Monday, May 19, 2008

Goodbye, John Hughes

Graduation season is well under way and in a sense, I will be graduating as well. I graduated from high school in 2000 and then from college in 2004. I have spent the four years between college graduation and now teaching high school Spanish. First, at a very well-regarded public school in Houston and most recently at a fairly new school in the suburbs.

My experience as a teacher has been invaluable. I've learned so much about people, handling tricky situations, anticipating problems, etc. Teachers wear so many hats: educator, psychologist, mother, sister, friend, counselor, comedian, entertainer, life coach, and so on. I have nothing but the utmost respect for teachers. Well, at least those who are in the profession for the right reasons and not as a matter of convenience.

I've always had a great rapport with most of my students and have found the career to be rewarding, but I have always yearned for something more. So, after four years of teaching high school, I will be "graduating" along with the class of 2008. Graduating from one profession to another. I've been very interested in real estate for as long as I can remember. It is something I've always wanted to do and the time finally feels right. I have secured a position as a realtor at a boutique company that specializes in high end properties and will begin this summer as soon as I obtain my license. I think it will be a great fit for me. I am both excited and nervous, but mostly eager to start my new career.

Seeing as how John Hughes is responsible for the greatest teen movies of the 80's, I am using him as my metaphor for my second high school experience. Monsieur Hughes, I bid you adieu, but don't you forget about me.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Paloma. You are taking a big step, but its important to follow your heart. I know you will do well.

SGM said...

Congrats, Paloma! This blog is a testament to how much you know about great style and beautiful homes. I predict lots of success!

Unknown said...

Thanks, ladies! That means a lot. :)

amy said...

Yea! SO excited for you! You are right, teaching is amazing, but way overwhelming and requires many different "hats at the same time. I resigned for next year too and it is sad, but feels great at the same time! Can't wait to hear about your real estate adventures!

Courtney said...

HOORAYYYYYYYYY FOR PALOMAAAAAAAA!
I wish you the best and know you will do so so well. You're driven, confident, organized and poised. But most importantly, you're a self starter. I sure wish my realtor had all of your qualities!

Unknown said...

Yea, Amy! I'm assuming you'll be staying home with your twins. I am so excited for you! When are they due?

Sheri said...

This is such exciting news, Paloma! You will have to message me with who you will be working for. We know a few of people in that market.

I have actually thought a lot about real estate myself, but there is just no way to really devote the kind of time it deserves to make money at this point in my life.

I really hope this takes off for you. You have the perfect personality for it. I think you may find you wear similar hats as you have teaching. :P

Brilliant Asylum said...

Congratulations. Think of all the beautiful homes you will get to see from the front line. Good luck!

I ♥ You said...

Congratulations Paloma! I think you will be dynamite in the RE biz! Best of luck to you!