Dancing in the Rain on Our Anniversary

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Inspired by RainMakers Danced For Rain by Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager, I continue to express my gratitude to ActiveRain by ....Dancing in the Rain.

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Literally, I dance in the Rain and have done so for almost three years (come March) while engaging my readers with a variety of topics including but not limited to real estate, local area information, local businesses, Hawaii Photos and Scenery, personal thoughts and of course my family.

Keeping balance has been key to my success and I had to add blogging into my time management plan.  You see, ‘Dancing in the Rain'  also meant to give back to the community, interact with my peers, help out when a member needed me and connect while learning from others as well.

It became all time consuming to get into a routine with blogging, taking care of my other websites and social networking sites as well as making sure my transactions were well in order.  Family was sometimes on the side lines and I had to get a grip and divvy out my time to include my family as well.    

For without family what is this life worth?

And then along came the success while ‘Dancing in the Rain'.  Everything I wrote became a way to interact with the consumer and my peers. Both brought me business from smacking the keys on my keyboard (which by the way...I've gone through four because the letters were no longer legible) as well as meeting and making valuable relationships with all.

We ALL have experienced some kind of "difference" in this current real estate market.  My whole life turned around with curve balls, both personal and business, both big and small although I continued to do what I knew would work.......

I danced hard in the Rain and will continue to do so.

Because....

If not for Dancing in the Rain.....I would not have weathered this Great Storm.

 

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Note:    What does this have to do with my anniversary?  Because my husband and family saw the value of this wonderful dance....of ActiveRain......and supported me through all.

Happy Anniversary Gary!

Special thanks to Bob Stewart, ActiveRain's Community Evangelist who's patience, caring and understanding...got me through the hard times :)

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
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Funny, Sally because it was "you" I was thinking of when I originally started this group. I think you epitomize the Power of Active Rain in many ways and congratulations on your achievment!  (I am still working on my husband:)

Jan 18, 2010 06:21 AM #2
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Bridget Cella
Re/Max Connection - Sewell, NJ
e-Pro, Realtor

I see a feature coming!  I can hear your heartfelt words being spoken from a truly beautiful person - I am happy that I came to kow you here on the Rain!

Jan 18, 2010 06:34 AM #3
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Sally, Keep on dancing - your audience appreciates it!  And happy anniversary.

Jan 18, 2010 06:53 AM #4
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

I love dancing in the Rain. We sure have learned a lot over the years haven't we?

Jan 18, 2010 07:06 AM #5
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

There is no doubt you have been one of the communities finest Sally!

Jan 18, 2010 07:10 AM #6
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

BB: No kidding. It's been a really nice long road .... got some more mountains to climb.

Susan: I love to dance ...in the rain that is lol

Why thanks Bridget!

Karen: I think I had a head start Karen...my husband was happy he could play his online games in peace....I was kept busy lol

Thanks Leah... that's the way it's supposed to be I believe :)

Jan 18, 2010 07:20 AM #7
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Bill...you flatter me ;)

Jan 18, 2010 07:20 AM #8
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Laura Cerrano
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Sally, I was so fortunate to have found you early on and had so much inspiration for Localism posts and being authentic.  I wish you and Gary a WONDERFUL anniversary and many, many more to come. 

It's unbelievable the things (and people) that have come into my life from Activerain....sometimes when I think about it I just shake my head!

Jan 18, 2010 08:12 AM #9
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Ann Allen Hoover
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Congratulations on your anniversary!  I love dancing in the Rain and will always be grateful that I found this amazing network of friends.

Jan 18, 2010 08:26 AM #10
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
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Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Happy Anniversary! We're still working on the balance, but you and others in the Rain have been an inspiration to us. Thank you for sharing and encouraging others.

Jan 18, 2010 09:10 AM #11
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I echo the Happy forthcoming Anniversary, Sally.  May the next 3 year years bring you increased success, both in your business and personal life.

Jan 18, 2010 09:33 AM #12
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Sally - I love this.  I love this quote on your blog.  I will make a post of this and hang it on my bulletin board as an inspiration.  "If not for Dancing in the Rain.....I would not have weathered this Great Storm."

Jan 18, 2010 11:43 AM #13
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Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Sally,

You've gone through 4 keyboards? Wow!

A very Happy Anniversary to you and Gary and many, many, many more....

Jo

Jan 18, 2010 11:51 AM #14
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Hi Sally ....as usual Great Post! Love Dancing in the Rain, thanks for being one of my dance partners:O)

Jan 18, 2010 01:51 PM #15
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Aloha Sally,

What a lovely and heartful message. Meeting and connecting with you in HI, and others along the way has personally enriched my life many ways the past 3 years.

Jan 18, 2010 02:25 PM #16
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Barrie Clulow
My Time Is My Own - Uxbridge, ON

Sally - Happy Anniversary - keyboards are cheaper to replace than computers or husbands keep on smacking those keys and dancing in the rain.

Jan 18, 2010 04:36 PM #17
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Robin Lundholm
Cape May, NJ

Sally--Great heartfelt post.  I always like reading your posts.

Jan 18, 2010 09:00 PM #18
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Is it really that long already? Where has the time gone? Happy Anniversary!

Jan 19, 2010 01:30 AM #19
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Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
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Hello Sally! Dancing in the Rain and an Anniversary. You truly are the celebration my dear. You so inspire us all. May the next three be as exciting as the past three. Cheers!

Jan 19, 2010 05:44 AM #20
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Thanks all for stopping by!  Yesterday was a down day.....literally. I was flat on my back the rest of the afternoon!

 

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