It’s the year we’ve all been waiting for!
A message from Rhea Allen
So the year that we thought would never come is here, and now that we have flipped the calendar over and taken some deep breaths, how are we going to move forward?
As I have said, we’ve all had the last year hand us a different kind of bag. The pandemic has impacted us all differently, but the one thing we all have in common is that it has impacted us all.
Introverts unite, extroverts rock back and forth in the fetal position, and the rest of us continue to balance our work-from-home yoga pants with our “oh crap, I have to turn my camera on” moments of terror.
So what’s changing in your world for 2021?
For many of us, it might not be much! We’re still getting work done remotely, virtually, or socially distanced. We know that some of the events and activities that we so enjoyed a year ago are still a ways off. School and sports and vacation plans are still touch and go, and we just don’t know when this is all just going to go away, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel as we step (carefully!) into 2021, and it’s NOT a train!
So if there aren’t going to be too many BIG changes, how are you going to be making 2021 all the year it can be, regardless of what happens?
I’m focusing on what I CAN do. The time I can spend with my boys, the adventures I can safely go on, the people I can meet (virtually), the small businesses I can support, the ways I can grow personally and professionally, and beyond.
We’re going to continue to enhance and perfect our virtual options for businesses and organizations, help them build their brand and bottom line, and support this community we call home. As parents, Drew and I are going to continue to do the best we can navigating the rest of the school year with our boys, and enjoying the extra extra extra special time we all get to spend together (WiFi, don’t fail me now!) under one roof, and set and get those goals for personal and professional development, regardless of what the new year brings.
If 2020 was just practice, then we definitely GOT this!
So Happy New Year to you, yours, your businesses, and your organizations, and let’s get ready to grow together in 2021!
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