December 29th, 2021
"The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you’re the pilot."

Michael Altshuler

Dear 2021,

Thank you. Thank you for the reminders. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the time to be with others and to gather and to embrace the definition of community.

Not that long ago we celebrated the start of a new year, and here we are, doing it again. The days do pass quickly. Time does seem to sprout wings and fly. This year brought with it days that we felt more like passengers on the plane than the one in the cockpit. And just like any airplane ride, there were pockets of turbulence. We had bumps, where you're reminded to look up every once in a while and take notice of your surroundings. We had drops, when you almost lose your stomach and forget to breathe. We had white knuckled panic, when you're just praying the plane lands. Ha! Over the span of 365 days, everyone experiences the turbulence. A few bumps help us appreciate the smooth legs of the journey. Overall, it's been an amazing 363 days and we look forward to celebrating the final two days, and then saying goodbye to 2021.

In a few days, the time old tradition of setting a New Year's Resolution will be a upon us. Ours? To be a better co-pilots. To ensure good communication between the cockpit and all of our passengers and to create the best experience for all of those who ride 2022 with us! We look forward to what's to come and certainly appreciate all who will journey with us.

“The new year stands before us,
like a chapter in a book,
waiting to be written.”
Melody Beattie

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!
The Elkhorn Chamber
Written by Kate Abbe
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