Looking back at 2014 and 2015 Wishes for everyone

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Hi everyone-As 2014 draws to a close I like many of you look forward to the New Year and all the possibilities that come with it. As with any year it has it challenges and it's rewards.  Over the years I have learned to take the physical challenges in stride as well as the full time caretakers challenges.

Now the rewards this year have made 2014 an especially wonderful year and have made the challenges easier to deal with. The first reward happened the end of April and came in the form of having my own space while here taking care of Mom. It is a 14x36 amish built shed that has electric, A/C and portable heaters as well as insulation and is finished inside(well mostly). I have a fridge, microwave, hot plate and a countertop oven. 

It has made such a difference in my world this year. While I still have the responsibility of Mom I have a place I can call my own and still monitor what goes on next door via a baby monitor which works very well. The landline also works over here and I have a laptop that I can use to do lots of things including watching TV when I want.  Modern technology has made it possible to have these conveniences.

Shadow(my kitty) has adjusted very nicely to being over here and doesn't have to worry about Mom's dog or anybody else coming in the house scaring her. She is a rescue and doesn't like strangers in the house. 

Now the other reward was equally if not more wonderful and a welcome respite from my caretaker duties. I took two trips this year. One in May and the other one last week in August thru the 2nd of Sept. My first trip had two different places and the first part took me to a beautiful place in Canada called Summerland B.C. where I met my 1st AR member. The fabulous and talented Peg Barcelo. I spent 4 fun filled days there before flying into Portland Oregon on Sunday May 11.

Then on Monday May 12 a special day in my life. My birthday. Well this years birthday landed me in a magical place called Fishhawk Lake. I was picked up at my motel about 11:30 a.m. by the beautiful and A very special lady Debb Janes was my second AR friend I got to meet.  Then we headed out and drove 1.5 hrs to Fishhawk Lake where we were greeted by the beautiful and bubbly Gayle Rich Boxman. The 3rd AR galpal I had the pleasure to meet.

I also met Gayle kids. Takoda and Kasa her two golden retrievers. Gayle has a pontoon boat and so for my birthday I along with Gayle, Debb and the two furbabies took a relaxing and fun boat ride and we had a lunch and toured the beautiful and mystical lake. What a memorable birthday.  Later we had a fabulous dinner from chef Gayle  and great girl conversation and fun with the dogs.  We sat out on the porch overlooking the lake. A beautiful end to a special birthday.  It was a short visit with Debb as she had to leave for business in the morning and I stayed at Gayle's for 3 full days before heading back home a different person. 

Then in August 25-Sept 2 I went to Colorado where I met more rainers and more adventure and respite relief. I met Mary Douglas in Red Feathers then drove to Colorado Springs and met Sondra Meyer and Debi Boucher. I then left there for a few days and headed to Pagosa Springs.  I headed back to Colorado Springs where I stayed with Sondra and we spend 2 FULL fun filled days and met yet another rainer. Dale Poll.  The 3 of us packed a lot in those days and I kept up with them. Having back issues I was rather happy and proud of that.  Last thing I ever want to be is a drag or a burden.

Now I do have a few thoughts and plans for 2015 in the way of travel but it will be solo travel. Down the road when I am free to travel I would like to travel the US and Canada in a motorhome so I will be attending 2 RV shows. One is in Feb of 2015 only a couple hrs away in No. Carolina and the other in Sept in Hershey Park PA. I am excited about both. I do hope the toe is better by the first one.

Now I am also looking ahead to 2016 and there is one in Tampa fla in either Jan or Feb that I would like to attend and meet some Fla rainers. 

Hope you all had some rewards to offset any challenges you may have had in 2014.

HAPPY 2015 EVERYONE AND

 

SINCERELY YOUR FRIEND SHARON LEE

 

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (33)

Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Wow Sharon you met alot of the people that are on my own list.  Sounds like a wonderful year.  May this year be even better!

Dec 31, 2014 11:19 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie-It was a good one and hoping for a great year and wishing you all the best in 2015

Dec 31, 2014 11:31 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon Lee you did enjoy a great year, and best wishes for safe travels this year.   Happy New Year! 

