I Wouldn't Change a Thing

The past month has been incredible. I knew that joining the Go Reality Show would change my summer plans some, but I never realized how much it would change my life. Not only did my short term goals change, but I started thinking about my long term goals more. Maybe it had something to do with leaving my 20's behind, but I attribute a lot of it to Go.

My biggest obstacle has always been myself because ultimately, it's me and only me that decides my destiny. Having realized this, I still found myself in sort of a rut. Things were going ok, but I always knew that I needed to take things up a notch. I was having trouble taking that first step.

It had been a while since I had seen my friend Jenn, so I shot her a text asking if she wanted to meet up for lunch. After exchanging a few text messages, we decided to meet that week at The Rockford in downtown Raleigh. This is when I found out about the Reality Show.

I had mixed feelings after checking out the link that Jenn had given me. It seemed like a good idea, but lacked.... well... a lot. Beyond the initial ideas that were detailed in the blog, I had no idea how this reality show was going to work. My main concerns were scheduling conflicts with work and the commitment that was needed in such an endeavor.

It only took me a day or so to decide, but I was still hesitant. I am so glad that I put my reservations aside, stuck to my gut and went for it. It was the best decision I had made all summer.

I couldn't have had a more fulfilling August! I started and completed my Pre-Broker's Licensing Course and passed the class exam. I also got to meet numerous inspiring and supportive people including the team at Go, our awesome instructor, Kim Frye as well as our guest speakers, Sheri Moritz and Meredith Oliver. But most importantly, it has brought me even closer to my family. It was too easy for me to get caught up in everyday life and I found myself forgetting to keep in touch with those closest to me. My parents now regularly read my blogs and my siblings even created a Team Nam page on Facebook. I was surprised to get an email from my dad the other day stating that he hadn't seen a blog from me since August 23rd. Thanks for the reminder, Dad. I had completely checked out after the exam last week.

So Jenn, thank you for telling me about this opportunity. If it wasn't for you, I would have never gone on this awesome adventure. Jim, your enthusiasm and positive energy are contagious. Thank you for taking a chance with me. I hope to make you proud! Zach, your people skills are killer and I love your blog posts. Thanks for your guidance and encouraging words throughout this adventure. It has helped more than you know. Kevin, and everyone at Go - the support has been amazing. I couldn't have done it without you guys. The feedback on Facebook has been phenomenal. You guys have gotten me through class and the first exam! I'm excited about working with everyone after I get my license! To all my loyal friends - Thank you. I am so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. Through thick and thin, you guys are always there for me. And of course, my Phamily. Your opinion always means the most to me, so all the support I've gotten from you guys has been especially encouraging. Hopefully I will be passing the State Exam soon and we can all get together to celebrate!

We are one month in and I couldn't be happier. This has been and continues to be such an awesome experience. I am so excited about the future and all the possibilities that it holds. Thank you to everyone for following me along this crazy journey. It's had it's ups and downs, but you know what? I wouldn't change a thing.

- Nam

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