2012 Recap

By Natasha on Jan 17, 2013


2012 Recap and New Year Resolution


Wow, that was fast!  Seems 2012 went by in a breeze this year with the ongoing projects I had my sights set on!  My husband and I started the year right with our Honeymoon Sailing Adventure in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean for a whole month.  As a side project, I have yet to complete putting my journal and photo's together for a little memoire book but I'm nearly there.  Thanks to all our friends and family for making this adventure happen AND to Cordelia, Jamie and Christie for your company toward the tail end of our journey!

While dreaming of warmer times in the Caribbean, this spring I managed to launch my website, launch my mortgage blog, finance a ton of rental properties for many clients and bring on a new member to our family, Oliver, our 1986 Westfalia Vanagon!  Oli has brought much joy to Owen and I, fulfilling our desire to go 'oliver' the place.  Cheesy as it sounds, that's me!  We started our journey with Oli by visiting friends and family in the Okanagan area loving every moment of camping like gypsies in the back Country and on Lake Revelstoke searching for gold.  Thanks to Owen's parents and great Auntie Jo and Wyn for bringing Oli into our lives - he's amazing!

Over the summer, we enjoyed much camping throughout Alberta skipping Stampede this year (I know... it was the Centennial)... to rather enjoying spending time with friends and family taking us all the way up to Cold Lake to spend some wonderful time at Garnet Beach (family land only accessible by boat).  We pitched in with my parents on introducing 'Captain Morgan Freedom' (a small boat) to our family so that we could bring the whole family out without relying on our relatives and it very much came in handy even though he was on crutches for the first few weeks of the summer.  Thanks to my parents, Trevor, Jen, Vanessa and Alex for making this happen!

During this time, I launched my Newsletter, Facebook Fanpage and brought on a new assistant, Connie Woo, for added support for my clients.  Coming from a banking background having worked for BMO for nearly two decades, she proved to be a great addition to my team since I spent some time with my husband in Scotland during August to cheer his band (Alberta Caledonia Pipe Band) on their performance at the World Pipe Band Championships.  Thank you Connie!  While our husbands were practicing hard, five of us girls went on a hike to remember up the Isle of Skye.  Thank you ever so much Shannon - we love you!

It's really been a blur since the Fall, as I have been keeping busy with improving my CRM systems to keep in contact with all my contacts by teaming up with my broker, Tim Lacroix and our new team mate, Jim Henheffer.  It's been a blast working out the bugs with you two and sharing in the experience together - Thank you Tim and Jim!  In addition to working toward handing over our complete portfolio to our ever so wonderful property manager, Kellie Rodriguez, so that I can focus on what I do best.  Thank you Kellie!  

I have enjoyed working within my teams: Canada Mortgage DirectStyleLabs and Armchair Landlord in challenging me to make this year such a great one.  I have been introduced to many new clients thanks to your encouragement and promotion of my services.

Take-Away for 2012?  Last year, I aspired to inspire people to Learn, Grow, Share and Dream together.  I feel that I am opening the gateway to this as I have been able to learn, grow and share with my clients - so I feel I'm on track thanks to the social network and hoping to create my website as a valuable resource for clients.  And this year was a big year for referred business for which I would like to extend my sincerest Thank You!  My clients and real estate partners are every part of my growing success and ever growing passion in my business.

With this in mind - my Resolution for 2013: I hope to continue on my quest from my 2012 Resolution but this years focus is on family and possibly starting one...  So with this in mind I am striving toward living an adventurous year with my husband, friends and family before we bring a little one or two... into our lives.   

Here's to welcoming a bright and adventurours new era in 2013!

 Natasha Shaw

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