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Private Lives, Feminism & Dumpster Diving

We all have public, private and secret lives. Every. Single. One of us.

So what does it mean to know someone? To know someone? To know someone? What does it mean to know yourself? It’s amazing how much time we spend trying to figure ourselves out. It’s amazing…but it’s not crazy.

There is so much that we’re exposed to now that didn’t exist before (or if it did, we never had access to it) that we are constantly having to reconcile new information with who we are–with our construct of ourself.

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Life After Real Estate

A great conversation is often ignited by a simple question and always fueled by curiosity. Really, it doesn’t have to be profound. It can be something like:
“Do you miss selling real estate?”

Evan asked me that. Big freakin’ deal. It wasn’t the first time (nor merely the 56th time) I had been asked because after 20 years of a successful career — any career — it’s not common (or smart?) to pack up and leave the business of your own volition. For some reason, however, the way Evan asked, with her inquisitively narrowed eyelids squished around focused eyeballs, made me know that she was really interested in the answer. Or maybe it was becauseRead More

The Benefits of a Leaping Life

Thankfully, I have done a lot of stupid things in my life so leaping away from a 20-year and highly successful real estate career to get out on thin ice, test my hypotheses, and re-discover my inner “creator” is not the dumbest thing I have ever done. Some days I wonder. Most days I toast myself with a delicious adult beverage and thank my good fortune that I was brave enough and able to take that leap.

Let’s face it, no matter how much weRead More

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