“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.”
Hey- I’m Chelsea!
and I’m your Realtor®.
I didn’t always know I was going to be a realtor. In fact, I didn’t even consider it for, ohh…96.4% of my life thus far.
In high school, I worked at a bakery/coffee shop, an accessories store, and I worked as a freelance graphics and web designer. I never wanted to go to college. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I knew it probably didn’t look like a desk or being told what to do.
I have lamented that part of my personality and path for many years. It would have been so easy to just go to college, get my degree, get a secure and well-paying job. And, I just couldn’t. I tried and tried. I made good grades. It wounded my soul. I wanted to make a difference. I kept feeling pulled away from the formal classroom no matter how hard I wanted to force myself to just do it.
I found myself in retail. Everything from management, buying, marketing, merchandising, customer relations, clienteling, and the paperwork. It was a dream. Nothing lit me up more than helping a woman who walked into my store that needed help knowing what to wear to a wedding and how to feel confident in herself. I could dress her up in merchandise I had procured and displayed. It was meaningful. Yet, there weren’t enough of that customer to keep me going. It was no longer interesting to me to sell yet another pair of over-the-knee brown boots and the bag to match.
I wanted to make a greater impact.
2011 vs. 2013
(2019: somewhere in between.)
I dabbled in personal training and managing a gym after transforming my own health and body. I loved helping people do the same…and somehow it wasn’t enough either. I knew I was once again in the wrong place. So, I went back to retail for as long as I could. When I couldn’t do it anymore, I decided I would leave retail, go back to school, and wait tables (the #1 college job.)
I was finally ready to pursue a dream.
I was taking my core classes while working at the restaurant…and pet/house sitting…and working freelance as a personal assistant. I had a pot on every burner, so to speak.
Then, I was involved in two car accidents three months apart and suffered two major concussions that affected me in ways it would take almost a year to fully realize. I was finally in college and enjoying it, and I wasn’t going to be able to finish. Not any time soon, anyway. I was devastated. I went through a major identity crisis. Who was I after all?
I thought I had nothing left. Was I just going to be stuck waiting tables and managing a restaurant? Was that all there was left for me? Had I squandered away my time and potential? Was a restaurant so bad? How could I go back in time and change everything?
I did some soul-searching.
I ran into an acquaintance who mentioned he had just gotten his real estate license. And out of nowhere, I said, “Oh really? I’ve been thinking of doing that!” And in an instant I wondered, “Gurl, what?” and “OMG THAT’S THE ANSWER.”
The stars aligned. The dots connected. Everything made sense. Every skill I learned in business, customer service, sales, operations, personal trial, and even heartbreak had a purpose: to help others fulfill their dreams and follow their path.
Everyone needs a place to live. Real Estate gives me purpose. I can fulfill my deep need to help others. I can utilize my sales skills. I can put my best problem-solving to work. I can contribute to the world and my community in a meaningful way. I can be my own boss. I can put literally everything I have ever learned to use.
That’s how I got here.
How I can help you get where you want?
2019: LIVING MY DREAM
...is to help you make the best real estate decisions (you know, based on your goals.) In reaching my goals, I created a worksheet to help me put all the pieces together. I'm sharing it with you for free so you can reach your goals too.
You see, when you can get to the core of a desire—you get to the gas that runs the car. The car won’t quit as long as there is gas. And, it will never start until it has the gas. So we have to find out what it is that fills up your gas tank, and then we have to constantly make sure there is enough gas in the car to keep driving. It's easy!