We know you don’t need us to tell you just how crazy of a year 2020 has been – you’ve been on the same tumultuous ride as us. But as we look back, we realize there really is a lot to be thankful for despite a pandemic, economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and a roller coaster of an election cycle.
In fact, it’s really because of the dynamic environment surrounding 2020 that we’ve all had to rise to occasions many of us previously thought insurmountable. Perhaps you’ve had to pivot your business and target completely new customers, or perhaps you’ve been fortunate to see a surge in clients and thus also have had to pivot.
Whether we like it or not, where we are today looks a heck of a lot different than where we were a year ago – and there is a lot of good in that. Here are some of the reasons we’re most thankful this year:
- A global pandemic has forced us to redefine what it truly means to put our family first. And this year for those on our team, it looks a lot like getting makeovers from our toddler while multitasking on a client’s project, cradling a newborn while researching for a new assignment, or stepping aside from the laptop to make sure our distance learners have not wandered astray…again. All craziness aside, we are so thankful for the support of our families – and our team – every minute of every day.
- We must continue to be advocates for change. Despite so much pain and sadness this year, we are grateful for those who have chosen love over hate and who are working so hard day-in and day-out to elevate the voices of those who most desperately need to be heard. We are also grateful that we too get to be active participants in the betterment of our future. If your voice needs lifting, please let us know.
- Health is never something to take for granted. Nuff said.
As we look ahead to 2021, we are optimistic that many of the positive changes we’ve seen come out of this year will continue into the future. Onwards and upwards. With gratitude.