Carlanne has done many things in her life: professional sales; accounting and business consulting; social media marketing consultant; travel journalist/photographer; and, she managed, as President, her condominium Association for the first four years as a Resident Board.
The last “job” was as an unpaid volunteer which took many hours and expertise from the business standpoint. Not to be taken lightly, the Association is a non-profit corporation with a $40 million dollar property asset and an annual budget just shy of $1 million dollars per year. In 2017 she was named the Washington State Chapter of Community Association Institute Homeowner/Board Member of the year (2017). When the declarant sold 75% of the units in the property, the Board of Directors transitioned from Declarant control to Resident Control. That is when Carlanne took over the reins of the business.
Retired (yet again, albeit from a volunteer position) and ready to travel, 2018 featured British Columbia, Minneapolis, MN, Oregon and Washington, with aspirations of Ireland as a part of her travels (which failed to materialize, but that is another story).
Who knows? Maybe there are other geographical areas she has not yet considered……so………
2019 has taken her and her husband to Portugal, Lisbon in particular. Hoping to go back to Portugal – the Algarve in particular in early 2020 – If that works out well, she may be writing regularly from Portugal.
UPDATE: Covid-19 came along and ruined our plans for another trip to Portugal ….. and for that matter to any place. We had decided to go to Dublin, Ireland anyway, instead of Portugal. It was my third unsuccessful attempt to go to Ireland in the past 10 years. Obviously, my bucket list has to change. Ireland is now off the list but Vietnam has moved up the list. Maybe someday we will travel again. That all remains to be seen.
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Please note: What I write here is always from my perspective and should anyone recognize themselves in my writings, understand my perspective and yours may be very different. Neither are right or wrong – just different.