Attitude for Gratitude

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage MD RE License 579412

Attitude for Gratitude

I just returned from a nine-day trip to England.  I lived in England, Manchester from 1984 to 1989 and have not been back until now.  

In August I took a whirlwind trip home to my hometown in Nipissing, Ontario.  It was the first time that I have traveled since my life partner and business partner, Skip, died in October 2016.  It is a 14-hour drive and I had never driven home by myself before, this trip was very liberating and was instrumental in my planning a trip back to England.  

I planned, and searched for a good flight, a good hotel in a good location for me in London, and also a trip to Manchester to visit with the man who was instrumental in my choosing a career in real estate (and his wonderful wife).  My best friend said "Oh my God, you are going all the way alone" and I did.  

I am grateful for the opportunity and courage to make this trip alone, to visit places that I have loved and some new ones that I  now love too.  The opportunity to make new friends.  I sat with a woman from Reading, Pennsylvania on the train back to London, a woman from Silver Spring on the plane back to Baltimore, and the family that owned the bed and breakfast/hotel I stayed in in London.  And, the opportunity to rekindle friendships made 34 years ago.  

Now, I have the courage to spread my wings and explore other parts of the world, new memories, new opportunities, and new friends to be made.  Where to next?  

This trip has also made me realize that I need to do more within my business, branch out, and do things I may not be comfortable doing in order to grow and flourish in the upcoming changing market.  

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Coldwell Banker

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (7)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello June - we learn and continue to grow from experiences we face.  Congratulations on making these significant trips.  Here's to more accomplishments to come.  Of course, may many victories accompany those too.  

Nov 18, 2022 03:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

June Piper-Brandon, Thanks for sharing your travels. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Here's to more adventures.

Nov 18, 2022 03:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Good for you, June!!! You took that first step and now you know that you have many more steps you can take!!! So glad you had a good time. 

Nov 18, 2022 06:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this on so many levels, June! Taking solo trips is not for the faint of heart but, I truly believe that once you do it, you'll have that sense of freedom I believe you have, for an eternity of travel!

How fun visiting friends from 30+ years ago in England. I know you thoroughly reconnecting with them in person.

Thank you for your entry in this month's challenge, June. I look forward to reading more from you!

Nov 18, 2022 10:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like such a wonderful trip, I am glad you made it.  I love to travel by myself and do it often.  Also, I was born in England but have not been back there since.

Nov 19, 2022 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, June... it's amazing how when we take that step to a "first," how much we learn about ourselves in doing so... and how much that leads to our taking more steps towards "firsts."

Nov 19, 2022 05:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love love love this! Kudos for you for taking the trip to Ontario and then to England by yourself. Your horizons have just opened up even more than they were before you did that!

Nov 19, 2022 05:15 AM