In most years, New Year messages wonder what we will remember about the old year. As far as 2020 goes, you have to ask: What won’t we remember?
A lot of it won’t be in the fond memory category.
But some of it will be.
In January 2020, did you think it would be possible that a woman would play in college football? No, but it happened to Sarah Fuller, a soccer player, who filled in when Vanderbilt University found it had no kickers due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, Vanderbilt never scored, so Sarah didn’t kick. But it was still extraordinary.
What we don’t know today is how 2020 changed us.
Will office work permanently remain mostly remote?
Currently, public-school enrollment is falling about 3 to 4 percent in favor of homeschooling and private schools. Will this change our whole society?
You might know that the company behind Lysol is making more disinfectant than ever before, with manufacturing running 24 hours per day. Many people have become focused on keeping their hands and homes clean. Will this priority on cleanliness continue?
Most of us are NOT sad to see 2020 go. But you have to admit, 2020 was unique. It will have an impact on the future.
So, let’s welcome 2021 with relief, but also optimism and hope. Stay flexible, my friends. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2021!