The American Dream in the Midst of COVID-19

I’M AN OPTIMIST. I’ve learned I need to protect my spirit and other’s around me when we go through trying times. Be the positive voice. COVID-19 has been a reminder to me that I need to be that strong person. This pandemic we are all in together will be one for our history books, on line. Sure, I could worry. I have a mom who’s 84 (shhh), she’d kill me if I put that out there. I have son’s who are 19 and I don’t want them to get sick nor my husband, his daughter’s, his mother, etc. It’s true that we are all in this together. With that being said, cause that’s enough gloom and doom for me today, I have many things I am so thankful for and will quickly run back to my Optimism where I feel safe.

Unspoken words from my washing machine 

The other day while taking my time to do a load of laundry, I took notice of all the different cycles on my washing machine and how they could also represent times throughout our lives. Hot, warm & cold. Deep water wash, rinse, spin & energy saver. Heavy Duty, Bulky items, Casual, delicate, quick wash, soak & even a SOIL LEVEL. Smirking at that darn washing machine in all it’s wisdom, the one setting that stuck out to me the most was NORMAL. The normal setting we are saying will take place when things shake out after this pandemic. It’s actually being labeled as the “NEW NORMAL”. I was thankful for the time to do my laundry. I didn’t rush, throw it in, close the lid and run to do something more important.

My husband makes THE BEST coffee

My husband said to me over our 5 a.m coffee & morning news routine that you don’t hear about all the bad that happened over night anymore. The car accidents & accidental traffic death’s.  Violence, crime, missing children, politics,  and all the rest we used to hear in our “OLD NORMAL”. It was actually a shocking thought for me. That’s when I was reminded to look for the Silver Lining. In some crazy way there’s always a Silver Lining. Along with the tragedies of COVID-19 there are some beautiful changes happening in our society that will all add  to our “NEW NORMAL”. My optimism kicks in again.

I can’t find a cure for Covid-19 but I can help you find a safe home

I’m so very thankful for the beautiful home & wonderful neighbors that I have. Owning your own home and having a great place to live is nothing short of the American Dream. We are all remembering that now more than ever. I’m very fortunate to be a real estate agent especially in the year 2020. This will be a year of great change in how we work, do business and how we live. I feel that this pandemic will cause us all to take precious stock in our families and our home lives. We are being forced to stay home but realizing, as my home bound, scientist neighbor put it while he was taking an afternoon walk, “It ain’t so bad staying home”.

So, as we all weather this storm praying for our families health and working from home, I hope that you are able to find a small silver lining and find yourselves being thankful for _______.  (You fill in the blank). When the time comes in that thankfulness that you start dreaming of the American Dream, I’ll be here for you. I’d be so happy to help you find a beautiful house for you to make in to your own home. Take stock in The American Dream. It will be a big part of our “New Normal”.


Jacqueline Hoyt

Posted on March 28, 2020 at 9:58 pm
Jacqueline L Hoyt | Category: All things Real Estate

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