Tessa and I have been so blessed and fortunate to be able to go into business with one another. We have a passion for many different things but one that overlaps is renovating and restoring homes. On our last project we got involved in there were many new territories we climbed, jumped and crawled out of that we hadn’t experienced before. The entirety of the project was something we will look back on and be thankful for the experience but during it we groaned with pain many days. We leaned on the Lord many days asking for strength and wisdom to preserver through and thanked the Lord many many times once the project was finally done, completed, over with and put to bed.
Through doing home renovations we have learned there is never a guarantee on everything going as expected. With that said, deep down in my thoughts, I have a mindset everything will obviously go as I planned with scheduling, budgeting and construction. Oh my oh my how I was completely humbled on this one.
I thought we got a really good deal on our last property when we signed the contract. I think it began to make more sense pretty quickly why we got that “good deal”. Between undisclosed issues, permits on the house, attributes of the property and lastly location I was in for more than I bargained for. It took a few months of things piling up for me to realize. “Hey, maybe everything we touch doesn’t just turn to gold”. At the end of the day, you know what? I’m ok with this learning experience and chance to grow. Those sayings, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ or ‘iron sharpens iron’ or ‘pressure creates diamond’. This experience although tough and grueling has helped refine and grow Tessa and myself. For that I am proud.
Be courageous and put yourself out there in something you truly enjoy doing. Whether it is for a hobby, job or investment just go for it. Do your research, plan for what you can expect and know you will hit rough waters. Grow from those moments and continue on. The next time you jump into your passion, you will be better off for it and continue to push farther than before.
Make a name for yourself and don’t sit back waiting for someone else to take hold of your dream.
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