Do you participate in New Year’s resolutions?
It’s a time to reflect on what was positive about the previous year and decide what changes you want to make in the next. The tradition goes back to the ancient Babylonians, who made promises to their gods during a celebration in March. When Pope Gregory adopted the Gregorian calendar, we started making those promises on Jan. 1.
Our office participates in this tradition. Reflecting on the last year helps us see what we want to achieve. We had a lot to feel happy about in 2017. We welcomed two new paralegals to our team, and they are a valuable addition.
Our waiver approval rate was over 20 percent above the national average
We put a lot of work into preparing the legal briefs, audits, correct foreign documentation, and all the information that helps a waiver get approved.
Each member of our team is in charge of different aspects of your case, and we all get to be extremely knowledgeable in those areas. While many firms cover several types of law, we chose to focus on specific areas in immigration law.
Not only is our team knowledgeable, but most of our team members have either gone through the immigration themselves or have family members who did. Their firsthand experience brings something else to your experience here – empathy.
We want to maintain the positive progress, and that is big on our list for 2018. We want to continue to provide you with excellent service. Our dedication is to serving you and people in our community with the high level of work we do.
We’re in no way perfect, and that’s also where resolutions come in. They help remind us that we can always strive to be better, even after we’ve reached our goals. A big part of our job for 2018 is keeping abreast of changes to laws. We’ve already seen many changes under Trump, and it’s possible we’ll see more this year. We stay up-to-date so we can let you know how those changes might affect you.
Personally, I’m also striving to be better. As some of you may relate, I didn’t exercise as much as I should’ve in 2017. I did go on some beautiful hikes with my family, including the best hike of my life at Cascade Falls in Tahoe. But when I got back to my regular work schedule, I found it challenging to make time for workouts.
This year, I want to commit to exercising five times a week and losing some weight. My favorite way to exercise is yoga, and we have some great classes in our area. You might think of yoga as being a quiet, relaxing form of exercise where you don’t sweat much, but that’s not the case in these classes! You’ll sweat through a challenging class. It’s tough, but the physical and mental benefits are worth it.
If you are working on your New Year’s resolutions, know that we’re right along with you. It can be challenging to keep your goal in mind each day, but it’s crucial to do that if you want to see progress. I’d recommend writing it down so you don’t forget about it.
Happy New Year!