I missed my own anniversary!

Last Update: February 04, 2022

Outrageous I know, but I did.

No, it's not as drastic as you may think and I did not leave a lover stranded in a restaurant with a bunch of roses and an empty champagne glass!

I'm talking about my WA anniversary!

Towards the end of last year, I had my Wealthy Affiliate 4th Anniversary and I missed it! No balloons, no banners, and not a cake or candle in sight!

"How is this possible?" I hear you cry in utter amazement. "I'm online 24/7 and even in the bath!"

Well, I have to admit, that when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, I too was on here as often as possible and I even wrote a post about being addicted. You can read it here.

And I still am. It's just that my life has changed in many ways since I first started here, that my new life sometimes has to take priority. But I'm still here, plugging away writing content, running my websites, and learning as much as I can.

You see I am using the things I learn and build here for my retirement plan, and as such, I figure I still have a few years left to keep working slowly in the background on my sites and to devote the spare time I have to learning more, and moving forward at a manageable pace, one step at a time. There is no rush. This is part of my next 5-year plan and I'm in it for the long haul.

"Why?" I hear you stutter? "Don't you want to make money fast?"

Of course, I do, but I also know that Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick site, or an internet scam, but it is a genuine place where you can learn to run your own business, on your own terms and in your own time. And that's what I do.

I make enough each year to cover my premium membership and have some leftover, and I'm working steadily to build my knowledge and my sites so that when the time comes, and I no longer want to work at my day job (which I love by the way), I know I will have built up a business that creates the residual income that I want.

So slow and steady is my way, and who cares if I missed one anniversary. My friends are all still here and I can buy a cake any day of the week I want.

And best of all, I know that my steady and committed approach will pay off!

So, all the best to those who are just starting out, and a 'clink of glasses' to those more leisurely folk, like me, who are making steady progress in the background!

Here's to all our success!

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Gail

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FKelso Premium Plus
I think "slow" is fine as you have to go at the speed you can manage with everything else life throws at you. I believe the key word is "steady." If you keep moving and do it consistently, the speed will not matter. You are fortunate to have the time to take your time. I feel like my sand is running low, but I still think your philosophy is the best one...take it slowly but just keep moving.
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GailLowe Premium Plus
Hi Fran
Great to hear from you and I'm sure we both have loads of 'sand' left. Hope you've been keeping well.
Gail
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FKelso Premium Plus
doing great -- just getting very tired of snow.
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JeannineC Premium
Don't feel guilty! I've done the same thing, more than once! It can easily happen when the happy relationship peacefully continues on.

Wishing you a Happy Belated Anniversary now!
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GailLowe Premium Plus
Thanks Jeannine - so glad to see so many of my friends still here. x
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.
Paul from Canada.
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GailLowe Premium Plus
Thanks Paul! Good to see you're still here too. Gail
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PMindra Premium
You ar3 very special.
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Dhind1 Premium Plus
I like that plan. Congratulations on turning 4.

Alex
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GailLowe Premium Plus
Thanks Alex. All the best for the weekend. Gail
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Very awesome, Gail! It sounds like you have an excellent plan and attitude! Glad to see you are still plugging away, my friend!

I hope you like chocolate, but here's your belated cake!🎂

Jeff
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GailLowe Premium Plus
Ha ha! Thanks Jeff. Yes, I'm still here in the background. Glad to see you are here, as always. You're like a WA rock and WA is all the better for it!! :)
Thanks for the cake.
Gail
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks, Gail! That's very kind of you to say, my friend!

I'm glad to hear that everything is going well still!

You're very welcome for the cake! I think one year I might have missed my anniversary too! I came in about 2 months after you did!

Jeff
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