2020...You've Taught Me A Lot.

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Oh, 2020. What can I say? You've been good to few, difficult to most, and memorable to all. But, with all of the obvious bad, you, oxymoronically enough, gifted us opportunities to learn and grow. You taught us that nothing can ever be taken for granted. That we are strong and enduring. That we're better together.

You taught us what is most important—each other.

For me, like many of you, 2020 will be a special chapter in the story of my life. I left my first job out of college to pursue a dream that is Helium Books full time. I had the fortune of meeting so many amazing, inspiring, selfless people. I (for some reason) ran a marathon. Yet, more important than these individual "accomplishments," there were three key lessons that only 2020 could impart upon me that I'll be carrying forward from 2020 into 2021 and beyond. Here they are...