An Inconvenient Convenience

Reblogger Emily Medvec
Real Estate Broker/Owner with eXp Realty LLC NM Broker License 16161

Every now and then, a blog post speaks to the moment. This one by Paula McDonald tells a story reminding me to always look for the gifts in every "inconveniece" crossing our path. And even when the inconvenient moment turns into an adversity, there is always a gift somewhere if we pause to breathe and not react to the moment. 

Original content by Paula McDonald, Ph.D. TREC #547752

An Inconvenient Convenience

Inconvenient Convenience

This may sound like a total oxymoron title and it is. What on earth am I talking about? We all know that being inconvenienced is typically something we like to avoid. Those little things that pop up in life that can turn our day from what we thought what would happen to something completely different.


A convenience on the other hand is something that makes like better, easier, or even less stressful. So how do these two terms go together? Let me explain.


Have you ever been delayed in leaving to go somewhere and were totally frustrated because you didn't leave when you planned to only to find out that a terrible wreck occurred just moments before you arrived. You thought, "Hmm, had I left at the proper time, I might have been involved in that wreck!"


Or, you visited your doctor for shoulder pain only to discover something more serious in the x-ray that might have been overlooked had you waited too long. This really did happen to me and actually ended up saving my life. It was one of those moments in life where you were completely blown away by a different outcome.


I write this today as we all encounter things that might seem completely off, inconvenient, or frustrating. Often, if we just give it a bit of time, we can see the big picture and perhaps understand that what we thought was inconvenient was actually a good thing. Time, patience, and perseverance are often the very best things to help us see past the right here and now which might appear to be quite bleak.


Real estate can be this same way. A problem can arise at the 11th hour. When cool heads prevail and all parties are seeking to find a win-win, most often a potential deal-killer can and will be avoided. Everyone walks away happy and you look like a hero.


If you are in an inconvenient or difficult situation this very moment, stop and assess the situation, seek alternative routes or solutions, and never give up. You might very well find out that a huge wreck was avoided and what seemed difficult is now a clear path to safety. Life is funny this way.


Now get out there and take on your day! Live it fully and seek the big picture. You might just find that inconvenience to be quite convenient!



     Magnolia Realty Granbury    

"Have you fully lived today?"

   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling Hood County and surrounding areas! 



 John Maxwell

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Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
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My husband's favorite inconvenience, convenience was when the Garman took us off the interstate through a small town.  There I spied a shoe shop-not a chain just family owned.  Shopped for over an hour, 3 pairs of shoes later we get back on the road.  We discovered the interstate had been closed for a wreck and we still beat our friends to the destination as they were sitting in traffic while I shopped.

Jan 26, 2018 04:30 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Emily. This is a terrific and insightful post and I missed it so thank you.

Jan 26, 2018 08:08 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I kept meaning to comment on Paula's blog and here it is again with your reblog. I wanted to connect with you. Now, I will visit Paula's original. D 

Jan 26, 2018 12:46 PM #3
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- Oh my your poor husband stuck in a shoe store for over an hour...almost as bad as being in traffic for that same time. Good story!


Jan 26, 2018 09:15 PM #4
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

This is certainly a great message and a blog post worthy of an encore. Thanks for sharing Paula’s inspiring message. 

Jan 27, 2018 05:42 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

My special inconvenient convenience, came when I was touring Utah's Highway 12.  There are 3 national parks, including Zion, Bryce, and Capital Reef on that road.  I got turned around and went into Kodakchrome state park, which was amazing!

Kodachrome Hoodoo by Myrl Jeffcoat

Jan 27, 2018 09:24 AM #6
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