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Setting Intentions For 2017

As 2016 draws to a close and I review the year, I’m pleased with how my real estate business has grown. I deeply appreciate all the loyal clients and friends who put their trust in me to buy or sell this year, contributing to a nice increase in my overall income. It was a year of learning more about bank owned property sales and the short sale process. I attended foreclosure property auctions at the Sanford courthouse and made connections with professionals in the renovation business.

For 2017, I believe it’s important to set some specific intentions or goals. And, it’s important to make sure you’re balancing that focus across all aspects of your life. That way you don’t neglect one part of your life in order to overly obsess in another. What those life aspects are depends on your definition. For me, it’s professional, physical, personal, spiritual and relational.

Professional Intentions

I love being a Realtor and I love learning. My next class will be in January to brush up on my Core Law. I’ve learned quite a lot about how to buy and flip properties, special financing available, estimating renovations/repairs and building a team of reliable contractors and subcontractors. I’d like to think of property renovation as a highly desirable form of recycling and I intend to tackle my first flip in 2017. It makes more sense to me to fix up a run down house and bring up local property values, over new construction. The environment is very important to me and so I’d like to incorporate healthy green or natural building concepts along with sustainable living home additions. I want to learn more about adding solar panels, a rainwater catchment systemcompost bin, backyard garden, chicken coop, home automation and more.

Physical Intentions

I won’t bore with you my annual New Year’s Resolution to finally lose weight. It’s much more than just shedding fat that I want to achieve in 2017. I’ll be 50 this year and I’d love to be able to say, “I’m in the best shape of my life!” Not just for vanity, but for strength. Strength is what my intention is for 2017. And so, I have already started being a more regular fixture at the local LA Fitness. I’m incorporating weight training along with cardio sweat sessions. Plus, my husband and I FINALLY bought some sweet bikes from Orange Cycle in Orlando and we LOVE riding the Seminole Wekiva Trail near our house in Altamonte Springs. Besides physical fitness training, I intend to take some self defense training. This coming year I plan to achieve proficiency in using a firearm. I know. It doesn’t seem like something this peace loving hippie would do, but in view of the world today, I’d rather be able to defend myself and/or others than be weak and defenseless.

Personal, Spiritual and Relational Intentions

These aspects of life are closely intertwined. It is my intention to be as conscious and present as possible as I continue to discover what is really important to me. I truly love the diversity of the American melting pot and will do what I can to protect people, animals and the environment. I intend to be an example of enlightened living and an ambassador of love through my actions. As Jesus said, his true followers can be recognized by how they love, and I hope to do Him proud. I want to inspire others to be leaders and defenders, to step up for love in their own personal sphere of influence. I will express this personally in 2017 through the subjects of my original art, activism against water pollution in Florida, and community volunteer projects through my Meetup group, Step Up For Love.

I encourage you to write down some intentions for 2017 for yourself and let’s compare notes again next year at this time! I wish you a wonderful holiday season, whatever your traditions and beliefs are, and a blessed new year. If I may be of service in any way, please feel free to call my cell any time, 407-236-6559. Follow me on Facebook!