Most of the time I manage to be pretty positive. I’m a firm believer in the “don’t borrow worry” school of life. Worrying about the ‘what if’s’, doesn’t achieve anything other than to add stress to an already stressful situation. My last sales were in August and I have nothing in the pipeline, which is concerning. We are good for now, because the three sales in early August have filled up the pot, but if I don’t get something soon, I’ll be in trouble. This said, I’m working hard and doing everything I can to move forward with my Real Estate, so I’m not going to worry about it too much.
Overall, I have a fairly positive outlook on life. Then there are days like today. Today I am all about “Why me?”. I mean seriously. I see so many of my friends who are Stay at Home Mothers, their husband out working, and they are happy, they have nice homes and go on vacations and spend their life in Target or out drinking coffee and having breakfast with friends. Not a worry in the world…. well, not a big one. Me? I get a sick husband and I get dumped into the ocean and told to swim, having done nothing more than paddle in the shallows all my life.
However, I’m swimming. I’m doing okay. I have to remind myself that for every person who is lucky enough to be staying home taking care of their family and making a home, there are likely many more who are out there working two jobs to make ends meet and keep food on the table. I have to remind myself that I was lucky enough to be in that role for 15 years, and then I remind myself that if only I had been out there working towards a career that whole 15 years, life would be a whole lot different right now. But again, should have’s and could have’s don’t achieve anything. I have to focus on now and what I can do now to help for the future. I’m doing the Real Estate and I’m now also working towards a career in Insurance. If anything I have too many choices! Oh, to be so lucky, right?
So, instead of lamenting on how unfair life is, I try and lift myself up by telling myself how lucky I am that I am smart enough and that I do have the capacity to do this. That I can work in Real Estate and Insurance and make enough money to keep food on the table and support my family. Some people aren’t that lucky.
Still…. some days are harder than others.