Thursday, July 28, 2005

Feels Like Hell

Ay caramba! It's been hot as hell this week! The heat index has been 116 degrees, but it feels much worse.

You would think that after living in Charleston my entire life, I would be used to this heat and humidity, but the truth is it's torture every summer for me. I HATE hot weather! This is definitely one of the hottest days I remember, though. All I can do is hang out in my office all day with the fan right on me. On top of that, the heat completely drains all my energy, and gives me that all over yucky feeling. I think I'm ready for the fall now.


Monday, July 25, 2005

Doomsday Is Near

Two weeks and counting, and then....

dum dum dum.......the moment of truth!

I have my real estate class exam in two weeks, and this is killing me. I'm still trying my best to keep up, but am doing the best I can. Next week I'll be meeting some brokers and learning about different potential companies to work for.

Really, I want to make sure I can pass my class first before I start talking further, but I guess I can at least learn about how different companies train and pay their agents.

I think I'm going to go ahead and break down and pay $50 for an 8 hour intensive test review class. Shit, I need all the help I can get. I hope it will help me get through this exam on my first shot. We shall see!

...I'll keep you posted...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Baby's First Picture

ultrasound9w What an exciting morning! Kevin and I woke bright and early to make it to my 8 a.m. appointment. Today would be our first day to see the baby.

I have to admit that although I'm happy about being pregnant, I haven't been really "excited." I just don't feel pregnant, really, and sometimes forget I am. All that I've had to go by is reading my week by week progression of the baby's development. But seeing the baby today made me feel differently.

They had a little bit of trouble at first finding it, as it was hiding in the corner "squished." Notice the cramped living space...But once we did find it, it was happily dancing away. It's amazing to see this little living life inside of you, moving about. Also, we were able to see the heart beating, and heard it as well for the first time. This was absolutely the most amazing sound to hear, and I immediately became very emotional. Even Kevin became teary-eyed.

I have a new, more accurate due date...February 11th. I'm 9 1/2 weeks along; not 11. Finally today, it's hit me...

Today I've begun to feel my first joys of motherhood.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

I'm So Money

Oh, thank goodness! I sold a motorcycle yesterday, and got a car sold today! I was needing that...

Friday, July 08, 2005

Summer School

Originally uploaded by xosunnydaysxo.

I have been so incredibly busy and tired all week! I finally started my real estate courses at CTAR, by the airport. I've got about 1 month of learning the legalities about real estate, before being tested on my knowledge. If I pass, I will take my state exam, and hopefully earn my temporary license.

I've been starting my days at 7 a.m. to take class and getting to work at 1 p.m. Work has been very hectic (in a good way $$$), and by the time I get home, eat, shower, unwind, and study, I'm a complete zombie. The quickest I can get to bed is 1 a.m., and the next day...repeat...phew! Luckily, I won't be doing this for too long.

Since I've never been exposed to selling real estate at all, this has all been like a completely different language. I must admit that it is pretty confusing and difficult, but I am trying my best to keep up. Hopefully I will catch on soon. It's good to know that that I am not the only one feeling this way: only about 30% of the people PASS the test. Jesus!

I hope this works out, as I really am interested in giving this a shot. For now, I'm just going to worry about passing the class, then pass state exam, then worry about succeeding in the business, itself. One step at a time...