Happy New Year & a new beginning for me

Happy New Year to everyone – I’m wishing you all the most wonderful of years ahead, full of travel, pets and people who make it special, together with happy memories that brighten your life.

This has been my second year seeing the New Year in working on the forum, helping the team and our members, new and experienced as together we’ve grown this community space for the benefit of everyone interested in house and pet sitting, travel and much, much more.

However, you might have noticed I’ve been less active over the past month, and that’s because it’s now time for me to leave this space and move to a different role within TrustedHousesitters. I’ve taken the position of Partnerships Manager, looking after our affiliates, commercial partners and also our members who love to share their passion about pets, house sitting and travel with others around the world. I’ll continue to work remotely and house sit - this really is the best of lifestyles for Ian and I and I’m looking forward to this new opportunity that allows me to continue spreading the word about house and pet sitting!

You’ll still see me around the forum from time to time, and I’m hoping we can encourage some of our partners to share their experiences and stories here in the forum for the benefit of us all.

Thank you all for making the time spent here a great experience as we’ve shared our thoughts, our frustrations, and our best happy moments here in the forum. And the good news is there will be someone new to share their house sitting experiences very soon – so look out for that announcement from Angela!

Thanks again and may 2023 be the best ever!
Take care, Vanessa x

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From myself and the Forum team, thank you Vanessa!!

While our Community Forum is for and about the members, creating, facilitating and moderating a space of value and benefit where connections happen, interesting and diverse conversations develop, successes realised, experiences shared and even differences of opinions freely expressed takes time, dedication and knowledge of what the community is about and why it exists … thank you for having been an important and integral part of our forum journey … although you don’t get away that easily!! :wink:

Happy New Year & New Beginnings :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Angela and the Forum Team … Therese, Karen, Debbie, Kelly, Julie and … “Watch for the announcement”

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Congratulations, Vanessa!!

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Thank you, Vanessa, for your wisdom and inspiration here, and best of luck to you in your new role and in all other things. Happy 2023!

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All the best in your new role, I know you’ll be excellent as always! :sunglasses:

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@Vanessa, it has been a pleasure working with and getting to know you over these past several months. Thanks for the encouragement, support, wisdom and friendship you’ve shared with me and the other members of the forum. Best wishes to you and Ian in the new year, and in your new role here at TrustedHousesitters.

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Congratulations on your new role @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr - Your input on the forum will be missed greatly! We hope to get the opportunity to meet you someday in person.
Colin & Karyo x

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Congratulations @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr . I’ll miss seeing your posts on the forum. I hope you’ll continue to be involved in meet ups, so that we can meet and catch up again some time.

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Congratulations @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr in your new role. Your wisdom, tact, and experience have been greatly appreciated on the Forum. Maybe this year we’ll get to meet!

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Absolutely @Debbie and thank you! We are back in the UK between Feb and April so will let you know if we are coming by your way! And I’m sure you’ll still see a few travel and house sit posts from me here too :wink: Happy New Year!

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Thank you @temba and I hope so too… I may get FOMO if I don’t appear on one of your meetup pics soon :joy: Happy New House Sitting Year!

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Thank you @Colin and I hope so too when you make your way back to Europe! Happy New Year to you both x

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I’d hate you to suffer from FOMO @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr :laughing:. If it’s not in one of my meetup pics, I’m sure you’ll appear in someone else’s. The New House Sitting Year is shaping up well at present; I wish you and Ian a similar year along with your important role with THS.

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How exciting Vanessa! Enjoy your continued travels.

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@Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr Congratulations in your new role and as @Colin said I hope we will also get the opportunity to meet you in person one day too! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr for all you hard work and support here. Good luck with your new role.

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Congratulations on your new opportunity within Trusted Housesitters and thank you for your work on the Community Forum. It’s an informative and entertaining addition to TH.

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Congratulations @Vanessa-PartnershipsMgr it has been a pleasure getting to know you. Best of luck in your new position :green_heart::clap:

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