Why I Un-Subscribed To Myself.

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In case you were born yesterday and are still awaiting tomorrow, I used to be a bigger thing around here than Blair Warner's hair in 'The Facts of Life.'  Actually, I was never a big thing, just a mere carbuncle who seemed to be a more interesting read than the status updates of the gal on Facebook who is pregnant yet again. though turned you down numerous times in High School for Sex on The Beach ... or Sex, in General.  And now she is giving it up to a balding CEO with a degree in sticking carrots up his keister at the RNC.  I dig irony.  I loved carrots in High School.

But I'll get to the point.  Since leaving the Real Estate Industry, it has been difficult to remain even a remotely legit piece of the conversation.  While I follow what is going on here and there, I also know that I would not be reading this jive if I wasn't at one point ... formally in the biz.  Well, I do like to read a few and would read them just for shits and grins and come here (to AR) first if looking for a house to call home and a loan to call my own, I have kind of lost interest in me in the meantime.  I used to be a quasi-interesting chap who wrote about mortgages every once in a pale shaded moon and now I'm reduced to writing about politics, humor, and bowel movements ... Please don't confuse the three.


"If you could take a pill that would make you better at your job and get paid like Steven Spielberg, who wouldn't do that?"

~ Chris Rock~

Apparently, me.  If I was good at the job, I'd probably still be doing it or would have looked into that pill.   Obviously, there is a place outside of Mortgage Lending that may house a passion like mine ... but it is not doing Mortgages.  And that's why I Un-Subscribed. 

You see, I have to prove my worth all over again ... To Me!  And I'll hang around this place until my dying day because of the same reason that I hang around my Mother ... it is my womb, of sorts.  And I love her.

Whatever forum I'm in, lackadasical isn't one of things I am.  Make mistakes, grow, become better than you were when Blair Warner's hair was on the line.  That's my time, doing time. 

The ultimate subscriber, at least to me, is the one you look at in the mirror each day and know would subscribe to you ... even if it wasn't you who was doing the subscribing.

Make it interesting, relevant, valid, and a touch from the heart.  That's a good place to start...




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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

jason-I do believe Facts of Life was before your time. LOL You realize AR wouldn't be the same without you so I am glad you are still here and that is a FACT of LIFE.

Sep 29, 2010 04:21 PM #1
Troy Funk
Allison James Estates & Homes, Sarasota 941-957-3737 - Sarasota, FL
Broker / Associate

It's sounds like you have good self-awareness.  All the best to you in your next adventure in life.

Sep 29, 2010 04:24 PM #2
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Glad you are sticking around.  And I've had days where other things seem WAY more interesting than what I am doing...

Sep 29, 2010 04:27 PM #3
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hey Sardi... I just read yesterday that Mindy Cohn (Natalie from The Facts of Life) is the Godmother to 2 of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids.  They bought her a 4 or 5 carat diamond ring that she wears and they fly her all over the place to visit them wherever they are.  Now, there's something for you to consider getting passionate about and aspire to.

BTW, ActiveRain would not be AR to me if you weren't here.  We love ya regardless of your chosen career. 

Sep 29, 2010 04:27 PM #4
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Well, you could pick a topic of interest to at least a few folk here on AR and write about it. Monetary policy, or the decline in the availability of social services in collar counties, or something that gives people info they wouldn't have otherwise. What an opportunity you have.....you could be a disinterested thought leader, untainted by commercial interest....maybe like Oscar Wilde or Samuel Clemens. How cool would that be?

Sep 29, 2010 05:44 PM #5
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

polly wants a cracker

Sep 29, 2010 05:47 PM #6
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

The whole business has gotten a bit boring these days... Dealing with problem people without any loyalty is not worth the time and I myself am steering towards the exit.

Sep 29, 2010 09:57 PM #7
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Jason...I don't know if you ever read the Ugly American...I was about an Ambassador who didn't speak the language of the country he was assigned to ...you are not such a person, You know what is what...Thanks for sticking in here.

Sep 30, 2010 03:11 AM #8
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


I take enough pills just to remain me!


Sep 30, 2010 04:00 AM #9
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

politics, humour and bowel movements...

Well, if I have to choose, I'd accept two of the above, cause one of those just stinks to high-heaven, and aggravates me no end...  so if it's all the same to you, I'd love to have you stick around, but you don't need to write about politics.

Sep 30, 2010 04:37 AM #10
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

I try to do all three which is why I post so rarely. Really, you should subscribe again, like Paul Slaybaugh says, "this place is a good catch all of sorts" so keep coming back and [posting whatever you fancy!

Sep 30, 2010 09:02 AM #11
Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience


Every time I hear THIS SONG I think of your writing.  I hope you "get it".  If not, well, it's still a good tune.

Oct 01, 2010 03:04 AM #12
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jason, it is all about phases in life and as you said GROWTH. Growth is good, and in reality whatever you are doing it is all good.

Oct 02, 2010 04:57 AM #13
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

If I unsubscribe to you, THEN you should be worried!

Oct 02, 2010 09:37 AM #14
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Jason, sweetie, you certainly don't need any advice about links or blogging, for that matter.  Just keep doing what you do so well.  (But, thanks for stopping by, I missed you!)

Sep 18, 2012 11:34 AM #15
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