Being a Virtual Assistant has many benefits. I work with wonderful clients that keep me busy and challenged. I learn something new every day. I get to work from home and am still able to travel, as I can bring my work with me. But the best part of being a Virtual Assistant is the other Virtual Assistants I meet.
I recently had the opportunity to go to a VA meet-up in Portland, Oregon. I met with Tess Strand of Virtual Assistant Forums, Kristy Schnabel of It’s Virtually Done and Jan Udlock, Virtual Assistant to Speakers and Coaches. We talked for a few hours over pizza and wine about our businesses, our children (and grandchildren), our travels, movies we have watched, and our pets.
I consider these VAs my family. They are there for me when I have a question. They are there for me when I have a problem. They are there for me to just chat when I feel like talking.
These women, and all the women I have met through the VA network, are amazing. They are strong, savvy business women, amazing moms and wonderful friends. We live in a virtual world and as a Virtual Assistant there are not a lot of opportunities to meet in person some of the people you deal with on a daily basis. But when the opportunity presents itself, you need to take advantage of it.
If you are a VA and have never been to a meet-up, I strongly suggest you try to find one. If you can’t, start one yourself. It is extremely empowering to meet your peers and talk about, well, anything.
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