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Occasionally I get emails asking "what is your job?" or other variations of "why do you never seem to mention your job? how do you instagram your house in the middle of the day?" Today you're getting those answers.
When I graduated college almost a year ago, I had an education degree from Texas A&M in hand, and started the job search. I had some mixed feelings about the journey ahead, but figured that was just part of the big life transition, and moved forward. Over the process of the summer and different, and lots of teary eyed conversations with my husband, we decided that it didn't look like I was going to be teaching that year. So now what? What a loser was I?! I just finished a whole degree focused very specifically on educating elementary age children.. and that wasn't what I was going to do.
I will be honest and say that this was a very difficult time. I felt like a "loser", yet I was confident that the Lord was confirming our decision in my heart constantly. I was certain in what I was doing, yet at that point.. it was nothing.
During a few months of soul searching, Ben and I really got to talk about what our vision is for the future. Ultimately, it is our dream for me to stay at home with our future children. Working moms are rockstars, stay at home moms are rockstars, ALL moms are rockstars. We just felt like this was what we wanted to work towards being able to happen. One thing that Ben kept bringing up is that it didn't seem very purposeful for me to throw myself into education for a few years, and then suddenly go cold turkey for awhile and stay at home. It became our dream to figure out something I could do out of our home, with flexible hours, long term.
So... Surprise! I've been back in school for the majority of last semester. Taking a look at what our vision was, and what my passions are, plus a valuable connection with some people very close to us lead us into the decision about what was going to be next for me. As soon as my license arrives in the mail, I will officially be Real Estate Salesperson for 2 Mac Real Estate Group. Yippeeee!!
I am so excited about the company I am going to be working with, and for the opportunity to help people find a place to call home. There is something really precious to me about that.
My husband has been my number one supporter through this entire process. He never pushed me to figure out immediately what I wanted to do. He was flexible and hopeful, and we have lived more than comfortably on his one salary. Because of our financial journey, the goal is to continue living that way, even with the income I bring in. I am so thankful for the transformation that the Lord did in my heart regarding our finances. It really played a role in this process. I couldn't be where I am today without envelopes. I just couldn't!
I had to truly learn to humble myself in this whole process. Not being able to announce my new job post grad was really hard for me when I watched everyone around me do just that. I was in a season of waiting and learning while my "peers" seemed to be connecting with their dreams. But that is behind me, thanks to lots of prayer and keeping my eyes on the goal ahead. Throughout this whole process, my dreams shifted. I am still confident in the fact that I learned so many applicable skills from my degree at Texas A&M, and that I will use the things I learned about education in varying capacities in my life. I'm so pumped to be using my love for interior styling and homes in general in my day to day work. It will be extra sweet.
Looking to buy or sell property anywhere in the DFW area? Email me. I'm your girl. ;)