Living the American Dream… the societal norm says as soon as you graduate high school you should get out of your parents home, go to college, find a job, get married, buy a house and a car, have children, and live happily ever after. Once you have done these things you are living the American Dream. Aren’t you?

Well, several years after purchasing my first investment property IN PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, I woke up one day and asked myself “who am I?” I felt as if I were living someone else’s life. I didn’t abide by all of the norms associated with the American Dream, but I had come pretty darn close, however on occasion veering off and taking the road less traveled. With this realization I decided it was time for a change. It took 3 years, but I finally sold my investment property although at a huge lose financially.  The process also took an emotional toll on me for which I was not prepared. The most important thing for me was that I could and would move on, move forward, start fresh, and redefine my reality, redefine my normal.