I can’t believe we have arrived at this place. It’s come fast and S L O W all at the same time, it’s our annual holiday break. This year has been a doozy for everyone although we’ve all had our own experience with what a pandemic can wreak.
We are going to continue our joy hunt throughout the rest of December. We just won’t be sharing it with you directly the next couple of weeks. We’ll return in 2021 and while we know that the flip of a calendar year won’t magically change all the things that need changing and fixing and growing and healing, there is something psychologically comforting about laying this particular year to rest. I am ready to sprinkle its proverbial ashes, thank it for what I learned and also give it the royal kiss-off it so richly deserves.
I don’t know that Lowi and I will be so bold as to create monthly themes for 2021. As I heard on a podcast a few days ago, “plans don’t mean %^& but we can still have dreams.” I think that about sums it up. This year we made plans but what ended up happening is that we learned to pivot. We learned to pause. We learned some months just say $^&*@*# and hope for the best.
This may not have been the most fun year any of us have ever had but it’s fertile ground for a new one. I feel confident that next year will be ripe for gratitude. We’ll never be so joyful and grateful to gather with our friends and family for cookouts, holidays, vacations or weddings! Our appreciation meter will be off the chart because all this absence has made our hearts grow fonder for the little things. This year we learned they really are the only things.
Thanks to those of you who are still here, spending a few minutes reading what often amounts to a journal entry. We appreciate your time and support. We have some ideas about next year and while there’s work to do we hope you may find our burgeoning dreams interesting too.
Happy ALL the holidays to all of you!
Lowi & G