My wife and I live in a very beautiful Massachusetts coastal town. We have been living in the same house for over 20 years (31 Bow Street, Cohasset Massachusetts 02025) with our two boys now 19 and 16. One son will be off to college next year and the younger will be starting his sophomore year at Groton School, a western Massachusetts boarding school.
Starting next fall, Selene, Olivetti (my canine personal assistant and family canine) will be ‘empty-nesters’–no longer requiring all of the wonderful living space that our home currently offers. Our goal is to find a smaller home within close vicinity to Cohasset but with lower monthly expenses. In other words, we no longer need all of the space and would rather be using our financial resources for adventures.
Location, Location, Location.
First of all, let me say that we were extremely lucky when we found our ‘spot’ in the early 1990s. The nearly one-acre of land is located on the tip of Cohasset’s Little Harbor, a tidal pool that attracts Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and many other types of waterfowl. We occasionally spot a meandering deer or a crafty fox on a morning hunt.
The views off of our back decks are incredible during all 12 months of the year–as we watch the rise and fall of the water and the gradual color changes in the seasonal foliage. When the home sale is made and we move on, we will surely miss this beautiful backdrop. Thankfully, I currently possess a collection of nearly 600 images taken each morning.
Part Morning Meditation & Part Viral Marketing
Being an early riser and always within close proximity to the world headquarters of EYMER BRAND Laboratories + Think Tank, my morning ritual usually begins with a photograph of our backyard and whatever variation of the sun that the sky has to offer. With coffee cup in hand, I upload each day’s photographic evidence my various social media outlets:
browse the full collection on various social media outlets
Upon reaching 100 photographs, I was nearly ready to stop. Then came 300. Then 500. Today, I shot #568. It was my good friend and faithful client, David Meerman Scott, who helped me get over the 250 photo speed bump. In addition to his kind encouragement, he referenced my viral real estate sales campaign in the latest version of his best-selling book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR.