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PostHeaderIcon So…. now what?

It’s after midnight Eastern time – April 1, 2008. That means that I am no longer the President of IVAA. Wow. After 365 366 days, I am “free”. Wow. So…. now what? My desk looks like a tornado hit it, trying to get everything done and over for the incoming President. I have smatterings of stuff to be scanned and filed. Emails from CPAs needing clarifications. Emails from clients. Emails from friends wondering if I’m dead.

I’m not even sure where to start.

I’ll figure it out in the morning.

I’m so grateful for my family and my clients, who stood by me and supported me while I did this. Yes, there were times that both sets were asked for patience but I think for the most part I juggled it pretty well. No one seemed too worse for the wear (although my kids were excited when I told them I’d have more time now).

I am also grateful for the wonderful people that work with me here at OffAssist. I have amazing team members. Without them, I could have never done this.

BUT… the point of my post was not this meandering stuff… I just wanted to say that I have had one of the most interesting, profound and important experiences of my life. I have met amazing people, served an absolutely extraordinary membership and had a grand time.

While I’m here, I think I’ll brag a bit. Under my tenure, IVAA increased membership by over 32%, increased the dues for the first time in like 10 years (without people having a conniption fit), completely reworked the website into an up-to-date sharp looking piece of useful and informative marketing, and so many other things. I didn’t do them alone, I had an amazing board, and I am so proud for everything we have accomplished.

I will continue to volunteer with IVAA. I believe in that organization and I believe in the VA industry.

What a great year.

Now, I’m ready for a break 🙂


3 Responses to “So…. now what?”

  • Kylie says:

    Candy, you are an absolute star and you have done a fantastic job with IVAA as President this year.

  • Dy says:

    Call me, I’ll buy you a margarita-laden lunch 😉

  • Ros says:

    Congratulations on your… er… retirement? I cannot even begin to imagine how much work all of that must have taken but I am sure that you will have a lot more family time now. Enjoy!

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