Thursday, October 2, 2014

Then vs Now

Helene in Between Blogtober

When I grow up I want to be?????

I think the answer to this question changed repeatedly as a child. I wanted to be everything from an actress, singer, teacher, doctor, lawyer, president, veterinarian. I really dreamed about it all. The one that I always remember wanting the most though was to be a veterinarian. I loved animals, big and small, as a child. I was always "rescuing" animals from their natural habitat to take home and make my own. (My mom kept making me take them back, womp womp). I cared for everything...dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, fish, turtles, chinchillas, tarantulas. You name it, I probably had it (except for snakes, I am terrified of snakes). I just always thought that I would grow up and take care of all of the critters on the Earth. Then I found out that vet's have to put animals to sleep and I realized early on that I could never do that and not feel something terrible inside. So, there went that dream. (And let's be real, there is no way I could have stayed in college long enough to get a veterinarian degree. Four years was long enough for me).

What do I do now? Well, sell real estate of course. Not something that ever even crossed my mind as a child. Didn't even know that this was a profession until I was in high school. I love it though. Been doing it for about 5 years now. Not sure if there is a better feeling than helping a first time home buyer realize their dream of owning a home and helping them get there.

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  1. That's so cool you help people find their homes. That has to be an incredible feeling.

  2. I would love to be a real estate agent, except I'm terrified of the non-stability of commission and the bad working hours. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

  3. I think it's awesome that you're helping people find their dream homes. Isn't it funny how our dreams as children are so different from real life