Jan 01, 2015 02:16 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Sharon,  Sounds like you had a memorable 2014.  Happy New Year and let's make 2015 even better.

Jan 01, 2015 02:30 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Your 2014 sounded super with the new abode and your two trips out west Sharon and meeting all those fine folks and what great planning for 2015 and even 2016. I am confident your health will hold up just fine and all those dreams will come true. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Jan 01, 2015 03:58 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joan-I did indeed and thank you. My next trip to Colorado  I will be adding a few more rainers to my travels, You being one of them.

Erin-I still have to pinch myself to believe I really did it. I am all for better.

Thank you Gary-From your lips to God's ears

Jan 01, 2015 05:01 AM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Happy New Year Sharon!!!!   I'm really glad that I got to meet you and hang out with you last summer.   Overall, I had a rough year and the visit with you was one of my highlights.    I still have a bunch of pictures that I took during our visit that I haven't even had a chance to look at yet.   One of these days, I'll surprise you and you will get to see them.  

 

May this year be even better! 

Jan 02, 2015 03:01 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sondra-Happy New Year to you as well.  I had an incredible time overall but my time with you and Dale was superb.  My visit with you and Dale was a highlight for me as well. I look forward to seeing your pics. I haven't posted all the pics from the trip myself

Jan 02, 2015 04:15 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, oh great new Sharon Lee! You grew so very much in 2014, what a glorious time it's been watching you stretch your wings and FLY in every sense of the word. Even your "new" (ish) profile reflected the changes that came about in you. You are happier, and it shows in everything you talk about (except that darned toe episode!)

I sure hope that you've checked your mailbox for your special gift...it better have gotten there!

Love you and we had a blast at Fishhawk--more to come hopefully!

 

Jan 04, 2015 06:44 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-Overall I had a wonderful year. The broken toe is a blip in the year but it is better than it was. This will be the first winter I haven't done any work outdoors but it will give me plenty of time to do things indoors. The profile chg was a direct result of the trip. As far as the special gift. I haven't seen anything as of Saturday. You are right we did have a blast and I would love another visit in the future. Love you too.

Jan 04, 2015 07:19 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Sharon Lee ~ just as 2014 was a banner year for you, 2015 is going to be a great year too! I know for a fact you will make the most out of every day and I look forward to reading about them

Jan 06, 2015 12:34 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Jon-I believe it will be too. I do my best to make each day count. Thank you for your continual support. It means a lot. Hope you are having a great 2015 so far

Jan 06, 2015 01:19 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I am so happy to have been part of your year of "growth."  Sharon, you are a truly wonderful and loving spirit and it's so wonderful to see the layers disappear as you shine your way into your full potential. xxoo

Jan 06, 2015 01:45 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb-Next time it needs to be longer. Thank you and it was wonderful to get to meet you and Gayle for that part of my journey. Maybe I will hit my full potential by 60. Better late than never

 

Jan 06, 2015 05:41 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm so glad I've gotten to know you over the last year. You are a great person and a great AR friend. For some reasons your blog posts speak loud and clear, and I felt like I wanted to reach out to you when we had that phone calling challenge. I did and I'm so happy I did. 

Dec 15, 2015 10:35 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I am very glad too and I feel the same way about you. It was a great phone call. Can't believe we talked as long as we did though. The time flew by. Thank you for your friendship and your support. It is PRICELESS

Dec 15, 2015 10:55 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

And now here we are another later. You have taken some more amazing trips and will have a lot of nice things to reflect on again. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec 19, 2015 08:01 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -It doesn't seem possible another year is coming to a close. I have had a wonderful year with trips and new friends like you. I am blessed. Merry Christmas and looking forward to meeting you in 2016

Dec 19, 2015 08:27 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Just think before we know it, a new year will be here. It's amazing how quickly time flies by. 

Sep 16, 2016 11:26 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I know and the older we get the faster it seems to go.

Sep 16, 2016 03:47 PM