Maybe I should be embarrassed admitting this, but at 55 years of age, I'm astonished to discover that I've spent my entire life peeling the banana from the wrong end!
According to one well-known chef on a popular morning show, it's actually much easier to peel a banana from the bottom, rather than the top. Don't believe me? Give it a try.
"I've never sold a house before," one Buyer anxiously confessed. "My husband (wife, parent, significant other) took care of all of those details. I really don't know how to buy or sell real estate on my own."
No worries - I do! You're not on your own any longer, nor is this journey insurmountable. I'll throw on my trusty cape and fly in to help.Together, we'll take it one day at a time, one step at a time, one task at a time, until we've accomplished the goal and hung the "sold" sign out front.
"Just relax," my hairdresser said as she held my neck and rinsed my hair, "I've got you."(Thank you.)
In the hustle and bustle of life, I too often forget that simple message (none of us has to do this alone), but it's a powerful sentiment and one that bears repeating . . .
It's Baseball season once again and for the first time in nearly two decades, I won't be participating as an emphatic parent in the stands (that may be a good thing depending on your pov). Which isn't to say that I can't cheer on other people's children (I can, and do) but that it's an entirely different experience to watch your home team without your own sweet "homie" at the plate.
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 15 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.