Going After the Dream Job

I don’t remember exactly when or how my love affair with houses began. Was it when I attended my first Parade of Homes with my mom when I was ten? Or was it when I bought my first house at twenty-three? Perhaps it started even earlier. After all, I grew up in a small town with some pretty spectacular old homes and architecturally significant buildings.

Whenever it started, it’s grown into a personal passion with very deep roots. Houses are infinitely fascinating to me because they say so much about the people who inhabit them. Materialistic people live in ostentatious homes. Humble people live in modest homes. Warmth and love are palpable in the homes of the kindest souls. A good interior designer can make any house look beautiful on the surface, but she can’t infuse a loveless home with warmth.

Being a life-long student of interpersonal relationships, I suppose it’s only natural that I’d be drawn to residential real estate. The truth of the matter is that I’ve wanted to be a real estate broker since I bought my first house nearly twenty-five years ago. Having been single for all but the last two of those years, however, I never felt secure enough financially to make the leap from a corporate job with a steady paycheck and benefits to being self-employed and wholly dependent on the feast-or-famine nature of a commission-based income.

Timing is everything, though, and the time is finally right for me to go after my dream job. Thanks to my incredibly supportive husband, Matt, I’ll soon be a licensed real estate broker.

I’ll be wholly focused on preparing for my licensing exams over the next few weeks, so you may not hear much from me between now and the end of the year. Once I do get my license, however, I look forward to sharing my experience with you.

Wish me luck!


8 thoughts on “Going After the Dream Job

  1. Reblogged this on Simplify… and commented:
    I’m excited to be a part of this. My wife’s starting a new adventure, one she’s wanted to pursue for years.

    You hear a lot of people talking about wanting their dreams to come true, but it’s not often you hear them talk about what sacrifices they’re willing to make. Dreams don’t come true simply because we feel we’re entitled to it. It’s always hard work, sacrifice, and the support of those with whom you surround yourself.

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  2. “Materialistic people live in ostentatious homes. Humble people live in modest homes”. What will my house say about me if I want only white walls, glass table, black bed and nothing more?


    1. It would say that you’re highly intelligent and most likely well educated. You’re probably an introvert by nature, but you may do some sort of work that demands a more extroverted persona. People who prefer minimalist designs tend to be Type A personalities. Intense and focused, they’re annoyed by anything that they deem unnecessary or extraneous. Being forced to function in a world where they’re continually bombarded with sensory information, they prefer personal spaces that are very clean and uncluttered. It’s within that space that they’re able to rest and recharge after being overloaded with sensory input all day long. The home style that is likely to appeal to you most is a very clean, modern design with lots of natural light balanced with a very high degree of privacy. There aren’t a lot of homes that fit that bill in most markets, but I would love the challenge of working with a client with your tastes.

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      1. It looks like me! Full profile, well “highly intelligent” is definitely about me : ) It’s nice to see that there are some people out there who love what they do and know their work well. Thank you a lot! Now I know exactly that minimalist design is my thing.

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