An Amazing Day!
Last Update: May 11, 2016
The photo is about the WA Community. If you hang around here long enough… not only will you you learn a tremendous amount and gain new skills… but you will also connect with many wonderful people across the country and around the world. I was not prepared for what would happen next… real connections with real people that have grown into unexpected, extraordinary Friendships! What an amazing community!!!
We live chat, do Friday night live video hangouts, share ideas, help with each other's sites, share our successes and our boo boos (I'm giggling). And we've all certainly made a few of those. :)
In the last 6 months we have added HIRL (Hangout in real life) meetings. After my cancer surgery Craig (Labman) came to visit just to make sure I was ok and still kicking so he could report back to the rest of our gang. He posted a photo of that event on his blog. After that, another member of our WA gang, Tony Ridgeway, stopped by for a HIRL on his way back to W.VA. It was great to hang-out for a couple of hours. We talked and laughed a while. Tony took this selfie of us as he was leaving.
I am thankful everyday for WA and the many positive things it has added to my life… especially "the gang of friends" :)
WA does give unexpected bonuses of lasting friendships :)
Thanks for the great visit Julie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and even made another friend in the process :) (although the four legged variety, but still)
Toby liked you a lot… :) Nothing like a nice HIRL to end a day :) It's Friday night hangouts! See you there. :)
Absolutely life changing and the best place on earth / now I live in Vilnius, Lithuania and I wish I was nearer the action sometimes but that is how the life is but the internet is the next best thing and you feel the warmth and friend ship / great post best regards Paul
It was a great moment. There is a group of us that hangout via G+ video chat on Friday nights after Jay's webinar… it is always very entertaining. Look us up!. :)
I agree with you, this is such a great place to be. I have learned so much from training and from the community.
You keep going. All the best.
That's awesome! Great friendships can be formed anywhere. Enjoy life to the fullest.
I agree… The people of WA are very awesome! You should come join the gang I refer to. It is Labman's Friday after WAbby hangout… You would be welcome...
This is great. I have not developed relationships to the level that you have but there are certain people that I always send comments and they do the same and we read each others G+ posts and blogs and share them. We send each other PM's and offer each other tips and suggestions. So, I can see how what you describe could happen. It is happening to me at a lower level.
Thanks for sharing.
I think what also helped us continue to grow as friends was the ability to talk face to face in google hangouts. We can see each other, share screens and up to 10 of us can be in there at one time. We do that multiple nights a week. You might try that. :)
I know I enjoyed the meeting. I'm glad that you were able to ambulate when I was there and that you are healing well. Sounds like you and Tony had a wonderful time.
All is good. That point in time was a wakeup call. I am thankful for your support as well as the rest of the group. I have learned: we only have today… Can't change yesterday and who knows what tomorrow brings or takes away… I strive to live each day to the fullest and try to make each day the best day I can! :) I thank you for the friendship… I would not trade it for anything! :)
This is amazing Julie! I honestly feel like I know people here at WA just as good as I know folks that are my lifelong friends, in fact, I see more of you guys and gals than them!
It is obvious that I am not alone and I can imagine it was really awesome to get to see both Craig and Tony. I hope you are feeling well, I think I can speak on behalf of many people, we are very thankful to have wonderful people like yourself here!
You and Carson have built such a wonderful place for learning, building a business, sharing, and friendship. For me, It is a comfortable, safe place to share and learn. :)
Our direction will never change, WA was created off of these principles and will continue this way. :)
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Great picture of great friends. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps Tony could be upside down (photoshop:) Stay well, Julie.
Great to hear from you my possum friend… :) Hope all is going well in your world and that you are continuing to follow your dream…
Here you go Rick. :) http://take.ms/QkWyY
Thanks, Craig. Send it on to Tony :)
Did that! :)
It's not been a great winter with family. We're managing. So glad to hear you're doing better though.
Sorry to hear you are having troubles. Love to chat sometime.
Sending kind, positive thoughts your way for you and your family. We think of you often and miss hanging out with you.
What am I goin' to do with you Labby… :) You are a very mischievous one!! (wink) in a good way. :)