If someone would have told me in January that we would be living in the world as it is now, I would not have believed them. In 6 short weeks our entire world has turned upside down and sideways. As a Real Estate Professional, my day to day practices have certainly changed. I still get up and get dressed for work each day but, now I’m on Face time or Zoom calls with clients or my office. If I’m meeting you in person, I’m wearing a mask and gloves. The work is the same, I just added some PPE, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes to the mix. Luckily, the real estate market in our area has continued to be busy. All things considered, I am happy to be busy and happy to be here, ready and able to help my clients, especially during this time.
How do we cope with where we are? Honestly, there is not much we can do right? I don’t agree. I can’t change it, but I can try manage how I feel about it. I’ve stuck to my routine and my diet (low carb, no sugar). I still exercise 4-5 times per week in our basement gym. I just feel I must always be prepared for a buyer or seller to call me who needs my energy and attention to solve a problem, show a home or get their home ready for the market. I need to maintain my brain power and exercise helps me more than anything. Sleep is the other must have. I am usually in bed early and up with “the chickens” as Mom would say. I can’t help it. The sun makes me hop out of bed and it says “don’t let the day get away from you”.
One of my other daily good habits is walking. I walk my dogs every morning, very early. We rarely miss a day if we can help it. We leave the house around 6:15 am. About 2 years ago, I noticed the light was so good and the scenery so inspiring, I started taking photos on my walk. I usually post them to Facebook and have developed a little following. Taking and sharing my photos is therapeutic for me. I get inspiration from them each day. I love that someone else may also get something from them too. I listen to music along my walk which is about 2.5 miles and takes 40 minutes. There’s the 1 more mile to coffee up the big hill, and then back home to start the day. Breakfast, shower, dress, to my desk to assess the calendar and email. Even if I don’t have pressing calls or meetings, I’m at my desk working on something by 8 am. There is always something to do. I love to be busy. Bring it on.
I’ve had ups and I’ve had downs during this thing. It’s hard to say out loud “I’m not ok” right now, but who can be ok with any of this?
I wanted to share this photo for inspiration and say if you are not ok, you are not alone. Tomorrow and the next tomorrow are coming and this will be in the rear view mirror eventually. Hang in.