A few years back while being interviewed for a listing, we were asked how we had made it this far. We weren’t sure if they meant as wives, as friends or as business partners but regardless, our answer was the same; we are too stubborn to fail. We knew it wasn’t quite as simple as that but maybe it was.
Dyan celebrated 20 years of marriage in July, I celebrated 19 years last month and Oct 1 will mark 12 years that we have been selling real estate as a team. For anyone who is married, we don’t have to convince you what an accomplishment two decades really is. It’s not always fun or easy and sometimes it’s downright painful but is it worth it – you betcha it is.
It goes without saying the last couple of years has rocked everyone’s world. Not just globally but also locally. Emotions ran high as we all navigated the “not so normal.” As if sheltering in place wasn’t challenging enough, we also had to learn 5th and 6th grade math and let me tell you – they don’t carry the one anymore. We saw relationships fall apart, dreams crumble and so much desperation in the people around the world. We also saw triumph over adversity, revelation and restoration in faith. I can’t say we could have ever prepared for the events of late, but I can say I am darn proud of how we have weathered the storm.
As iron should sharpen iron, so much goodness has been revealed in these tumultuous times. We are saddened to see the division in our country, primarily out of fear, but remain hopeful that everyone will continue to see that we are all in this together and so being nasty when someone doesn’t agree with you is in nobody’s best interest and will only exacerbate an already wounded nation. Champion each other, protect your relationships and acknowledge the strife within your communities and refuse to engage in it. The cracks let the light in so be the light.
Thank you for supporting us, for adjusting along the way to the new normal, even when that meant we had feuding siblings in the background because one of them “looked” at the other wrong. We are determined and we are grateful for our village of people who have acknowledged us for our roles as wives, friends and mothers knowing we are doing what we do and rising to the occasion no matter how disheveled we may appear on arrival.
Whether you’re looking for a partner, an employee or even just a friend we would encourage you to set your sights on the ones who are too stubborn to fail. It may mean you have some tough conversations in your future but trust me, it’s so worth it in the end. It’s like the old saying goes, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”