As we approach the 2020 holiday season, it feels like we are extra giddy about
the nostalgia of all of the familiar traditions. I’m sure you noticed that people
put up their decorations and lights earlier this year, and if you think about it,
I think it just goes to show you that people are all searching for ways to create magic
and spread kindness throughout their little worlds.
And it makes sense, right? We all totally were in survival mode for the better part of
the year. We need something familiar like the smell of grandma’s cookies that we bake
every year at Christmas or the tradition of decorating the tree with our kids no matter
how old they are. I know that personally, I enjoy playing Christmas music and dancing
around the house to the songs that have helped me welcome winter for decades.
Again, it’s the familiarity that brings me such a warm and fuzzy joyous feeling.
I am so proud to be a Dallasite, and a Texan, especially now. We are seeing droves
of people flocking to our great state looking for what they once had. Texas is an
entrepreneurial state made up of tech, energy, and dozens of other industries that
provide jobs and opportunities to its residents. If you are new to our state, please
remember why you have come here. Also, this is the perfect time to remind all Dallsites
to shop your local retailers who have struggled immensely throughout this ordeal and
that need our help now more than ever.
Looking ahead to 2021, I am choosing to focus on the word inspiration. There are so
many people I get to meet and see daily that inspire me. Take 87-year-old weaving
designer Hanne Vedel for example who has been creating rugs and upholstery without
skipping a beat throughout this pandemic. Her work is mesmerizing and she, like my
grandmother who is my number one inspiration, loves going to work every day. I really
would love to know someone that inspires you. Won’t you respond to this email and
share that story with me?
This new year is also going to be about learning how to be together once again,
and you know that I literally cannot wait. My life’s work as a realtor is made all
the more meaningful because of my interactions with my wonderful clients that I
get to also call friends.
As always, your referrals truly mean the world to me, and I
hope that each and every one of you is able to spend this holiday season safe and
healthy in a house that feels like home.