I don't know about the rest of ya'll but I am the kind of person who rarely ever gives up easily. When I make up my mind to do something I pour my whole self into it. Road blocks can get in my path and if I can't figure out how to work with the problem, can't go around it I will climb over it, dive under it or knock it down take it out completely!
After bringing our computer back from the blue screen of death and letting out a scream of frustration that all my research, ads and a good part of my notes are all GONE. Then facing the pathetic ugly truth of our money situation, I sat down and bawled my eyes out. I then gave way to a wave of depression and walked around here like a zombie for a few weeks.
All I could think was,'I can't do this I just can't! the money isn't just tight there isn't any! We need to take care of this and we need this stuff soooo desperately! Everyone is right this is a pipe dream and I am wasting time chasing it.'
After filling out some more applications and getting, 'your too educated, were under a hiring freeze, you have been out of the work force for too long.' bla bla bla bla AHHHHHHH!!!!
I got good and angry. I don't want to work at those places any how I want to build my own REI business it just seems so impossible!
So I called my best friend in Oklahoma and totally unloaded all my problems, hopes, fears and after a good amount of bawling she said, 'You are the strongest, smartest most capable and determined woman I know. If there is a way you will find it.'
A few days later my mom stopped in for a visit and the end result of that conversation prompted me to say what I am always telling my children, 'you will never know unless you try.' All I can see in our future is more and more debt getting worse and worse with no light at the end of the tunnel. Why not buy a flash light? So I did! I joined the Success Academy!!!!
Now I am working on finding other REIers and networking with them to get some cash flow going here! There don't seem to be any close to me but I don't see that as a problem its a challenge!
Come hell or high water or in the current case several blizzards I WILL SUCCEED AS AN REAL ESTATE INVESTOR!!!
You can't save the world but you can offer a hand up to a few along your way.