Happy New Year

Happy New Year


It has been my intention since the beginning of December to sit down, reflect, and get my sh*t together for 2022. I was going to send Christmas cards. I was going to get my New Year's goals started by working out every day. I was going to finally get around to meal prepping. And I definitely was not going to be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. Are you laughing yet? Because December did not slow down. My college son came home for a month long visit. Christmas went on for days and days. I showed houses on New Year’s Eve and went under contract on New Year’s Day. It’s been busy y’all. But, I just did the 10 hour round trip to drop my son back at college, and on the way he and I listened to the book You’re a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Even though I have read this book before when I needed a pep talk, I wanted to share the book with my son, who also needed a bit of a pep talk before heading into his second semester of college. 


So here we are, right in the middle of the worst month of the year. Even though some of my favorite people were born this month (my grandma just turned 90!), January is the worst. It’s the month of freezing temperatures, dry January, whole 30 craziness, and the buzz of the holidays has worn off as the fallen pine needles pierce my feet. 


But January is also great. For the same reason that it is also terrible. Getting back into workout routines, though hard, is also empowering. Resetting the gluttony of eating and drinking too much by trying a green vegetable again also feels pretty good. But it’s not easy. A year ago exactly, I decided to take a gigantic leap from teaching full time to working in real estate full time. It was one of the scariest decisions I had made in my adult life. I was full of self-doubt. And that awful little voice in my head kept telling me it wasn’t going to work. But when I finally closed my classroom door and opened my new office door at NP Dodge, I was full of hope and excitement about what could be. 


January is still the worst month of the year, even though there are some redeeming qualities about it. When I started writing this entry, my intention was to talk about what you can do to build equity while stuck inside, but I guess I needed a moment instead to write about my gratitude. Thank you for an unbelievable 2021. It was a year of learning, appreciation, sadness, and joy, and 2022 better be a year just the same. Grateful for this life, my family, friends, and health. Be well friends. And stay tuned for an article about building home equity while stuck inside very soon. 

“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” Jen Sincero. You’re a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life