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New Year Eve - 2022

A Refection on New Year Eve

In less  than nine hours, I am welcoming the New Year with open arms! How about you? Are you ready for 2023? I’d like to take a moment to reflect on this year as it is about to end.

First and foremost, I am happy and thankful to God for my family, good health, a roof over our head and food to nurture our body and mind. I used to worry sick about my diabetics, but since I have taken apple cider vinegar gummies in the last several months, 2 after each meal, my worries went away. Although I haven’t checked with my doctor, I feel fine mentally. I can now enjoy food without an ounce of worries. Many years ago, I felt depressed about my back pain, but now I have no complaints about it. I’ve learned to take better care of it by not sitting a long period at a time. While I drive to work or come home  from a long distance, I use a back brace which supports my back. Happiness is feeling pain-free, so I am truly grateful for this.

As for my career, this year I am active as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Realty in Pasadena California. I have my own website: This is where you can search any houses in California. Within the last six months, I got a few new skills/certificates. I am now a Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent and Fingerprint Roller. I also know how to file and publish a corporation. This skill alone can make me thousands of dollars for a customer. Last but not least, I am now in training for an income tax preparer. For thirty years in the workforce, I have always paid someone to prepare my income taxes. Starting in 2023, I can prepare other people's income taxes and  my own income tax, not just personal, but it is my new  S Corporation - CV Saigon Services. This will save me hundreds of dollars. In 2023, I will focus on real estate, notary public and income taxes. This should keep me busy throughout the year.  

It is never too old to learn a new skill or two. It can be challenging like when I established my own corporation. I didn’t have anyone to turn to for help. Nevertheless, I did it! Take a minute to reflect on what you did this year as it is about to replace a New Year. Did you take challenges head on?  How did you overcome obstacles and what are you grateful for?

I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! May you achieve all your wishes and goals in 2023.

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