Looking Forward to a New Year!

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I just finished doing my 7th LIVE show — one more to go to finish out 2016. It’s been quite a year and I’ll be doing a “Year in Review” next week. I’m looking forward to that because it’s been quite a year!

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I made one little mistake on today’s show. David Franco is an astute Listener and he asked me a question which made me realize I’d made a mistake. I was listing the places I’m looking forward to visiting in 2017 and I mentioned going to California for Podcast Movement 2017 but I said the wrong city! This amazing podcast conference will be in Anaheim, California in August 2017 — close to the time for the total eclipse of the sun which makes it the perfect time to plan a trip to the West Coast.

 

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My husband and I are very excited that we’ll be visiting the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2017. We have been there once before and fell in love with the city and the people. I can’t imagine ever leaving the United States, but if I did, this beautiful city might be the one to lure me away!

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I’m looking forward to visiting lovely Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the city where I made my entrance into this world! My father was a school teacher way back in the 1960s where he taught children of all ages in a one-room schoolhouse. Most of his students were Amish or Mennonite children and they were wonderful students who were very compassionate. Thanks to the generosity of their parents, my parents had food on the table during the holidays. Schoolteachers had very small salaries back then, but Dad’s kind-hearted parents brought all kinds of food as gifts to my parents which did much to tide them over during the winter months.

I’m really excited about an opportunity to attend the 8th National Adult Congenital Heart Association Conference. I intended to attend it this year, but Hurricane Matthew totally messed up my (and everyone else’s!) plans. I’m happy the ACHA was able to reschedule the conference for 2017 and I’m looking forward to meeting all of my adult CHD friends there (and making some new friends!).

Today’s show was the 7th in a row that I did a live show with a Google Hangout following it. That’s something new I’m going to be trying out in 2017. We shall see how it goes. I’m wanting an opportunity to be able to interact with more Listeners. So far I’m posting the links on the Heart to Heart with Anna Facebook Page and my Facebook Timeline. I can’t mention it on BlogTalkRadio because I don’t know what the link will be until I open the Hangout and I can’t do that until right after the show airs. I’d love a suggestion for ways I can improve spreading the word about the Hangout.

That’s all for today! Thanks for listening to Heart to Heart with Anna and for checking out the blog. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!

P.S. Thanks to Pixabay for the beautiful images used in this blog!

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