A Piece of My Mind | Trials and Tribulations

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Every once in awhile it’s nice to check in to ActiveRain and let our members know what we’ve been up to. Bob Stewart gave me the idea with his Random Thoughts: Light Sabers, Facebook Lists and Geeky Girls to express personal thoughts through my writing.

I suppose it’s a different aspect to my usual writing about one topic but I’ll be able to cram a bunch into one post lol.

ActiveRain has been my ‘savior’ of sorts throughout these past few years. I have learned, I have grown and I’ve made oh so many friends. Though I’ve met many in real life there are a many more that I long to meet!

Years and over 800,000 points later as well as 1,260 posts written....

 I remain loyal to ActiveRain.

Personal Tribulations have kept me from writing as much on ActiveRain. I will be a first time grandmother in a few short weeks (we think earlier) when baby Brayden peeks out into the world to a loving family awaiting his arrival with outstretched arms.  I will patiently wait my turn to cradle him in my arms and cry with the joy that my daughter will experience with her first born.

Real Estate.  I’ve switched gears throughout the last year and though I am still doing a few sales I am also working full time in Property Management and Administration for Century 21 Liberty Homes.  It just seemed like the most sensible thing to do when sales were down and given an offer I couldn’t refuse. J  A full life in the business to say the least and still working to excel in achievement receiving my CRS designation in 2011 and being an Aloha Aina Award Nominee for the past two years.


I thank Bob Stewart, his mom Gail, Christa and his whole family for allowing me (and will continue to allow me) to be Gramma Sally in Hawaii to his son Kelan.  At a time when we all thought that my daughter would not be able to conceive I was able to be a Gramma to Kelan and experience some of the joys a Gramma wishes to experience.  I WILL meet them one day and will keep Kelan close to my heart as I will Brayden. A driving force in ActiveRain...Bob has been a constant support for me throughout my time here. With a hands on approach with the members of ActiveRain, Bob has definitely been one of the biggest assets to this network.

My mom is going to be 84 and finally ‘retired’ last year. She is moving slower but still a real sharp cookie in mind and spirit. She’s given us a couple of scares with getting a bite from one of the cats which got infected. Then the antibiotics were toxic and she got hives all over her body, fever and so forth so we took her to the hospital. Luckily she’s better now. My kids were on their way to give the cats away this morning and though mom agreed to give up ‘her favorite’ too she cried and cried on the phone (I am just sitting here with tear stained eyes) and they turned around and brought Sheba home.  I have not heard my mom cry but a few times in my life and hearing her on the phone tore at my heart. I so love my mom.

Time Restraints? Between a full time job, my grandson on the way and spending more time with my mom and family I’d say my life is full. I presume when my daughter and her family leave for North Carolina shortly after the baby is born (another heartbreak will ensue) my mom will still have my son there but I will make it a point to spend more time with her as well.

I do make it a point to stop by every day here on ActiveRain and on Facebook to catch up with all my friends and family although I promised myself when things cool down a bit I will dedicate more time to my business and socializing more with all of you.

Always mindful of a balanced life between business, family, friends...

 and me time....

 A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!



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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Bob Stewart
Community Evangelist

I need a tan :-P

Very excited for you guys with the new baby!

August 14, 2011 03:50 PM
Frank & Karen Baker
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty
Sally, so glad to hear the time is near for the birth of your grandson. How exciting is that! Wonderful things in life to look forward to. Congrats on the CRS designation! Quite an honor and quite an accomplishment!
August 14, 2011 06:40 PM
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400

Thanks to friend William Johnson for posting this on FB. This is a post not to be missed. Love the way you share the balancing of your very full life.  Braydon will be a lucky young man to be welcomed into your family and to call you Gramma.


August 15, 2011 06:18 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
Century 21 Liberty Homes

Bob....well, you know what to do about the tan :)

Thanks to Frank and Karen!

Margaret: I am so excited!  Stay tuned!

August 16, 2011 12:43 PM
Rita Fong
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590

Sally, it is always like sitting down with you and chat when I read your blogs.  I can truly feel the real you through your writings.  I noticed quite a few of us, including myself have slowed down in blogging, which usually is because we have been so busy, I say it is good.  Blogging is important to our business and keep the friendship going here on Active Rain, but for me going home after 7 pm, take care of my family, I am pooped.  I tried to squeeze time in blogging, but there were days I just couldn't do it. 

Can't wait to see your new grand baby soon!

August 16, 2011 04:01 PM

Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman

RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
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