Happy New Year to my AR Peeps...

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Results Realty

It's funny... and fun.  I'm sitting here on the couch fielding questions from the 5 year old... he is really tired, but wants to ring in the New Year... we have 55 minutes to go.  My phone has been vibrating with text messages all evening... friends from the Rain, from outside of the Rain... family... all wishing me a Happy New Year and saying hello. 

Life is good... 

Over the last couple of years, I have had the opportunity... the wonderful opportunity... to meet with scores of my friends from here on Active Rain, as well as others from the "RE.net".  At NAR Conventions, reBarCamps, Inman Connect, REtechSouth and other events, there have been "official Gatherings" as well as unofficial get-togethers. 

It has evolved from collecting business cards to car-pooling to reBarCamp... and even having a private "Mini-Bar Camp".  Relationships have gone from just networking to having wonderful friends, mentors and resources. 

While I have been in the Rain, and meeting friends here for over 2 1/2 years, it was really 2009 that pushed my involvement here to a different level.  Many have complained of the last year... and it has been a challenge... but I will forever cherish this year as one that enriched my life... we have 42 minutes to go.

I'm looking forward to 2010...

I have had personal and professional growth in the last year... more than I expected.  I'm looking forward to 2010 for more... especially professional growth.  I want to push my business to a new level.  My business has been smaller than many here... and bigger than others.  But it hasn't measured up to my expectations... yet (I have a pretty high bar, though).  Still, it has afforded me a lot of opportunities to enjoy my life and my family. 

I'm excited to see what 2010 holds in store for me, my family and friends.  I know that it CAN get worse... but I also know that it could be so much better.  Just like me...   ;^ )

In other ways, I don't know how 2010 could possibly be better than 2009.  I know it can be... but I just don't know how... yet...  ;^ )    we have 35 minutes to go.

My parting thoughts... 

Thank you to all of my friends here on Active Rain.  Thank you for making life great.  Thank you for teaching me all sorts of wonderful things and enriching my life in so many ways.  Thank you for the opportunity to pay a little of that back by sharing what I have learned. 

Thank you for putting up with me.  Thank you for NOT putting up with me when that was a better choice...  ;^ )

Most of all, just thank you for being who you are.  And I am so excited to meet more of you in person.  I don't bite.  we have 29 minutes to go.

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Jim Hale
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No more minutes to go....Happy New Decade.

We started out at mid-year disagreeing about a RE issue.  Now you're a regular fixture here on my computer screen. Thanks.

January 01, 2010 03:29 AM
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Lisa Heindel
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Happy New Year, Lane.  I hope to be in that face to face number at some point this year.  NARleans, anyone? ;)

January 01, 2010 11:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell
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Hi Lane!  Happy New Year to you to and I love that we're working together in our little 'mini bar' group!  What a wonderful way to foster relationships--both business and friendships!

Looking forward to the next one!

January 03, 2010 12:13 AM
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John Novak
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Happy New Year, Lane! We're now into day 3 of 2010 ... is it what you expected? :)

January 03, 2010 12:19 AM
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Lane Bailey
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Thanks for the comments, all.  We are now a week into the New Year and I hope all of you are implementing your new plans and designs...

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