Quarantine and life goals

So, life is funny. When I started this journey and started documenting my journey through this blog I had very specific goals that I thought were going to be my “answer” to finding my true path, my perfect life. Well, now I see it’s just not so simple.

I started out thinking that I needed to quit drinking for good to find happiness. Well, for me that was not the case. I started out not drinking for a month. I did find I spent more time painting and doing yoga during this time, but I also spent less time socializing with my husband and did not see any of my friends. This really made me feel lost and bored. So, I decided to try drinking again, but in a different way. More on that later…

Then I wanted to simplify my life. To live a simple life. Quarantine has most certainly brought that to the forefront! Simple living has been kind of thrown in my face! In some respects it’s been great and I love it. It’s forced me to simplify, my business has come to a screeching halt and I’ve had the past month to really evaluate my personal and business lives. This has been a real process; a real eye opener.

Since being able to sell real estate feeds my family, my team and my employees I’ve been forced to act fast, to simplify many areas of my life in order to maintain the business while we are in this pandemic. No one knows how long it will last or how it will ultimately impact the housing market.

I know we will make it through and come out stronger, but in the mean time, something very important happened to me. I was forced to simplify and to do it fast.

The kids are home for the next 5 months because schools are shut. Business is very slow and my overhead is still high. Home budgets have been evaluated. It’s been a great time to cut back on many expenses. This has helped me toward my goal of over all simplifying.

But, on the other hand, this made me realize how I have taken so many things for granted and I can’t want wait to get back to normal life so I can go to our beautiful beaches each week (haven’t been in about a year!), bike in nature in the mountains when the leaves change color (my favorite annual trip I never have time for), plan the next epic family summer vacation…. see my friends and enjoy wine at sunset in my yard… you get the idea.

Life is to short to sweat the small stuff. Enjoy it. Cherish it. Don’t drink so much, take care of your health… all these things now make more sense than ever.

I’m looking forward to see where this takes me next. Life is a crazy journey.


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

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