Welcome to my blog. Or my brain dump...whichever this becomes.
I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with two loving, hard-working parents who instilled in their three daughters the belief that we could do and be anything we wanted. So that led me to trying so, so many different things! Although I'm not sure I became an expert in any of them, they certainly opened me up to some incredible experiences and incredible people.
After an idyllic high school experience, I headed "north" to Clemson University, where I would establish connections and a deep-rooted devotion that would grow even stronger over a lifetime. Who knew? I'm blessed to have come full circle after 30+ years...to follow my beloved Clemson Tigers and serve my beloved sorority chapter as an adviser. I'm particularly appreciative I can remain a "Florida Girl" and spend fruitful time, both personally and professionally, in Clemson. What a gift.
I married a man "later in life" (as they say) whose career ladder climb landed us in St. Petersburg, Florida. He had another life entirely before he met me, and he has wholeheartedly embraced my family, my friends, and even my sports teams, for which I am eternally grateful. He is always in a good mood, loves to try new things and see new places. And he takes a pretty good selfie (after a lot of practice), as you can see above. :)
Sports marketing/event planning captured my time, energy and heart for many years until it flat wore me out. A shift to the real estate industry as an executive director for a high profile land use organization, then marketing director for a developer, seemed as natural as it could possibly be. As I approached 55, what was left? A deep-seated tug to try my hand at sales. So this is the last hurrah...we don't want to work forever at our age, do we? And so far, technology, a network of contacts developed over time, plus two very special brokers who believe in me have gotten me off to a pretty good start.
What's your story? Whatever it is, it matters. It may not be perfect or what you thought it would be. But God is still in control and His plan is perfect. He keeps His promises. I lean on that every single day, especially when things don't make sense. Cheers, God bless, and Go Tigers!