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Gotta Take Care of Yourself!

By
Real Estate Agent with Hedges Realty Executives

It's funny how kids turn your whole world upside down in so many ways.  For me, though, one of the most critical changes parenthood has made in my life is perspective.  Kids help you remember what's most important in life, and as I think about the years to come in raising my two boys I realize...LIFE IS REALLY SHORT. 

What does this have to do with real estate?

Sometimes we get so caught up in providing for our family, we forget what our family really needs us to provide...OURSELVES.  I think everyone would agree that family time is important, but we still overlook it week after week with appointment after appointment.  Schedule it if you have to, whatever it takes.  I'm working hard to develop family habits and personal habits that will ensure I'm providing ME to my family for years to come. 

I'm pretty new to blogging, but early on I was somewhat surprised to find that my most popular entry was about a 3 day vacation I took to Colorado.  I've been thinking about that, and my theory is that real estate agents are looking for a break.  Vacations are great for recharging, but I'm following up with this to remind anyone interested that there are other ways to stay fresh and find joy.  Make time for the things that are most important.

Life is short, but if we take good care of ourselves...we'll be living it well for the long haul.

Jackson and I at Royals' Game

Tiffany Landis
Tacoma, WA

He looks so excited to be at the game. :)

I don't have kids, but I have noticed this business that my calendar is rediculous.  Seems like everyday I have something scheduled, and it isn't doing much for my social life.  When I do have a day off with nothing on my schedule, all I want to do is sleep and sit around in my pjs around the house, or do the laundry that NEEDS to be done.  I wish that I had more time in the day to get stuff done and then get out and see my friends, but so far, its work work work.

Take care!

Aug 23, 2008 05:30 AM
Anna Little
Greater Atlantic Shores Properties at Atlantic Shores Cooperative - Virginia Beach, VA

You are so right!  i recently started a Photo Blog on my home town.  Of course it allows others to see what is so great about living in Virginia Beach, and if they need a realtor, there is a link to my website...BUT I always write about adventures that my husband and I have with the kids.  It is not always a vacation, but it is family time and it is totally fun.  We have found ourselves on a new mission every weekend so we can blog about it on Monday!!  

Aug 23, 2008 05:34 AM
Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate

Hi Travis, awesome reminder of what is really important.  It is all about balance, that is the struggle. Thanks for your thoughts, they are well taken.

Aug 23, 2008 05:58 AM
Michael Kupper
D.R. Horton - Pflugerville, TX

It is remarkable how children can give us such a new perspective on everything. Thank you for posting!

 

Aug 23, 2008 06:12 AM
Royal Goodman
Royalty Home Solutions - Madera, CA
"We Treat You Like a King"

Travis. Great picture. Without my kids and grandkids, I don't know where I would be right now. I am thankful for them. Thanks for sharing. Royal..

Aug 23, 2008 07:23 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Travis,
Sounds like you have figured out how to keep that all important balance in your life.  Good for you.

Aug 23, 2008 12:59 PM