My journey to becoming a licensed real estate salesperson has hit a delay....
Upon completion of my educational requirements last week, I started putting together my application to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) in order to get approval for taking the state licensing exam. Upon checking their website, I learned that they prefer all applications, both for initial licenses and renewals, to be made via their online system. Okay....I can handle that. But, the link to complete the application didn't work....and didn't work. I started to get pretty frustrated....
Finally, I got out of the licensing portion of the website and checked their homepage. (Maybe I should have done that first???) Big News! Their online system had failed....crashed....had MAJOR issues! Until further notice, all applications must be submitted on paper.
Aha! This would be why that link wouldn't work!
Apparently this has created total chaos and TREC is running about 4-6 weeks behind on processing paperwork. What this means for me ~ it will take that long for my application and education credits to be approved. I cannot sit for the test until this process is completed! I have been effectively put "on hold".
Oh, the frustration....with a little disappointment thrown in for good measure. I'm anxious to take that test and keep the ball rolling!
Oh, well....this just means that much more time for me to study and review for the Big Exam. I plan to use the time wisely. There is so much to remember, so I have a stack of 3x5 index cards and I'm going to make "flash cards"; and I'm going to review the math portion of the studies like my life depends on it; and I'm going to be able to spew out info (i.e., there are 43,560 sq ft in an acre) like crazy!!!
And, since I have at least another month to "cool my jets", I am going to enjoy the fantastic Fall weather! I am going to continue to going to my group exercise classes at the gym, trying classes at different times of the day in order to develop flexibility for when I am working. I am going to take time to finish up lots of little projects around the house and prepare for all the holidays that rushing towards us at warp speed.
And I will make time to slow down and enjoy this "respite"....curl up with a good book, breathe the crisp evening air, watch the leaves change colors and fall.
So, even the best laid plans hit a glitch now and then. This is just a part of the journey towards my new career. And it's going to be worth the wait when all is said and done!
Have you been stuck in a situation like this? Do you think perhaps this is all part of a Divine Plan to teach me a bit of Patience? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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