Pushing Through the Distractions…

Pushing Through the Distractions…

By: Julie Kelly
Licensed Real Estate Agent

                 I always dreamed about getting my real estate license. I love driving by developments, checking out new listings and following the market. I’ve been involved with real estate behind the scenes, in one way or another for over ten years but there was always some reason I couldn’t take the time to actually get my license. Money was tight, I was needed at work, I didn’t feel good, maybe when things settle down… you know, all the self-doubting excuses we give ourselves when something is outside our comfort zone.

                Earlier this year, I reached a turning point in my life. I knew I needed a big change, so, I made a promise to myself.  I was going to do something to change my life. I was tired of doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. So, I enrolled in pre-licensing classes in early May.

                And of course, as soon as I did everything else went haywire. Some of it was bad (we lost a pet) and some of it was good (we moved and I started a new job). But they were still the same old distractions I’ve let sideline me before.

                What made this time different, was I knew, if I didn’t do something now, I never would and that was just sad. I’m a smart gal, friendly, able to speak publicly with no problems, I love a challenge, so why was I sitting behind a desk waiting for opportunity to come to me?

                The new position I accepted in July with Brett at TREO, Realtors, has given me a renewed sense of what I am capable of doing with my life. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in a positive, nurturing environment. So, along with the support of my boss, my husband, and my family, I pushed through the distractions, studied like I was taking the bar exam and this past week, I did it! I passed my exam on the first try and I am now an Ohio real estate sales agent.

                To say I’m excited is an understatement. I have so many thoughts and ideas running around in my head it’s like a race at Daytona, but now I have the license to back up my experience, excitement and the tools to get out there and do what I love.  I’m so glad I finally plowed through all of the distractions and made my dream a reality!

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