I had a 30 year career in the real estate industry, beginning in 1991 with an Agents license to list and sell property that eventually turned into administration. I first started as a personal assistant to 3 multimillion dollar top producing Brokers, then advancing to an Office Receptionist and then to Office Manger.
I have lived in many States, Towns and Cities ... having uprooted dozens of times in my lifetime ... a true roller coaster ride in every sense of the word ‘adventure’. See My Life Travels. Although it’s been amazing to have met people from all over the world, I am inescapably grateful that I and my daughters survived the ups and downs and twists and turns ... but more because they are so beautiful souls, strong and independent, successful and intelligent. They make this mother so very proud because they didn’t have it easy most of their growing up years. I am very blessed purely for their blessings.
Having been in Real Estate a great bit of my life, I was able to purchase 7 homes and resell 6 of them for profit ... having escaped ever having to pay rent again. Currently I am living in my 7th home, with no plans to be selling. See My Resume. In 2016 the time came to care for my mother and step father. I moved them from California to my home in Oregon. My step father passed away in 2018 at the age of 91. In January 2020 my mother went into an Assisted Living Facility where she lived a life among her own age and enjoyed until September 2022 when I brought her home. She turned 90 on December 21, 2022 and had a stoke in January 2023 where she spent time at a ReHab Center. She is back home and doing wonderful for her age and issues.
The experience of caregiving gave me a better understanding of aging ... and I dread it so! Yet, it is a reality each of us has to find acceptance ... and when you get there it comes clearer that aging is life’s greatest challenge ... the most depth of life’s happiest and saddest memories in all moments of times passing ...