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  • 1.  A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 30 days ago
    Edited by Irene Tang 25 days ago

    Hi everyone!

    With the holidays and the end of the year quickly approaching, we want to say thank you for being our valued founding Plan To Grow Forum members!

    To receive a special surprise, we'd like to invite you to simply reply to this thread with 1 word or phrase to describe your 2021 by January 1, 2022!



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    Irene Tang
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  • 2.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 30 days ago

    To kick things off, I would describe my 2021 with this phrase: "a new beginning".
    Looking forward to seeing everyone's responses!


    In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can grow the Plan to Grow Forum together and what you'd like to see in 2022!



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    Irene Tang
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  • 3.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 29 days ago
    Rollercoaster!

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    Clement Marlin
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  • 4.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 27 days ago
    I couldn't agree with you more! This year definitely had its ups and downs, but still an exciting ride!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 5.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 28 days ago

    The one word that describes my 2021 would be grateful. Faced many challenges, welcomed a new little boy into our family, grew a TON in so many ways. The Lord has been gracious!

     

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  • 6.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 27 days ago
    That's amazing, congratulations to you and your family! I love that word - with everything going on, it's so nice to take a step back and be grateful! :)

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    Irene Tang
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  • 7.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 27 days ago
    I'd say my 2021 word is metamorphasis...probabably still the pupal stage, though. Lots of changes and growing pains but I expect something different and more colorful in the end! Many blessings to all!

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    Christine Sawyer CAE
    Director, Finance and Accounting
    American College of Healthcare Executives
    Chicago, IL
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  • 8.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 27 days ago
    I love that word! That was definitely the word I was looking for with my phrase; but metamorphosis captures it beautifully!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 9.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    My word would be "reflective". My work in 2020 pulled me away from my normal work and into support of contact tracing in Massachusetts so 2021 ended up being an opportunity to reflect on a number of things throughout the year as I returned to my normal work - what type of work interests me personally and how do I provide the most value to my organization? how can I encourage my team members' growth and opportunities? how can my team better support and guide our stakeholders? etc. etc. There were plenty of ups and downs, but spending a lot of time reflecting this year has set me up to have more focus for 2022 on things that are most important, as well as think about not just what is important, but how I approach things.

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    Brendan Eger
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  • 10.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    What an inspiring word! This has made me reflect on my past year and the outlook I want to have for 2022. Thanks for sharing that, I'm sure other members feel the same way :)

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    Irene Tang
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  • 11.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    CRAZINESS

    To look back 365 days and predict where we are now - wow.

    Personally it's been crazy
    Business-wise it's been crazy

    Looking back 365 days ago at what we envisioned 2021 to be, reality is... there's nothing that aligns but you know what?  WE MADE IT!

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    Tracy Cook
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  • 12.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    YES! Would 100% agree with you on that. I'm sure a year from now we'd feel the exact same way, so I'm excited to see what 2022 has in store for us!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 13.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hey Irene

    Happy Holidays!! My word would be unpredictable! Can never have a set plan valid for more than one week it seems haha! Cheers.

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    Kevin Shivnauth
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  • 14.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 26 days ago
    Happy Holidays to you too, Kevin! Totally agree - this past year felt like we were always on our feet pivoting with everything 2021 was throwing our way!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 15.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    I had the same word as Brandon so I will choose another :) Resilience is the word for me because it implies hope and possibilities in light of hardships many may have faced personally and professionally this past year. 

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    Devendra Kalwani
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  • 16.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    An amazing word choice! I think it's safe to say we've all been resilient this past year, and I love the positivity in your post :)

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    Irene Tang
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  • 17.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    Chaotic!

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    Casey Bork
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  • 18.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    Would definitely agree with you on that!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 19.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    My word for 2021 is "hectic"! Took on a new role and trying to clean up a mess in a short period of time. Certainly not boring! :)

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    Emily Lazar
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  • 20.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 25 days ago
    Oh yes, I would also agree and say hectic summarizes my 2021 pretty well! :)

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    Irene Tang
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  • 21.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 22 days ago
    Edited by Mani Alkhafaji 22 days ago
    The word that best describes me in 2021 would Adaptable, many different unpredictable situations came about and I had to adapt to them.

    Cheers and happy holidays!


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    Mani Alkhafaji
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  • 22.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 18 days ago
    That's fantastic! This past year has thrown us so many curveballs, and "adaptable" is a perfect word to summarize the year!

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    Irene Tang
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  • 23.  RE: A Vena Holiday Surprise!

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi everyone,

    Happy New Year! 🎉

    Another big thank you to everyone who has participated in this thread! For those who have shared your word describing 2021, please keep a look-out for an email from me in your inbox for your surprise! 👀

    And for anyone who has stumbled upon this thread in the new year - don't worry! There will be more opportunities for surprises in the forums, so check in regularly and start conversations with us and your peers!

    Hope everyone is staying safe and having a great start to 2022!

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    Irene Tang
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