it.

  • I've completed all of my real estate requirements and I'm finally able to see a career path emerging. (However, please pray my FBI Background Check comes back in a hurry so that I can show houses and meet with clients by myself!)
  • I'm part of a team that really love their jobs and what they do. Every Friday they have a devotional time as a company and today the topic was about happiness! We watched this video and people were singing and dancing along. Everyone is encouraged to help each other and brag on others and just the whole atmosphere is a positive one. It's refreshing to be somewhere that people LOVE their jobs, LOVE their coworkers, and promote a sense of teamwork even through the tedious times. True leadership is valued there and THAT is INVALUABLE.
  • I have expanded my Younique team and found a passion for a company that I believe in and love. I never thought I would be one to participate in Networking Sales, but when you love a product like I do, you can't help but be passionate about it. (Check it out here!) 
  • When I worked at the Chamber of Commerce back in grad school, I loved being part of the community. I feel like I am getting back to that and I have recently joined the Young Professionals of Murray and the Murray Board of Realtors. I'm PUMPED to not just attend but to dive in head first and really be involved. 
4 months ago on the day I was fired, I thought that my world was crashing down. but now I clearly see that it was just the beginning... the beginning of new and wonderful things - Time with my brother and family I never would of had otherwise; a new career that's fulfilling and FUN; and as cheesy as this sounds, a new lease on life.