Homeside Financial - April 2019

NMLS #111660

April 2019

1730 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601 • 828.229.7877 • jharrington@gohomeside.com

FINDING JOY IN STRESSFUL TIMES Learn From My Experiences With Stress

I remember waking up that Tuesday coming from. When I looked in the mirror, I noticed that my right eyebrow looked a little lower than the left, which seemed odd to me. Fifteen minutes later, I looked again, and this time, the right side of my face looked like it was melting away, like a scene from a horror movie. I learned later that I suffered from Bell’s palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. I also learned that it morning with a horrible pounding in my head that almost felt like a toothache or earache. It was intense, and I couldn’t understand where the pain was actually

things that our customers consider private and are uncomfortable sharing with anyone. On top of that, we use the information to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Young homebuyers especially become stressed, and I just want to tell them to relax and focus on the positive: We are here to help them become homeowners, and that’s something worth celebrating. The moral of this story is that you should never let stress consume you, even if it’s over something important. You can find something

When you’ve seen the right side of your face paralyzed and you’ve gotten through it, it’s easy to be grateful for the little things, even in stressful times.

Freckles lays down to relieve stress

could be permanent. I was devastated. After spending a few days wallowing in self-pity, I was determined to fight for a full recovery and to deal with the cause of the problem: stress. The mortgage industry is stressful for those who work in it, but I remind myself daily that it’s just as stressful, if not more so, for our customers who are trying to purchase a home. We deal with people’s lives and finances in very personal ways. We go through their bank accounts, credit history, income, and work history. We often learn

positive in just about any situation. When you’ve seen the right side of your face paralyzed and you’ve gotten through it, it’s easy to be grateful for the little things, even in stressful times. My story ends well, too. Sure, the pain only lasted a couple of weeks, but those weeks were long. It’s been seven years now, and my recovery is at about 95 percent. You can barely tell it ever happened — unless, of course, you happen to notice that my smile is just a little crooked. That’s okay; I don’t mind. Let’s just call it personality!

If you or someone you know is planning to purchase a home and are feeling uneasy, please contact us. We understand and are here to help navigate this process. I’ve closed thousands of transactions over 25 years and will do all I can to help relieve your stress!

-Jamie Harrington

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