It’s a rather unique experience when a woman gets married and takes on her husband’s last name. I’ve spent the last few months changing over every form of ID, every credit card, every sort of account I have everywhere to reflect my new name.
When I was first starting, beginning with my social security card and my driver’s license, I felt like some sort of Mission Impossible music should be playing in the background, as if I was doing something rather covert or illegal. It just seems really strange to assume a whole new persona.
So, I’ve decided to make the best of it.
As you know, I started back in the real estate field about a year and a half ago, taking many years off after the market crashed. (My hat’s off to the die hard Realtors who stayed in the game, largely working foreclosures and short sales.) So, for the past year or so I’ve been focusing on laying the groundwork, getting up to speed on the changes and new technology available to real estate agents. But, I didn’t want to do too much marketing and establishing my brand since I knew my name would change when I got married last September.
So, now that it’s a new year, it’s time for goal setting and business planning and the opportunities are wide open. A business planning tool I was given has prompted me to think like it’s the end of 2016 and I’m looking back on all I’ve accomplished in 2016. That will help me focus on the priorities I need to focus on to make my goals reality.
So, I’m looking forward to a great 2016. I can’t help feeling that it will be very successful. Heck, my new last name has SELL in it and my new initials are MLS. How can I go wrong?
Have a GREAT 2016, everyone. And, please think of Michelle Sellgren when it’s time to buy or sell property. I’ll be blogging more frequently now so check back at www.MichellesCFL.com every once in a while to see what’s new.