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Yes, I know…I bet you are thinking “Where the hell did she go? Isn’t her goal to sell her parents house by December 22nd?” Well, I say to you…I got lost in the summer sun and am now back rested and ready to help my parents sell their house!
The contest is still going but the momentum has died down a lot. I am finishing up the final house tour video and will be getting my parents to take some footage of the surrounding areas, towns and cities close to where the house is situated. A Co-worker told me that people won’t just be interested in the house itself but the community it is in. Guess we have to try and sell the community too!
My parents had a really busy summer running both the Inn and their Experiential Tourism business. I recently came to the realization a couple of days ago (thanks to the help of my wife) that my go, go, go personality has everything to do with them. I actually have never been taught to be in one place, doing one thing for an extended period of time. I moved from my career as a freelance Stage Manager, working in theatre and dance to a job with a Non-Profit where I have my own desk and a work schedule. I am still not fully acclimatized to the office lifestyle and I often get antsy if I don’t have enough work to keep my mind engaged. I feel compelled to fill every moment of my time with something, however I never fully stick to that something for very long.
Here is a list of a few things I do/did:
I took up guitar, thinking “I could be the next Sheryl Crow!”
I joined an art class and made a few really nice pieces, bought an easel and paints for home but have only used them once.
I have about 15 books on my bedside table waiting to be read. I am currently trying to read 3 of them at the same time.
I bought some Vegan cookbooks, hoping that the amazing recipes would entice me to at least start eating more vegetables.
I trained for 3 months and ran a 10k. I loved it but got a slight knee injury so am now working on strengthening it again so I can hopefully start up again.
I became a Level 2 Reiki practitioner but don’t seem to find the time to practise on myself or others.
I volunteer as a youth mentor. This I still do and absolutely love.
Most importantly, I decided to help my parents sell their house. This is the one thing I absolutely cannot drop but the one thing that is the most discouraging and difficult to continue. We managed to get a lot of people to look at my parents listing but still there have been no major inquiries. What are we doing wrong? What are we doing right? How do we get it out there?
I know my parents will never slow down. I know once the house gets passed on to new owners they will dive right into another great project. That is who they are, that is who I am. They too are antsy to move on but can’t do so without the financial stability the selling of the house will provide.
I know there is someone, maybe a family out there that has a dream like theirs. To try something new, to move somewhere completely different and just give it a shot. I know with the economy people are taking less risks but you could look at it this way; the instability could be the world telling us to go in another direction. The current path isn’t working so try something different. What do you think?
Here is an oil painting I did in my art class last fall. I still have yet to pick it up from the studio. Should do that…