I popped awake before the alarm sounded, with my mind already swirling.
As I fed the dogs and got ready for work, my mind continued to race. I had been researching and strategizing some systems of organization and marketing and business development over the previous weeks.
You know I adore strategy, right? And how I am attracted to that which is forward thinking, tech savvy, new and improved, flashing, and shiny? Yeah… so I couldn’t stop thinking and mulling and planning and… well, you get the idea. It was exhilarating.
I was eager to start the year off with everything in place. To pull it off though, meant giving myself a demanding deadline. I was running out of time.
Anxiety was starting to grab hold of me, so I was glad for the break this day would offer.
This day I would get to hand over the keys to a proud buyer. I held the keys in my hand, awaiting the final, official permission to pass them to the buyers. We’d been told to expect to receive that news at 10am.
Time passed, and it was nearly noon. The call still hadn’t come.
I called up a friend to join me for lunch. It did my heart good to pause, relax, and spend time with a good friend. Our time together was an oasis in an otherwise mentally chaotic day. (I’ll have to remember that the next time I feel anxious and my mind can’t stop racing…)
After lunch, the call had still not come, so I met up with my partner Eniko. I wrote some of my ideas on paper and passed them to her to see what she could do with it. When two people with two complete different skill sets work on the same project, an idea becomes a masterpiece. She gets it. I was relieved to not be alone in all of this. Our time together proved to be another oasis of rest from my mental sprinting.
After meeting with those two wonderful people, I was refreshed and ready for the rest of the day.
Finally, at 1:45, the call came. I could release the keys.
Luckily, the buyers had not been waiting for hours outside in a moving van, ready to unload. They’d been at work and hadn’t planned to move in that day. I can’t imagine how the day would have gone had they also been waiting eagerly for their keys.
I met with the buyers, and ceremoniously handed them the keys to their new home. They grinned and, for the first time, entered the house as its owners. They stood in the middle of the room, silent and sighing, just enjoying the moment. I savored the silence right along with them.
They thanked me once again, and I left them alone in their new home, glad to have shared that peaceful happy moment with them.
Now, refreshed from these quiet moments, I’m energized again to pursue my goals for the coming year.
… I can’t wait to tell you about those.
What refreshes you ?
Tina Plett, Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate