Step It Up

I’ll be leaving the Mews and The Lift mid-December. I was offered the position of bar manager at Noce (No-chay), a jazz club downtown opening New Years. I am SUPER-EXCITED. I’ve been taking my close friends to the space the last couple of weeks, and they seem to be impressed. I want it to be WONDERFUL, I want everyone to have A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE when they pay a visit. That is my goal. 

I pour shots last night for a couple pals at the Mews. Guys I’ve known for years. I pour them Crown, I make my shot, soda water and bitters. I make the toast:

Never look back. Always look forward. 

That’s what I do. I don’t dwell on the things that have happened in my life. When you do, that’s when you stop growing, and accomplishing things. You succeed, you fail, then you move forward. And it helps if you just wipe out the past, and focus on WHAT’S NEXT. 

I also recently received my real estate license. If you look back on my blog last January, you’ll see a post about my New Year’s resolutions, and getting my real estate license was one. The second one was to learn how to type properly. My mom gave me one lesson, but I gave up after that. It’s hard to start over, after you been plucking at the keys for years. 

The story of how I finally got my license is interesting. I’ll try to make it short. 

My wife and I were thinking about buying a new house, step it up a bit. We love our house now, but it’s good to keep on stepping it up. Moving forward, looking to the future. See above. I go to an open house, start talking to the real estate agent there. Her name is Carrie Brugger. “Real Estate Agent To The Stars.” We get to talking, I tell her I’ve been thinking about getting my real estate license. She says, well. If you have any questions, give me a call. 

Next day, I wake up around 10, my phone rings. 

Hello? Hi. Is this Clint? I say, yes. He says, hi. This is Gary Gloshen, I work at Iowa Realty. I hear you’re interested in going into real estate. Why don’t you come in, we can talk about it?

I say, um…all-right. 

Sometimes we need someone to come up to us, give us a nudge. Sometimes…a strong push. 

You can email me at Maybe it’s time for YOU to step it up, buy yourself a new house. 

-Clint Curtis



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