I picked up my past week’s mail this morning as I’ve been away on leave and was pleasantly surprised (and thrilled) to find I’ve been nominated again for the “Australian of the Year” Awards for 2009. I love what I do and when it is acknowledged by others because it’s helped them in some way, it makes the work all the sweeter. Thought I’d share with you all the certificate I opened today. I received a letter too, from the current Chair, National Australia Day Council, Adam Gilchrist, congratulating me.
For those outside of Australia, the National and State winners are announced on Australia Day, 26th January, at events all around the country. I know I haven’t made it as a finalist but just being nominated is an honour in itself and I’ll have the certificate proudly on display in my office.
Note: For those outside of Australia, 26th January is a public holiday in our country and as such, this year, that means we have a long weekend!
Kathie is the owner of VA Directory and is former past President of the Australian VA Association. She founded the Virtual Assistant industry in Australia in the mid 90s, having already been operating a home-based secretarial service. Today the VA industry covers a multitude of office-based services for clients worldwide.