Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Update & Miscellany

On the job front...
I am going to be working with another agent as well as Mary starting next week! Bruce is a top agent here at Prudential and I will be working with them each half-time. I'm excited about this change, especially because it gets me moving forward on one of my New Year's goals ahead of my deadline. I had wanted to alter my work schedule somehow by the end of February to be making more money and be more challenged. Done and done. I wasn't sure that the change I was seeking would still involve real estate, but I think this is the right thing for me. I'm lucky to get to live in a city I am in love with and work in a job that indulges one of my passions - people's homes. For fun, here's a photo of one of my current favorite properties listed in Montecito (not our listing!)... it's just around 7 mil and sits on Hot Springs Road.

Tutoring tales...
I have been tutoring a regular client of mine, Page, for almost 3 years now. As time goes on, she gets smarter, and me...well, I try. This girl is in high school now, so one subject in particular is really starting to fry my brain. Raise your hand if you're familiar with congruent triangle postulates or linear equations or parallel line theorems. Right. I never planned on tutoring in Geometry but the past couple months have found me doing it anyway, and it's some of the most challenging and rewarding ways I'm spending my time. Page and I busted through the afore-mentioned concepts and more this week as we prepared her for her final today. I would have done way better if we were working on an literature paper or Spanish exam, but I have to toot my own horn and say I did a decent job this week. There's nothing like having to relearn a math concept that you last looked at a decade ago and then explain it on the spot. No money I've ever earned felt as deserved as this, and no job has tested my intelligence as much either.

Mid 20s...
Googled this favorite phrase of ours the other day and found the exchange below on a blog.

A two-sentence post:
"I used to be in my early-mid 20s, but as of now I'm in my mid-20s. No new post today while I'm figuring this out."

Comment on the post:
Scott said...
"I'm currently in my early 30s and let me tell you- ENJOY THAT SHIT."

Well, Scott, I am.


Calista said...

Beep! Beep!

Lesley Miller said...


1. Love that you are still tutoring Paige because I think she's sweet.

2. I also will admit that yesterday, while at work, I googled "mid 20s + blog" my search didn't get my anything good. I love what you found!! wouldn't it be sweet if OUR blogs came up with that search term???

Megan Stichter said...

lesley totally stole my thunder of a list. I had my list in my head as I was clicking over to comment. boo!

anyway, that guy scott, perfectly noted. i WILL enjoy it, thank you. and so excited for you to start a new adventure with your job!!