This is a beautiful time of year isn’t it? When the leaves start falling and the streets are sprinkled with various browns, greens, oranges, and reds. And we can finally relax again as the weather starts to shift, here and there treating us with a cooler day and maybe even a flirt of rain.
After the incredibly hot summer we had I know many of you are probably like me and excited to bust out your jeans and boots and start drinking hot apple cider by the fire and maybe even chow down on some kind of pumpkin treat. Its one of the best things about fall right?!
It’s funny how much stuff can happen in a month. Working, vacations, moving, holidays…. In my last newsletter I talked about how crazy my last year was and that I have been loving my new home in Sacramento. Well that is still true… and so is the craziness. Continual ups and downs and everything in between. Such is life isn’t it?
One of the things that has been on my mind through it all though is gratitude. This topic comes up a lot around Thanksgiving for most people but it really hit me hard in October. After having a friend suddenly pass away, and watching all the devastation from the fires and natural disasters, my heart aches, but I am also reminded how fortunate I am and life is too short to take anything for granted.
I am grateful of many things. I am grateful for my sister to have let me live with her while I transitioned to Sacramento and having a family I know will always be there to help me. I am grateful for my new house and all the new friends I have made in Sacramento who have made it feel like home. And I am grateful that I, buy nothing other then fate, found eXp Realty, my amazing real estate brokerage. They are an outstanding company changing the way real estate is done by empowering their agents.
I feel so lucky I just got to go experience eXp Realty’s convention in Florida in October because, oh my goodness, was it a blast! I met so many great people who have been very open, supportive, and inspirational in their success. They tell you if you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people. Well I definitely feel like I accomplished that on this trip and am very grateful for the relationships that I know will be more then just colleagues, and actually long lasting friendships.
What’s cool is that so many people are getting fired up about eXp Realty and making the switch to them. The company has grown from 4000 to almost 7000 agents in less then a year and is projected to keep on going, possibly doubling next year. And one of the other amazing features of eXp is they are an Agent owned brokerage and have stock that the agents own (which is also going up exponentially…probably as you read this!). Exciting stuff. If you want to learn more about eXp Realty, or have any real estate questions in general, feel free to give me a holler. I would love to share all about it.
So back to gratitude. Essentially, his is how I feel about the subject. There will always be sad and horrible things that happen in this world. To you and to others. Sometimes it might feel like we don’t have a lot of control over the things that happen, but there is one thing we can always control, and that is our thoughts and feelings. No matter what is happening, we can always focus on the positive and be grateful for something. Your family, a friend, the earth you are standing on or the air you are breathing. And you can live your life in a way where at the end of the day, someone is grateful for you too, because you have the ability to share your fortune with others, even if it’s as simple as a smile.
So I ask you? What are you grateful for? Take a moment to think about it and write it down. And if your feeling like taking it up a notch, start telling everyone in your life your grateful for them. Lets spread the love people! The more grateful you are the more amazing and serendipitous things that happen to you. (There you have it, the secrets out 😉
And with out further ado, I have one last thing to say. (Any guesses…I just told you to do it! 😉
To you, my loyal reader, client, friend and family, I am grateful for you. Thank you for being a part of my life’s adventure. Whether together we have laughed, learned, played, or worked, (or perhaps we will in the future :), you have been a part of my journey that has lead me to where I am today and for that…I thank you.
Until next time my friend, (which will be right after I have most likely eaten two plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, peas, yams, and string beans. Ohh…so excited!)
And if you missed my last newsletter, you can check it out here.
Below are some pictures from eXp Realty’s Convention in Florida!