• Alexa L. Barnett

One Year Can Change EVERYTHING

DISCLAIMER: This is the personal blog of Alexa L. Barnett and does not reflect any position of her employer.


In July 2021 my life was mapped out and I threw away the blueprint. I left a comfortable job and accepted an amazing offer for an opportunity I new would push me beyond my comfort zone. I ending a seven year relationship with a wonderful man, and I moved into an apartment with nothing but my cat, clothes, and one dresser. I’d never lived alone before. I was terrified, but trusted my gut.


In that year I learned more than I thought possible about myself, my industry, and what it means to build a community. I’ve never been happier or more comfortable in my own skin, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds in the next 365 days.


Thank you to everyone who has helped me evolve professionally and personally. If you’re at a fork in the road, I hope reading this gives you the push you need to see just how much can change in one year.


Alexa L. Barnett is the commercial property manager for Southern Land Company and co-founder of CRE615, a networking group for the Nashville's next generation of commercial real estate professionals.