It Ain’t Easy

It Ain’t Easy

As the Summer comes to a close, I am reminded about many moments in time. In August 2010, my husband of 7 years filed for divorce. In August 2011, I left Dallas and went to Austin. In August 2012, I didn’t get the job I wanted, so I moved into a small apartment in Park Cities and restarted my Real Estate business. In August 2013, I heard a heartbeat. In August 2014, I began a new life as a single mother. In August 2015, I decided to become a Commercial Broker and start a Property Management Company. In August 2016, … ???

I do know this is the calm before the storm though. After the Fall Term at SMU, I will have 9 more required credit hours and it is mapped out. Research Methods, Independent Study, and Foundations of American Legal Systems. I will take a few extra classes because I can.

Through this process I have acquired the necessary skills to volunteer my time at the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center as well as SMU’s Dispute Resolution Center. I mediate 1 – 2 cases a month between the two locations. I’ve been to Geneva and obtained a completion certificate from the University of Southern California for Arbitration. Four (4) more simple hours of property tax law videos and I can apply to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to be on their Arbitrator Registry for homeowners in the entire state who would like to dispute their property tax increase.

I guess what I’m really saying is adulting ain’t easy, but it happens. Life moves along. We must learn to be flexible, adaptable, resilient, and focused. It takes daily reflection. As I sit here typing, my tiny toddler is on my lap with his head on my shoulder, completely relaxed. I have the most hope filled heart I’ve ever had. It ain’t easy, but it is rewarding.

Good luck out there!

One response »

  1. I know it isn’t easy, yet you are an overcomer. We have seen you come through many obstacles, that would stop most people. We are so very proud “of” you, and “for” you. You are a brilliant realtor and mediator….yet, one more mention….you are an incredible mother to a precious little boy. Now that is success!!


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