Is it just me, or did 2020 pass by in both slow-mo AND super warp speed? I don't know about you, but when the clock struck 12:00 almost a year ago, I had NO idea the roller coaster we were jumping on. And what a wild ride it has been.
Yes, I recovered and survived the virus, though at the time it didn't feel like I was going to. Ash fell ill too with much milder symptoms. All the kids scathed by without, and we attribute that to opting for virtual learning this year and safe quarantining protocol. Many close family and friends tested positive in the second wave, and sadly, I've heard too many stories of losses from those who did not make it.
In the beginning when businesses were forced to close, we saw fellow businesses indefinitely unable to re-open. We closed our doors in the spring when we were ill and had no idea what the future held or what doing business would even look like after that. But here's what we also saw: Humanity, perseverance, strength, and sheer will. Small businesses held together with a will to survive the economic downfall. It took some flexibility and changes for a lot of these businesses, but look how that worked in their favor. What's even better, is that the communities supported these local businesses like never before. Overall, humanity rose to the occasion, supported, helped, and loved their fellow man. And that's the takeaway from this year I will cherish, both personally and in this Bee Farmee career of ours.
In the not very far future when all the dust as settled and 2020 is nothing more than a dirty word, I hope you all walk away from it with something to cherish, something learned, and something to look forward to. I hadn't planned on writing or posting this week but I felt it in my heart to share that with you. We have so much planned for 2021. New releases are rolling out later this month, in fact, with much more in the works. We're just getting started.
I'll be back next week with the planned discussion about the benefits of natural ingredients. Until then, as we close 2020 and look forward to 2021, may you all have a safe, thoughtful, and joyous new years.
Cheers to 2021!