This is a little scary. I’ve thought about writing a blog for a long time (come on, who hasn’t?), but being in the throes of an already busy life, I worried that the guilt over not posting regularly enough would consume me. I already have plenty of worries about the things I should be doing better - I don’t clean my car often enough. I don’t take the dog on long enough walks. Many nights I feel terrible about rushing through the kids’ bedtimes. Adding one more fixed, ongoing obligation seemed to be a threat to my undoing. I worried I would have nothing to say and the days would stack up without posting. And then somewhere I stumbled across that question that I had seen hundreds of times before - but this time it hit me and actually resonated. “What would you do if you didn’t worry about failing?” So this is somewhat of an experiment - it is so tangible - my only reason not to write a blog is because I’m afraid I will fail at it. Now lest you think not failing at writing a blog is my biggest stumbling block in life, I want to assure you that I have bigger fish to fry in this department. Having said that, this whole blog thing is a great test case/experiment in not worrying about potential failure. So, game on. I’m calling it 500 Notes from the Field. I figure I can write 500 posts, and my goal is for it to take fewer than 5 years. I know - I just did the math too! That’s 100 posts a year! Yikes. But the good thing about it being that many posts is that I figure my reading public (hey, mom and dad!) will manage their expectations appropriately. Some posts will be for consumers of real estate, some will be for purveyors of real estate, and sometimes I bet I’ll run out of things to say about real estate and I’ll talk about other things. So…. Here goes. And if you have any ideas for future posts, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a note - would love some help.
500 Notes from the Field