Life + Style

June 14, 2019

Julia Ryan, Realtor®

Usually when I take a break on social media it's because I've gotten burnt out and need a reprieve; this time it's been the opposite. I've been working behind the scenes non-stop all Spring to prepare the launch my new website merging my real estate career with the life + style blog I've worked so hard on for the last decade.

In the process I've learned a few things:

1.  I love blogging and being creative.

2.  I need the structure and community of a traditional office setting.  I feed off other people's energy and working alone from home just isn't a good fit for me - it drains rather than restores my both my creativity and drive.

3.  Office culture can make or break your day and your job.  If you have any flexibility in your work environment seek out a place where you feel confidant and welcomed by people you respect and not only have something to teach you but are willing teachers and mentors.  We rise by lifting others.

4.  Authenticity is at the core of who I am.  I struggled with working in real estate the entire time I lived in Virginia because ultimately living in Richmond wasn't my dream and I had a hard time selling it to others.  My excitement for living in the Pawleys Island area is genuine and contagious.

5.  I'm a perfectionist at heart - not because I need things perfect but rather so I can leave as little for others to judge as possible.  This is a trait I work to keep quiet because it's ridiculous and only hinders moving forward.  Sometimes you just have to tell that voice in your head to shut the hell up because like me my business will always be adapting and evolving.

Where you can find me:

I am trying to streamline as much as possible but for now here is where you can find me: is where you can find the current version of Julia Ryan Creates. is now directed to main website focusing on real estate. is where I am migrating the old blog so everything is under one roof.  To be honest, that's not my top priority now so it may take some time before it's fully integrated.  Just be patient with me as I bring over content and optimize mobile view.

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