The end of the year is upon us, and I think I can speak for most of us when I say good riddance and take a colossal sigh of relief. 2020 was really challenging, both personally and professionally. There were times when I was dizzy from the nearly constant pivoting and when the anxiety and uncertainty was nearly crushing. But, we didn’t lose hope. In my mind I was constantly reminded of the old Aesop Fable “The Oak and the Reeds”, a story that essentially tells the importance of flexibility over shear strength during difficult times. This mindset, and the extreme level of support from our community and patrons turned what would have been a category 5 hurricane into a tropical depression for us. Don’t get me wrong, things were definitely less than ideal but like any serious crisis, opportunity and learning can always be found (even if they are really fucking hard). That being said, here is a bunch of good shit that 2020 brought us.
So, lots of really wonderful things have happened in 2020 for us. There will always be a shadow in my memory with the mention of this year, but I refuse to let it all be dark. Keep bending everyone, the wind has to die down eventually. Happiest of New Years to you all, we literally could not have done it without you.
Sincerest regards and long distance hugs,
Geri & Nick
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