Well it’s that time of the year again, hard to believe I know! It’s been such a whirlwind for me (in a good way) and I just wanted to send a big warm THANK YOU to all the wonderful peeps I’ve met, both virtual and IRL.

At the beginning of 2009 my only hope was to build a really solid foundation on which to base my business on, focussing on research, training to develop more skills and networking (online). It wasn’t my intention to make a big boom this year but along the way I had the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients from diverse industries all over the globe, which confirmed to me that I did the right thing by becoming a Virtual Assistant and not returning to the corporate rat race. Now I’m looking forward to continuing with my clients and also working on a few side projects and collaborations for 2010, and I can’t wait to see the results!

There are so many wonderful people I’d love to thank especially, but that would take a few posts, so I’ll just say thanks in particular to my wonderful VA network “A Clayton’s Secretary” and all the lovely ladies who I now also see on Twitter and Facebook everyday! A lot of them have known me since my days living in Croatia, so I thank them for their ongoing friendships and support, and for introducing this new virtual world full of opportunities to me. There really is nothing more rewarding than doing something you love without sacrificing your own well being and that of your family!

Also, I have to send out a special thanks to my “twittercrew” who are an invaluable community to me on a daily basis. I love interacting with you all, learning, sharing and laughing and am very grateful for the friendships that have developed in the past 12 months. In 2010 I plan to make some of these 3 dimensional and meet you face to face finally (consider yourselves duly warned! he he)

I really don’t have one standout highlight for 2009 as it’s full of many accomplishments and happy moments both personal and professional. As I love hearing about other’s experiences, I thought I’d ask via Twitter “What’s your highlight of 2009?”

@akomuzikera I’ve watched my first broadway musical show ever ON broadway #nyc

@detaildevils Has to be finding all the social media tools that I didn’t know existed and making a strategic plan to use them

@peterfletcher And my answer is, graduating with first class honours. Can’t begin to tell you how proud I felt

@DivineMissWhite My ’09 highlight was being in #NYC for their first White Christmas in 5 Years. Yep… exceeds money, aspirations-everything

@urbanassistant highlight of 2009 for me – discovering Twitter, hoorah, why did it take me so long?? (better late than not at all!!)

@Jessdsweetheart my highlight would be meeting my gorgeous boyfriend

@iconic88 Making new friends on Twitter

@decodiva I know this sounds greedy but my 2009 highlight was selling 4.00usd worth of 80’s Italian sunglasses(100pr) for $500.00USD

@kirsty_wilson My highlight was gaining my Diploma of Business Admin’. Yes, it’s been a quiet year. Social media has been a highlight too

@RebeccaLange LOL my highlight will be welcoming in 2010…. :0…did I say that?…Seriously tho, met some wonderful ppl through here 🙂

And finally, see below my special little Christmas message to you!

All the best to you and yours for 2010!

Alex 😉


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