“To simplify is about enhancing our ability to focus on things that really matter, to deliberately choose our priorities, and to refuse to let unimportant things take over the things of real importance.” -―
I have been praying for guidance as I feel that I am at a crossroads point in my life. I have been feeling overwhelmed, tired and stagnant.
Then a chance to simplify a little bit my life appears and I almost brush it off, ignoring it and continuing on the roller-coaster. When blessings happen sometimes it is easy to mistake it for inconvenience. Sometimes it is easier to want to continue with what we know instead of changing.
One of my tenants, not the one that recently was giving me problems, informed me that she is leaving. I immediately called the realtor about the next steps to rent it again. Last time I rented it out there was a bidding war so I know I can rent it easily.
After hanging up the phone it dawned on me that every time there is an issue I tell myself that I am selling it as soon as the tenant leaves. Now here is my chance, and I almost missed it.
I was not born to be a landlord. I fell into it and then I am told over and over how it is dumb for me to sell great properties. So I continued to keep them not to make a dumb move.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” ―
Of course I realize that having passive income every month is great. I realize that the tendency of that property is to appreciate. I realize that in a few years I would have the credit line I have on it paid off and the stream of income would be really sweet.
Even with all that on the table, I feel I made the right decision for me. I don’t have the time or energy to deal with rental properties. This tenant leaving is a blessing! It is my chance to start simplifying my life.
Once the decision was made I already felt light and free. I still have another tenant, but this is a great step in getting rid of excess stress. I have a lot to do now with getting it ready to sell and dealing with the management company and the realtor, etc, but I will do it all with a smile on my face as my mind and heart are on the ultimate goal of freedom from stress.
“Overcoming procrastination is not, I repeat, not about cramming additional work into your day . . . overcoming procrastination is about simplifying your life to make space for the activities that matter most.” ― Richie Norton