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Virtual Assistant Meet-Ups

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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