First of all, for adapting. We learned to live with uncertainty. We learned that we have to handle all things that life throws our way. The Good. The Bad. The Beautiful. The Ugly. We learned to live through the unknown.
Secondly, the beauty of the human spirit. The level of resilience that we all had to learn to face was profound and inspiring in many ways. We had to learn to let go of what we knew and let live. We had to learn to work in different environments. We had to learn to create, to manage, and to love in different ways.
Finally, and most importantly, for all of the calls, texts, DMs, comments, thoughts, and prayers for myself and my family in the passing of my father. (Click Here to Learn More About My Incredible Father) I tried to keep up and respond as much as I could, but I never expected the level of outpouring that I receive from so many people. (So terribly sorry if I have yet to respond, I promise in time I will) Thank you with all of my heart - you have no idea how much it meant to me and how much it helped me in some moments that felt true missing and longing.
This blog post it to ALL of you! For everything you managed to achieve this year, or for just making it to the end of this year. I know that this year has been nothing close to “normal,” but it is the cards we were all dealt. And to be here at this moment says a lot - because we made it!
Yet, I still have to show my gratitude to 2020; we do not know how strong we are until we are tested in every way. Thanks for testing me, I am building strength as we speak. Happy 2021!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot...
And never brought to mind ...
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.