Does anyone else wake up these days with a sense of dejá vu? Like you’ve lived the exact same day over and over again? A friend of mine called the other day. He asked me how my wife and I are doing and I replied, “Oh, we’re fine. I just feel like I’m living out that movie Groundhog Day.”
My favorite quote from that movie is when Phil says, “Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.” I thought about that movie again this morning when I woke up. That feeling of, “Oh crap! How long is this going to last? I’m so ready for this to be over with.” I’m sure we all feel that way.
Honestly, though, I do feel very blessed that at least I have control over my business. It’s probably the main reason why I got started in real estate. I was tired of someone else controlling my time and income. Friends of mine have been temporarily furloughed and they don’t have a paycheck coming in, so I’m grateful I am not in that situation right now. My team is still making a few sales during this time and we have closings lined up through May and even a couple new construction build jobs that will be completed in September. Real estate and life do go on during a pandemic.
I also still believe we have it pretty good here in America. As much as we complain, this is still a great country and we have so many opportunities. I thought it was hilarious at the beginning of this pandemic that Americans rushed to buy up all the toilet paper. That just goes to show you how spoiled we are. Now I’ve heard the stores are running out of hair dye.
I feel like everyone is getting a little stir-crazy but we just have to hang in there a little longer. I personally feel like our economy will spring back to life pretty quickly and very soon, most people will have forgotten all about this. My hope is that some people will now realize they need to save a little more money and also not take so much of their life for granted.
I’ll leave you with another quote from the movie when Rita says, “Sometimes I wish I had a thousand lifetimes. I don’t know, Phil. Maybe it’s not a curse. It just depends on how you look at it.”