Have You Ever Underestimated Yourself?

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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“Any chance we can take the tv off the wall so I can reach the internet cable in the back?”


My heart sank. I knew this might happen.


tvMediacom was out to troubleshoot why our internet service was spotty and our speeds were so slow at our condo.


The internet cable feeds out of the wall behind our wall mounted flat screen tv above our fireplace.


I remember when it was installed when we moved in late last year and how much the installer struggled to get it mounted perfectly.


I was overwhelmed at the thought that I had no idea how to dismount the tv and that even if the Mediacom technician and I somehow managed it, that we would not be able to remount the darn thing again.


Turns out with two people, it was MUCH EASIER than one person struggling to mount it by themselves.


The wall bracket was already mounted so it turns out that loosening a couple of screws, we only had to unplug all of the cords from the back of the tv then lift the it straight up off of the bracket to remove it from the wall. Easy peasy.


Remounting the tv was even easier when the technician was done testing and fixing the internet connection.


Sounds silly with an event as trivial as removing a tv from the wall but I actually felt proud of myself when the technician left.


We did it and know I know there’s nothing to it if we need to get behind the tv again in the future. I actually felt empowered.


Our estate planning clients tell us the same thing when they have completed their planning.


“That wasn’t so bad.”


“Planning was actually easier than I thought it would be.”


“What a relief to have my affairs in order for a change.”


Sometimes what you think will be the hard thing to do turns out to not really be so bad.


Sometimes the hard thing makes you feel empowered after you do it because you know you can do it again if you have to.


And if we’re still talking estate planning, you definitely want to revisit your estate plan every 3-5 years and after every major life event.


You’ll excuse me now. I have some catching up to do on Netflix now that my internet is working again! Ha ha


Kristen “Still Learning Not to Underestimate Herself” Marks


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