I didn’t know it at the time but we were meant to meet that day. This folks, wasn’t by accident. It was God bringing me to the one person in my life that was going to help me realize my purpose...
I didn’t know that I was going to create a relationship that stemmed beyond acquaintance or even just Rockstar Mom-dom, the day I met this woman. I didn’t know that I was going to get to work together with her and a handful of awesome God-sent women in unity to create an EMPIRE built around loving the women in our community and empowering them with everything we’ve got!
I waited so long for my purpose. And friends, I am not a patient person.
HE was working behind the scenes of my whole life preparing me for this exact adventure. I felt and still feel it in my bones. I am EXACTLY where I am meant to be.
I grew up poor. Like we had to buy the “black and white bag of generic grocery food” poor. We called it "generic-generic". You can’t get any lower than that black and white bag. Most of my childhood was spent moving from place to place.
We jumped from motel to motel living that five-person-two-bed-single-room life, and I actually recall having to ride on a “special” bus that drove by the AC Rescue Mission to pick up the kids from the shelter as well as all of us motel kids. Imagine pulling up to school on this short bus full of homeless and motel kids. Talk about a bullseye on your forehead.
But all the while, I envisioned a future where this wasn’t going to define me. Money was my primary focus for most of my childhood because as far as I could see it, it was the only thing that could save me from the life I was living.
So I started to imagine all of the things I could be when I grew up, that would make me a lot of money. I settled on a lawyer for a while, but by the time I hit the 7th grade, I started to have visions of being a CPA. Mind you, I had no idea what a CPA did. I was 12! I just knew it had something to do with numbers (and I was crazy good and in love with Math) and made a LOT of money. I didn’t care about anything else.
I was going to be a CPA, make tons of money, and get to buy real Scott’s Toilet Paper!
Fast forward to the day of my graduation from High School, circa 2002, I went into my then job at Shoprite to pick up my paycheck and was asked if I wanted to start working in the cash office. Uh, bookkeeping, cash, numbers, math...they said all of the right things to me. There began my accounting journey. I went through many jobs after that, each one moving me along in the field. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, Payroll, Human Resources. I did all of the things!
After I graduated College in 2013 (I had to take some time off to meet the love of my life and pop out a few babes - like 3 of them!), I was hired in my first professional Accountant role. I closed the books, I reconciled things, went through reports, audits, year ends, and all of the fun stuff. I loved it by the way. Here’s what I didn’t love.
Working 45 minutes away from my home
1.5 hours of commute each day
Working until 8:00pm
Not getting to kiss my babies goodnight
Not getting to eat dinner with my family
Feeling the intense pressure of giving your corporate hierarchy everything that they need by 4:59pm just in time for them to pass it along as their own.
Nope, didn’t like that. But if I rewound back to my childhood, I had gotten everything that I wanted. The career and money. But I still felt like I was missing something.
So I was on the hunt for something else...AGAIN. I accepted a position way closer to home and making a whole lot more money and working normal hours. I even had the privilege of working from home most days. It sounds like the ideal job right? Work from home, make a lot of money, be available here for the kids. The only thing missing, was the passion.
I started losing my mind. Was anything ever going to be good enough? What was it going to take for me to be happy?!
I started to come to the realization that no matter how much money I made, if the fulfillment wasn't there, then what was the point? I know- to pay your bills, right? To keep from buying that generic black and white bag from the grocery store. WRONG! There is nothing in this world that will ever fulfill you more than God's purpose for your life. When you find it, you will know it. Until then, you will spend your time filtering through the experiences and trying to figure out that big question of “what's my purpose?”
That day...that awesome Fall day in 2019, when I met Christina Sciarretta, I had no idea that she would play such an important role in my life. That she would be my life coach and turn me into this badass that just won't quit. Or that she wouldn’t allow me to put myself down and or think anything less about myself then what I was. Or that she would help me to grow into this person that finally feels comfortable in her own skin.
Less than a year later, she approached me with an opportunity to come work with her under the Rockstar brand. I was a part of the Rockstar Moms group and had seen a bit of what they were doing and was certainly intrigued. I was soon hired as her P/T Event Director which really excited me because anyone that knows me, knows how much I LOVE planning events. And I’m kind of good at it!
I not only joined Rockstar as an event director, but also as a Real Estate Agent. What a change for me! I spent my whole life thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but I had this intense feeling in my gut that said, "Jennifer, you have to do this." Everything about it felt right. Change is scary but it can also be fun. So I signed up for a Real Estate course, graduated, and passed the NJ State Real Estate Exam. The excitement for my future is unreal. I get to help people find their first homes, their vacation homes, their second & third homes, and their investment properties. And I know exactly how to treat my clients, because I was in their position not that long ago, when I bought and sold with Rockstar, myself!
In case you didn’t know, Rockstar is so much more than Real Estate. We are a group of like-minded women who are here to connect, support, and empower our local women. We plan fun events, share advice, host giveaways, and create content to support you. AND we sell Real Estate! I have never been so proud to be a part of something in my life. It’s been a journey - but here I am, y’all - living out my purpose -
I’m a ROCKSTAR!
To my future clients, I can't wait to share this experience with you and make this the most fun you've ever had buying and selling real estate! You can CONNECT with me HERE
Love, Peace & Pineapples,
Jenn is a Rockstar Real Estate Agent and Event Director. She lives in Egg Harbor Township with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. To contact Jenn for events, support, empowerment or to hire her for your next real estate transaction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org