It’s Difficult to Stay Focused…

Once upon a time I worked as a Realtor in Michigan.  I did that for about 7-8 years.  Then I took time off to do something else.  And now, I’m back working as part of the Lucy Ham Group team in Flushing, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.  But now I’m discovering something… I’m taking clients through lots of houses.  Lots of houses means that quite often, there are quilts on beds, quilts on walls, sewing machines sitting out, fabric stacked in corners…

What’s a Realtor who quilts supposed to do?  Focus, girl, focus.

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2016: A New Year of Change

Dear Hubby and I celebrated the end of 2015 in a glorious manner… Going to bed before midnight.  There is nothing special about that, as that is our usual habit seven days each week.  We watched the movie “Mad Max,” and while I didn’t totally understand it, it kept my attention and at least I didn’t fall asleep in the middle of it.  It did, however, scare our cat.

There is nothing wrong with habits… a routine can be comforting, and goodness knows we have a lot of routines in our home.  But there comes a time when the routine needs to be shaken up and stirred.  Thus begins our new year.

Dear Hubby has made a change in his work life as he gradually eases his way into retirement.  Oh, he’ll keep being the Woodworker/Refinisher, but in a different manner… a more relaxed pace.  I don’t see him ever stopping his love for woodworking… he loves to build furniture and experiment with design, and he is fantastic at that.  Just as quilting is a part of who I am, woodworking is a major part of who he is. How he creates and where he creates, however, is up for change.  It is a change that is both exciting and a bit scary.  I think all things new and unknown have a tendency to be that way, don’t you?

2015 found me leaving one job that was very stressful and returning to a career that I found exciting some 7-8 years ago.  I joined a real estate team in town that I have the utmost respect for, and am surrounded by like-minded people who are supportive, fun, full of integrity, and faithful Christians.  That is important to me.  My schedule is somewhat set by me, and I love the freedom it offers.

There is a possibility that Dear Hubby and I will be moving into a different home.  It is exciting, yet a little unsettling, as nothing is written in stone. I love to dream, and am envisioning various new kitchen designs, hardwood floors, a big sliding glass door, and so much more.   Time will tell if they come into fruition.

I think for 2016, the word that best seems to set our goal for the new year is FLEXIBILITY.  How about you?  Do you have a word in mind that could be a focus for 2016?

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!