If you are like me, you have phases in your life that trigger reflection on the life you are choosing to live. You have highs where you are overjoyed & lows when you are a muddle of mush. Sometimes I wish I could shave off those highs & lows, be more 'average', but then I remember, that is what makes me me.
And for those of you that know me, you know I love hard, which lends itself to my peaks & valleys.
In the rat race of the holiday & the ending of another university semester for break & as we march into a new decade, I have caught myself reflecting more than usual.
Is anyone else doing this as well?
From career, to family, to home, to my dreams, they have all been considered in the last 10 days.
I am thankful for (in no particular order)
Whatever drives you, feeds your soul, and makes you excited for each day.....reflection helps you remember what that is.
If you are like me, remember to refocus your view to keep your 'thankfuls' in centered in the cross hairs of your lens of life.
Happy New Year's Day peeps.
Zwanziger Realty was fortunate enough to host a booth at the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival in Elkader this fall. We hosted a booth in collaboration with MSA Professional Services (civil engineering firm). And boy, did we have a blast!
Kids had 5 minutes to construct the tallest possible structure they could. 20 pieces of paper and their creativity were materials available (that is right, no take, staplers or scissors!). The winning structure was 42" tall.
Statistics for the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival in Elkader!
Below are a few comments from attendees;
Below is a link to the STEM festival report & a few pictures of our booth during the event.
Stay curious and keep exploring. Knowledge ROCKS!
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are thinking, URGH! It is over yet? How do I escape those that make uninformed decisions? How do I find calm?
That is my week. I am trying to search for sanity it seems. As usual, I over analyze & it got me thinking. Does our home calm me or stress me out? Or is there a specific place in our house that I find calming?
Portman's idea sounds grand, does it not? Or maybe too much to accomplish? Yet, while I was reading about her, I really started to ponder WHY she said this and HOW she is doing her part, even if its it small, for the world.
So, what does this mean for me as a REAL ESTATE agent? Well, lots actually.
1) real estate is about CONNECTIONS. By those connections, I gain knowledge about properties, communities, and clients, which results in trust being created. I can do my job better.
2) COMMUNITY BUILDING -- selling or buying a home impacts a community (more than just taxes!). Helping buyers become part of the community and sellers move to a new community is a process, and if nurtured, helps to build a stronger one.
3) DOING GOOD. I got a call this week from someone I did not know asking about apartments for rent to certain specifications, and I knew I did not have anything available. Rather than saying 'good luck on your search', I searched found some potential options matching their needs available & called them back. Their comment at the end of the conversation, 'I hope I get to meet you one day, you are a good soul.' My gain was simply helping another human, and that is PRICELESS.
4) PAYING IT FORWARD. As part of my commitment of to giving back, I donate a percentage of my commission to a local charity (of the seller or buyer's choice). The acknowledgement I get back have shared memories of my clients, which I have truly cherish.
5.) what is my 'community'? Any place I have a connection & sense of belonging. My kiddos school, my church, my university, where I socialize, where I live AND work. Places I can impact & impact me. Suddenly its more than just my address. Over the last year, Zwanziger Realty took part in a number of local parades, was a part of school and university functions, and even the Volga City Truck Cruise (sponsored tie dye and rock painting for kids while the adults looked at the trucks). I hope you see you at some of our community events this year!
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!