Three Years On, A Motivating Ray Of Sunshine!

Last Update: May 19, 2019

After an enormously 'challenging' two years, where I lost the time and to be honest the drive to pursue my own agenda, I woke up this morning and found this in my email tray... an 'Award' for 3 years at WA.

I have reflected regularly on how I miss the enthusiasm and drive that working my own small WA corner of the internet gave me, with the encouragement of such supportive colleagues. But with a series of serious issues that loved ones have needed my support with and other personal challenges of my own to sort out, time moved relentlessly on and I lost my WA thread.

I have been so preoccupied with these issues that I increasingly did little to get back to my own agenda. Finding the 'Award' for 3 years at WA has jolted me to a realisation of how quickly time goes by.

I have determined I will find the time to gradually ease myself back into my place in this amazing learning environment.

As I have told others... that first step is the most important!

I will start with a clue (in the image) about what I have been spending any spare time on over the past couple of years. It is very different to the topic I was pursuing previously, but I have managed to make it a viable option!

So, a big 'Hello' to anyone who remembers me and I hope that we will be able to reconnect.

Have a great week and keep smiling!

Sue 😊

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justcruzin Premium
Welcome back. Wishing you the best.
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Deb, thanks for your kind comments and good wishes. Have a fun and productive week, Sue :)
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lynnsam61 Premium
I’m another member who reached the 3 year mark last November. I hear you about the personal issues and how that can really derail you! I’ve had a serious health issue with a child on my plate plus trying to sell my home. Glad to hear you’re back and sending you a big smile!

Erica
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Erica,

Congratulations on your 3rd year at WA, you certainly sound resilient to be coming through all that and still being so positive :)

Thanks for your supportive words, I wish you much success and happiness for the year ahead.

I am looking forward to keeping in touch with people much more frequently now :)

You keep smiling too!
Sue 😊
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Sue.
Three years here for myself also on the the sixteenth past.
Nice to hear from you again...Calm Koala.

I trust that all is well?
There is another Teddy Bear person here on the platform. Do you know Scott?
Awesome just like you.
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Calmkoala Premium
Hiya Paul,

Great to hear from you, congrats on your 3rd anniversary and best wishes for a successful and enjoyable year ahead!

Yes, I do remember Teddy Bear (aka Chris Scott!), he was certainly awesome and always a very supportive and knowledgeable colleague :)

I look forward to reconnecting with any friends/colleagues from my 'earlier days' and meeting many new ones!

Have a great week,

Sue 😊
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PMindra Premium
Good journey ahead, Sue.
We are going to rock.
Stay tuned.
@PMindra.
Do you have a site yet?
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Paul,

Yup! Will be putting my new site up very soon... stay tuned.

Sue 😊
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PMindra Premium
Awesome.
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AlanJE Premium Plus
Wishing you success with your return, Sue, Alan
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Alan,

Thank you for your kind and supportive words! It's really good to be back, I look forward to catching up with all that has been happening in this inspiring, learning environment :)

Onwards and upwards!

Sue 😊
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Sue,

Nice to see you back.
I will make 2 guesses on what you spend your time on these past years.
You helped save Teddy Bears from extinction.
You have been very busy with children.
If I am wrong, sorry.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Taetske,

Ha ha... yes you are right, I have been doing 'my bit' for the Teddy Bears. It was an unexpected niche I tripped over while pursuing the 'children' niche. Now it is taking up anytime I have spare :)

But it has meant that during a quite challenging time, I have been able to 'hug a bear' when I needed to!

Always a rainbow somewhere :)

Take care and it's so lovely to hear from you,

Sue 😊
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Sue,

Good to hear you had a Teddy in time of need. Rainbows, silver lining, all that counts in life.

All the best, Taetske
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