Greetings fellow RTV providers and family. It’s been almost 10 weeks since you’ve heard from your Nova Scotia virtual tour provider, but I think of you often and know you’re “with me”.
I’d like to share a personal story with you. A story of hope, change and strength. I share this to motivate you, to inspire you and to remind you – to never give up.
10 weeks ago on Sunday night we had a house fire at our home. My right hand and leg were burned, trying to put the fire out. Most of you know, I prepare a monthly real estate magazine and my deadline to the printer was the following day. The printer was sympathetic and accommodating providing me with 5 extra days to submit my files. I finished my magazine in 3 days with one hand.
Thankfully, my daughter was not home at the time, but for the next 3 weeks she helped dress me, bathe me and sat by my side during numerous dressing changes. She has amazing strength.
Less than 4 weeks after the fire my fiance died suddenly and unexpectedly. Again I was at deadline time with my magazine. Again the printer accommodated offering extra time, which I did not take. Work was my solace, my comfort. I kept putting one foot in front of the other, concentrating on my responsibilities, refusing to let grief get the better of me.
My family and friends (including Jason) have been there offering support, comfort and understanding. A part of me would like to say “I couldn’t have got through this without them” but… in my heart I believe, that even if I had been completely alone – I could have. Strength is a choice I make every day.
We get to go home in a couple of weeks and there will be many changes. The house looks different, Shannon won’t be there and as uncomfortable as hotel living has been, I believe the reality will be inevitable once we finally step through those doors. I’m ready for that.
I spend my days (and half the night) working, and when I’m not, I’m reading/researching and considering new goals and ambitions. I follow the RTV blog and the Facebook page, and although I don’t have high speed to enjoy the webinars I look so forward to all the exciting changes in virtual tour software available and coming with RTV.
When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Remember RTV family, strength, perseverance and positive attitude is a CHOICE. No matter what happens – put one foot in front of the other, keep moving forward and look for the opportunities. 2012 is just around the corner and I have BIG plans, goals to accomplish and dreams to realize.
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