A couple of weeks ago I had a burning the ships kind of week.
Last April I quit my job for a variety of reasons; there was absolutely no joy in my work anymore, I needed to care for a dying parent, to spend time with my daughter before she went off to college, to take a well deserved family vacation. I wanted to take a year off to write, build a blog and start a new career in real estate.
The idea of being in real estate has always been in the back of my mind. I had gotten my license once before but didn’t have the time or money to build a viable business at that time. I know what a blessing our homes have been to me and my family over the years. To bring other people to their “home”…I love the thought of being a part of this process. It would allow me to utilize my core strengths of service and building relationships.
But in reality I have been in a completely different kind of industry for a very long time. On paper that other industry is who I am, what I do. It has supported my family and I for years. Transitioning to real estate is a big, risky move. And news flash…real estate is hard, chock full of out of my comfort zone tasks. What if I hate it after a couple years and try to go back? I will have surely lost the momentum I had previously.
Last August I got my real estate license again, knowing I could go back to my field if I had to. Over the past eight months people have continued to call me about various jobs I might be interested in. In fact on the day I originally wrote this post, I received such a call to interview. Each time, I find myself tempted, thinking it may be the right thing to do for the family. But when it comes down to it, I find that I can’t bring myself to say yes. I just can’t do it.
The last dangling detail I had connecting me to my past life in the logistics and warehousing field was my Linkedin profile. I had been hesitating to put Realtor® on my profile. How was I ever going to be successful in real estate if I held on to the idea of going back to my old life as a Plan B? …