The American Dream
What is the American Dream? Most of us know it as home ownership. Not giving up your money each month, in rent, only to have nothing to show for it at the end of your lease. It’s having something that is all your own, something that you can paint the colors you want, landscape how you want, hang wind chimes in the tree, and rock out to your favorite tunes without Aunt Edna banging on her ceiling with a broom (I’m speaking from experience).
Still, for others, the American Dream is simply to have a roof over their head, no matter if they own it or not. It’s to not be cold when there is frost on the ground. It’s to have a hot meal in the evening or food in their belly when their school is out for Winter Break. No matter what your American Dream is, hold on to it, work for it, and it can happen.
There are countless stories of overcoming in our world. No one has to be stuck where they are. If you are stuck, I’m sorry, but that’s your fault. We all have it within us to make change. We all have it in us to make a difference. It begins with the way we think and grows into action. Use the energy in our Universe to make the changes happen. Set your mind to it and move steadfast in that direction. You will be surprised what will happen.
I am pleased to be part of a television program called The American Dream. Each month, I will be talking about different topics, real estate and community related. We will laugh, we will educate, and most importantly, we will give back. The American Dream, whatever that looks like for you, would be far less meaningful if we didn’t give something back. I am blessed. I look around and realize there are so many people in my country, in my state, in my city, that need a little help. That’s what I strive to do through this program. My team and I not only want to help people with their real estate needs, but help people through giving back. So, tune in, tune the negativity out, and make a difference with us.
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.