We made it! Time to blow off 2020!

Managing Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty VA #0225181914

Today is the final day of 2020, a year like absolutely no other any of us have ever lived. As we put this past year behind us and the fears, struggles, loss, pain, and changes that we may have encountered, not knowing what the next day would bring, I want to celebrate the fact that we made it. You made it. You are reading this, you are resilient, and you are here. This may have been a blur of a bad year for you, but it may also have reaped many unexpectedly amazing blessings, too. Both can be honored and remembered, and should be.

I lost some dear friends, and mourned with others as they lost loved ones, too. My family struggled this year as we navigated home schooling, quarantined at home away from loved ones in order to stay healthy, and worried emotionally and financially like many people. Things didn't go as planned for my daughter on her 21st birthday. Last year's new year resolutions and anticipations were short-lived when things changed so drastically in March.

At the same time, we learned to adapt to the "new normal" as it was called. The time stuck inside allowed me to take up new interests, to reconnect with old friends and clients, to get back outside in nature, and to really appreciate all the small things I do on a daily basis that I take for granted.  

I had the great fortune in August of being hired to do what I love so much, which is to coach, mentor, and support agents and to help them achieve success. I have met many really exceptional people and made many new friends this year. I am beyond blessed to be part of this incredible group of agents and to run the office. This is not the year I anticipated, but I am so thankful for what I have and what came out of it.

My new year wish for you all is health, happiness, success, and warm wishes. 

Happy New Year to you all. May 2021 be a good year!


Posted by

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Branch Vice President

Coldwell Banker Realty

Woodbridge, VA


You know that joke, "My mind is like my web browser. 19 tabs are open, 3 are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from"? - yeah, that's me. So many thoughts and ideas I need a place to write them down since no one will give me my own reality tv show. I am passionately addicted to helping others achieve success. I'm out to change the world one happy person at a time by sharing my knowledge, my heart, and my sense of humor each and every day.

Comments (3)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Chrissi Chapman Topoleski 

Happy New Year!! turn all of those past pages...

Jan 01, 2021 03:42 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Close that book!

Jan 03, 2021 01:34 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy New Year to you as well!

Jan 01, 2021 06:24 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Wishing you the best!

Jan 03, 2021 01:34 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We can only start the new year with a hope it will be better than the last and appreciate all that we have as well.  Happy New Year

Jan 01, 2021 07:00 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Happy New Year, Ed! Promising things are on the horizon for us all!
Jan 01, 2021 09:50 AM