Let me first say that I am terrible at blogging. There are days when I don’t want to go anywhere near my computer. I really want this blog to be successful, and yet I am not doing what I should do to make it succeed.
I am not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I am a realtor in Tampa. Real estate is hard, hard work. In order to be successful, you have to make a schedule and stick to it. You also need a good coach, a source for leads, and money. Yes, you read that right. In order to make money in real estate, you have to have money to get started.
I have spent money I don’t have in an attempt to jump-start my real estate, and I have done okay. My first year I sold $2.5 million in real estate, but I was working for a broker that took most of my commission, so on paper, it looks like I made a great income, but in reality, I made barely enough to get by.
Since my husband baled on us, it is very hard for the boys and me from month to month, so I need this real estate game to pan out. The purpose of this information is to give you an idea of why I have allowed my blog to lapse. It was never my intention, but life does get in the way.
Now, back to business. I took my kids on vacation in July, and we had a blast. I even allowed their dad to tag along. We were getting along, and I thought it would be nice for the kids to see that side of us. Well, it did not last long. While the vacation went well and we were all smiles, the aftermath was terrible.
I can’t go into detail, but just know that I made a decision that I thought was best for my children and my financial situation and it BACKFIRED! The good thing is that it was really a great thing. Even though there was some drama involved, it all played out to my benefit.
What I mean by this is, I found out that the decision I made, in the beginning, was the correct one. Also, the doubts that I had about reconciling with my husband were validated. I paid a high cost for this validation, and I have not yet decided if the return on investment will be met, I am content.
So, what have I been doing lately? Other than working, I have been in football mom mode. If your kids play any sports, you know what that means. Saturday’s are a thing of fiction. Early mornings and some late nights due to practice and meetings. That being said, I LOVE IT! I love supporting my boys and their sports endeavors.
This year, my oldest son is playing for his middle school, instead of the Pop Warner league. This has been an eye-opening experience, as he literally put the school on the map. They only won1 game, but they have not won a game since 1988. Not only that, he scored a touchdown in every single game except 1.
That is significant considering the team has not scored a touchdown in a game since 2014. Braeden was a true asset to the team and really enjoyed the experience. He has also decided that we really have to select his high school carefully, as he wants a school with a great academic and sports team. In other words, we may have to go private.
My youngest played for Pop Warner, and it did not go well. Each year the politics of this league seem to get worse and worse, and the best players suffer at the hands of the coaches kids. That being said, I am taking my time, making sure that I find the best school for the boys next year.
So tell me, what do you guys think about organized sports leagues? Do you experience what is known as “daddy ball”, where all of the coaches kids get the most playing time and the other kids get their minimum playing requirement and nothing more? Let me know your thoughts on this issue.