Loves, Holidays, Goals- Quite a Lot to Be Happy About

Loves, Holidays, Goals- Quite a Lot to Be Happy About

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

Super excited because two of my closest girls and I are getting matching tattoos on Saturday. It’s going to be strange because we can’t go into the shop together, which is the best part, but COVID strikes again. We can’t put it off though because we’re doing it with my friend that’s moving to England in January. Anyway, I’ll drop a picture in the post next week and show it off.

Sterling has a great new nickname from school: “The Squirrel” because he’s a mess at all times. I like it. It fits.

I know a lot of you have been on the edge of your seat wondering if Bridger’s love has gone unrequited or if the lady is onboard. Well, folks, she likes him, too! I’m thrilled for them both. It’s pretty much the cutest thing. They talk a lot now and we’re going to get them on a Zoom call soon. Young love. Am I right?

Tag and I started the Miracle Morning! We’re starting our mornings right so the rest of the day falls into place nicely. We’ve been incorporating the six steps: silence (meditation), affirmations (statements about who I aim to be), visualization (I visualize my day), exercise, reading, scribing (journaling). We do ten minutes of each starting at 4:30 in the morning. It’s going well. I’m tired, but I think I’ll get used to it. Meditation is the hardest because not thinking about anything is really difficult. Focusing on your breathing is best, but still not easy.

I’m reading a book about Stoicism and it’s really interesting. It talks about how to avoid negative emotion and embrace the positive emotion: the quest for eudaemonia. The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber. Basically, it helps you to always express your highest self. There are tricks and tools to aid you and I’m really liking it.

I highly encourage all to read it because no one likes to be miserable and it truly helps you to see the brighter side. The trick is to find happiness with what you have and where you are. Imagine yourself without the things you have and how you’d feel. It will help with gratitude and appreciation.

Okay, remember a bit ago I was saying I’d like to start some permaculture stuff? Well, Tag has stolen my idea and he’s getting super into it and it’s great. He’s mapping out our property to figure out what he can grow and where. We watched a movie called Fantastic Fungi last weekend. It was really interesting. I mean, it’s no Sharknado, but they can’t all be, can they?

Between our permaculture garden and our seven egg-producing chickens, we’ll eat like vegetarian kings.

Realtor® Stuff

Work is slowing down because there aren’t many listings out there. I did just list a piece of land on Shadow Mountain, it’s over an acre. It has a bit of slope but nothing impossible to build on. There’s a sweet, little creek running through it and it’s listed for $75,000. Could be a great investment! The building process may be a bit tough, so professionals are recommended. Let me know if you’d like to see it.

Colorado still has low-interest rates, but I just heard that with the vaccine coming out, things may start to begin to look normal again mid-next year. So, if you can find a house, or want to refi, let’s do this.

Reach out (to me or your agent of choice) if you’re thinking about selling, no obligation at all. Just chat and see what your options are.

Realtorly Advice

I encourage you to check out the sewer lines before you buy a house. And, have a video made. I recently had an experience with this! If the sewer line has problems, ain’t no one gonna be happy.

Community Promotion

The holidays are coming! Check out Aspen Park Framing. I think they’re still taking holiday orders and they’re super impressive and will make a great gift this season!

Bad eyes? Want better eyes? Don’t want to go to an office for an eye exam? I’ve found an amazing mobile (COVID safe no waiting-room) Colorado Certified Optometrist and recent foothills transplant who has helped many NFL, MLB, and high school and college athletes get that competitive edge. She brings all the equipment to you. No insurance is taken, it’s a straight price of $250 for an exam, but $150 is donated to a cause helping those less fortunate get the medical and eye care they need. She’ll come to you and give you a safe eye exam from the comfort of your driveway. Due to the confidentiality of her former clientele and her newness to the area, she doesn’t have a website yet but if you are interested in making an appointment you can email her by clicking here.

And once you get those eyes fixed you might be surprised by what you see in the mirror so then you can head on over to CrossFit Conifer in Aspen Park! Recommend it. You’ll feel good and look good. A win-win. 

Goal Setting

Last week you figured out where your life needed the most improvement and journaled about it. Now check out what you wrote and focus on what needs to get done to improve that area of your life. What does your life look like when it all comes together for you? If you were happy with this area of your life, how would it be? How would you be? 

Next, pick three action items that will get you going in the right direction, toward your goal. Write ‘em down and concentrate. If you could only pick one of them to work on, which one would move the needle the most?

Buyer Needs

  • A vacant land lot with mature coniferous trees, 2+ acres, private, within 20 minutes (15 would be better) of civilization; $300k. Or; all of the above with a rustic mountain modern ranch home; up to $800k.
  • An ultra-modern home in Solterra walking distance to the clubhouse would be great. Up to $1.4 million-ish.
  • A top-of-the-line, open concept kitchen, dining family room in the Highlands Ranch area. Don’t want a mansion (under 5000 square feet) but are able to do $2 million+.
  • Buyer looking in Conifer, Pine, Morrison, South Evergreen area for a nice size home (2000+ square feet) with great internet. Up to $625k.
  • One of my best buds is looking for the impossible, (you know who you are, Lisa). Dream home in Evergreen for under $700k. Imagine the Biltmore.
  • Buyer looking in Pine, Conifer, Morrison area for a rustic cabin fixer upper. Well, and septic are kind of a must but we will look at anything.
  • (Found and Closing Tomorrow, yay!) Another best bud, looking in Buena Vista for a starter home. Great guy, a wildland firefighter, introduced my husband and me, so I kinda owe him. Ideally 3 bed, 2 bath for around $300k.
  • An amazing small business owner in Conifer, looking for a single-family home on a good size lot. Privacy is important, willing to fix up, must have a garage, ideally two separate living areas, and would like to be in the Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison area. Around the mid $400s. No HOAs.
  • Big home in the park part of Roxborough Park. A little area for their pup is ideal. Soaker tub and no tile countertops. Up to $900k.

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