I received an email this week, an invitation to an event, which said “I really hope you can make it on December 98.” I’m not sure if I was tired when I read it, or had one glass of wine too many, but I had a moment of, ”Wait. Are there going to be 98 days in December 2020?” Whew, it was fleeting, but if that doesn’t capture the feeling of 2020, I don’t know what would. . That’s certainly how I feel on the edge of December, the final month of this totally surreal and bizzarre-o world year. Can it be that we are finally at the end of this long-ass year? How can it be that we are already at the end of this long-ass year? It’s been a blur, it’s dragged on, it’s been a sprint, it’s been never-ending. While 2020 hasn’t been the worst for me professionally, personally I’m not mad to put this one in the rear view. . Yes I know, there isn’t going to be a covid-free clean slate start to 2021. But as I keep saying, in order for there to be an end, there has to be a beginning to the end. And I’m optimistic about hopeful vaccine news that we are at the beginning of such an end with much to look forward to in 2021. I, for one, can’t wait to have Thanksgiving with family again. This year wasn’t the same, just cooking for me and my guy. . You know me, not really much of a hashtag-gratitude-hashtag-blessed kind of a person, and still I’m grateful for so much. For my health, for the health of friends and family, for incredible clients and meaningful work, for this community, for science, I could go on and on. I have to remind you, my word of the year? “Fun.” This makes me laugh so hard. This year hasn’t exactly been super fun. Of course, I have had some fun in life and business anyway, 2020 and its high jinks be damned. It feels good, in spite of everything, to have that perspective, especially as I’m starting to think ahead to 2021, how I want to feel and what I want to accomplish. . How are you feeling heading into this final 98, oops, I mean 31 days of the year? Please hit reply and let me know. And also, how would you like to be supported? I’m designing new trainings for a new year, and want to keep YOUR priorities top of mind. .