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Summer Plans with Kelley, Bagnet founder & CEO

After a very long year of being at home, I'm both excited and nervous for everything I have going on this summer!

If you're feeling a little anxious about diving back into normal life, you're not alone.

Way back in October, I (and the hubs) bought an old house that needs major renovations. It’s a beauty, built in 1937 and located in my favorite neighborhood in Sacramento. Now that I've sold my current home, we're beginning renovations on the new house which means we’ll be houseless from now until the end of the year.

Now, if 2020 proved anything it’s that the Bagnet team and I are fully capable of working from our homes 100% of the time. It’s a great feeling knowing that we each have the freedom and flexibility to do our jobs from any corner of the earth. It’s one of the few glimmers of positivity that came out of the nightmare of Covid-19, and one that we are eager to enjoy for as long as possible.

Plane flying across continental US from california to new york

It’s with this freedom and flexibility that I decided to spend the summer in upstate NY while work is being done on my house. I grew up there, in a small town in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, so my husband and I chose to rent an apartment in the nearby town of Saratoga Springs. We are so excited to enjoy a change of scenery and escape the brutal heat of summer in Sacramento.

We also have trips planned to Park City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas – both within two weeks of the day we need to be moved out of our house and into the apartment in NY!

While I'm excited for all this upcoming travel, my glasses aren’t completely rose-colored.

I am fully anticipating some logistical challenges along the way like time zone adjustments, packing and repacking, and managing a renovation from across the country. All of our household belongings will be held in storage while we’re in NY for the summer. When we return to Sacramento, only the necessities will be moved into a local apartment while we wait for the last phase of our home renovation to be completed. Then of course we will move one more time into our newly renovated home.

I realize that business won’t just stop for the summer and Bagnet won’t run itself, so I’ll be juggling my full workload during all of this traveling. There’s solid potential for a few mini-meltdowns along the way, and I’m sure there will be obstacles that I haven’t even considered. But, after a year of social distancing and being home waaaaayyyy too much, I am ready for a summer adventure and to get my travel legs back!

Kelley posing in a photo

What about you? Are you planning to travel this summer?

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