Life is busy. Life is full of choices. I have been going through this process of trying to make a living from what I am passionate about, and I am very confident that I am heading in that direction… but WHY can’t it all happen NOW! Those who know me know that I am not a patient person & I never have been. I want what I want and I want it yesterday! Not in a spoiled brat kind of way, more in a “this is amazing and I cannot wait another second for it to happen!” kind of way. Unfortunately this has resulted in a few bad choices along the way… but I’m learning ;-)
Here is my frustration. I want to educate myself more in the Real Estate and/or Interior Design world. While I feel a natural kind of instinct in these areas, realistically if I want to make a living and be ultra successful I have to learn about the industry and be just as or more knowledgeable than the other guy. So I have been looking at programs and schools and correspondence courses and it all takes so much time!
An Interior Design program is at least 2 years, a Real Estate Agent program is about 1 year but if I understand correctly it takes quite some time and a somewhat hefty investment to become established. I don’t think that 1-2 years is an unreasonable amount of time to further my education and experience, but I am on the fence because I would have to somehow continue to develop PinkWorkBoots and continue to perform with quality and dependability at my other jobs.
Plus, I have just finished paying off ALL of my debt and it’s the funniest thing… I don’t want to spend money! How crazy is that!?! I have been quite enjoying doing these projects and spending other peoples money. If I decide to go back to school or take a program, I have to spend my money. Too bad I can’t earn credit by spending hours and hours watching HGTV :-p
Throughout this somewhat frustrating thought process I have kept one thing in mind – “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” Tony Robbins
I am certainly determined – I guess it’s time for the massive part of the action.
Apart from all of these choices, I have also been busy making lots of other choices over at the condo! We had our Realtor come in for an appraisal and it went really well! Better than we expected in fact – be sure sure to check back this weekend for the update :)