I took a last minute trip to Cabo San Lucas this weekend to take in some gorgeous views, sun, and amazing food. Sometimes it’s good to just take a few days to decompress and give yourself a break. I had never been to Cabo and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach was just what I needed for a quick getaway. The resort had amazing customer service and the atmosphere was refreshing. The staff all had huge smiles on their faces and appeared to be happy to be serving others. The room was a small one bedroom apartment with an oversized balcony that sat on the ocean. Needless to say, the sliding glass door stayed open all weekend to enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing into the beach.
I took time this weekend as I sat on the beach to think about the past, present, and future. I often am taken by surprise when people tell me they are proud of me or that I am killing it. I think to myself if only they knew what a struggle it was to get to where I am, what I still struggle with, and what I am still trying to accomplish. From starting off as a residential Realtor to then transitioning and helping start TopNotch Locating the past four years have had many highs and lows.
I still do not know how I am where I am today. I have probably had 124 nervous break downs (rough estimate) LOL and many days I questioned my journey. Anyone who is self-employed knows it’s a constant journey of being unsure. I want to make sure to show the good and the bad because it’s easy to stunt on Instagram and only post the good stuff happening. I feel like that’s not a good example for those who are currently struggling to achieve their dreams. It can be frustrating when you see others on social media living their best lives and rarely see the struggle it took to get them there. Let’s keep it real. Life is hard! The most inspiring people I listen to on podcasts every morning are the people who are honest about their journey and aren’t just putting on a façade that getting where they are was easy. My favorite podcasts right now are Side Hustle Pro and Dreams in Drive. Making it isn’t about the “things”. Making it is about feeling at peace with your journey. There were times, I watched old coworkers buy new bags every week while I was watching every dollar I spent. There were times I wondered if I made a mistake and should’ve stayed at the job I hated. I made sacrifices no one even understands so every time I hear “you really are killing it” I just shake my head. I often work on Sundays and sometimes way past 5PM. Do not let Instagram fool you that I am never working.
It is inspiring that our generation is obsessed with this entrepreneurial mindset. We are unique compared to any other generation by that simple fact. I just want to put out there following your dream isn’t always Instagram post worthy. The past couple years has shaped my character more than anything else. I thought going to college at University of North Texas full-time while working a full-time job and trying to finish real estate school was going to be the hardest struggle. I was wrong!
The biggest thing about making your dreams happen is to never give up. You will accomplish anything in life if you keep trying. You end up failing so many times you learn all the things not do to and eventually figure it out. Trial and error is a part of everything in life. I never had a top GPA and I have an unimportant degree that I never have used to get a job. I did have a vision though that I never gave up on. Chasing after your dreams isn’t for the weak. It takes a mentally strong person to deal with the roller coaster but after a while you begin to enjoy the ups and downs. I wanted to be able be creative with how I lived every day and I wanted to help others achieve that goal as well.
So I write this as I am sitting on a Southwest plane back from Cabo for a trip I booked on Wednesday. I had a crazy past two weeks and I wanted to go sit on a beach to clear my he ad. I deserve it. I am proud of everything I have accomplished because I sacrificed so much for this life. Don’t let these people fool you. This isn’t easy and there have been times I wasn’t killing it. I’m just like everyone else trying to chase my dreams I just learned a little patience in the journey.
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