So it's true what they say about "taking the girl out of New Orleans..."
As a young college student I had big dreams of living in New York, maybe D.C. with some job that of course would allow me to live in a home much like those here in New Orleans. Then I met a boy...
Long story short I married said boy and we moved to Houston. The only saving grace for me was exploring neighborhoods and admiring the different home styles in the area. My little apartment left lots of room for fantasy homes! Houston just wasn't New Orleans. I missed the oak trees, the front porches and being able to get pretty much anywhere in about 15 minutes. After one miserable year (I swear it seemed like 5!) We high tailed it back to New Orleans.
We settled in Lakeview in a home of our own, then added on, raised 3 kids, built a bigger home, (then rebuilt - thanks to Katrina), I'd say we are thoroughly invested in our Lakeview community. School, church, shopping, sports programs, restaurants - there is not much we don't have in this little haven. I could ride down streets for hours just looking at houses and yards - weird. I know.
I eventually found my way to becoming a real estate agent. Now I can actually put my hobby to work. It truly is a dream job, I get to shop for my clients homes - how awesome is that? Each client is a personal challenge for me - a home purchase is one of the biggest investment most any of us will make, I do not take that responsibility lightly.