At that point I had been working for PricewaterhouseCoopers a little over 4 years. I enjoyed the people I worked with, but my career path didn't really suit me. I wasn't excited about what I was doing, but I wasn't sure how to change it. I knew I wanted to make a difference in peoples lives. I also knew that working full time for a non-profit wasn't an option for me. I love volunteering, but I have a bad habit of getting emotionally attached. I would never go home. Therefore, I continued with my job and volunteered my time with a few great places whenever I could.
After taking the personality test my previous thoughts were confirmed. Did I have the head for numbers? Yes! Did I have the heart for numbers? Numbers don't even have hearts! Heck no I didn't have the heart for numbers! Why on earth would you "heart" something that could never "heart" you back?
During this year of soul searching Stephen and I also began looking for our first home. We had been in an apartment for 3 years and finally decided that we wanted to call Dallas home. The best way to do that was to lay down some permanent roots. It was during this time that I discovered I really liked real estate. At the time we were not using a REALTOR® and I was doing most of the home searching myself while still holding down a full time job. Talk about work? It wasn't until the end of the process that I finally gave in and found a REALTOR®. I immediately understood the value a full time agent brings to the table. She knew her stuff and was one of the best in the business.
I sat down and told her of my new love of real estate, my passion for helping people, and the desire to find a career that fit. She told me that if I was serious about the change she would support me 100%. She cautioned me that I would work harder than I ever had and that it had to be my full time career. So, I took the plunge!
During that time I learned a lot about myself. Stephen and I found our home sweet home and I found a career that feels like home. Thus, the name of my blog and my motto... helping my clients get to home sweet home!