December 30, 2020
What a year 2020 has been for everyone, personally, professionally and economically. Women United was also a casualty of COVID-19. There were no inspirational Women in Recovery Luncheons, nor any events stuffing bookbags, making hygiene kits and most importantly our signature event, Power of the Purse.
As difficult as it was, I refuse to only look at the negatives of this year, seeing many positives occur. I saw families spend more time together going to parks, taking walks, riding bikes and the resurgence of board games. People purchased carryout food and shopped locally, supporting our restaurants and businesses.
The workforce was introduced to “Zoom” and found out that it was possible to work from home and be productive. I also found a renewed admiration for our educational system and front-line workers, as I was transported back to second grade with my grandson, helping him with remote learning on Tuesdays and watched medical, food industry, first responders, truckers and others who serve everyone, every day to make this country function. Finally, I also slowed down and smelled the roses, even though that sounds so cliché, it’s true.
As I look forward to 2021, I can see life regaining some normality with the vaccine being dispersed. I hope to take all of the positives of 2020 and instill them in our new normal moving forward. I wish you all a safe, healthy New Year and as soon as it is safe, we will resume our events and continue our tradition of supporting women and children in Knox County.