My name is Bill Bailey. I live in the greatest little town on earth – Powell River, BC. (I’ve been to a few others.) After a career here for 31 years as a teacher and school principal, I retired and found that “I wasn’t tired yet.” I’ve started a second career selling real estate here in – you guessed it – Powell River.
I’m loving it. I discovered that even though I thought that a quieter life away from schedules, constant social interaction and minor crises was what I wanted, it only took a month or so home alone with the dogs to realize that I needed more. I like gardening, reading, home projects, hiking, biking, singing, hanging out with friends and fellow Christian believers. I assumed that this would be enough to keep me engaged. Apparently not. In my new career I have a reason to get up each morning, learn a whole bunch of new things, think in an entirely different way, be really busy – but on a different schedule – and best of all, continually meet and have the opportunity to serve new people. I feel like a “full playing member” of the world again and, it’s good!
Selling real estate is partly about self-promotion. I started to write a monthly newsletter which I still hand-deliver to about 300 homes in a certain area of Powell River. To get more “bang for my buck”, I used the same text to create an e-newsletter and then jumped into the world of blogging by posting it once a month via WordPress. Now, here I am participating in Blogging 101. It forces me to be more engaged with the blog which, I confess, I’ve used as a place to post my already-written monthly newsletter without really putting too much more into it. I don’t know where this will take me, but I’m enjoying learning new things and challenging myself in different ways.
Here I go!
Check out my blog at https://privbillbailey.wordpress.com
Check out my website at www.billbailey.ca