Every year, I write a post around our anniversary (December 12th) to take a look back, take a look forward, and to thank those that got me to where I am. But, like for most folks, 2020 has not been the year we planned. I don’t want to look back to recap. I’m a little nervous to look too far forward and think about what may be ahead. So this year I’m going to focus on thanking the folks who have made a difference.

No year can go by without me thanking the guys at Better Car People. They gave me the kick in the pants (albeit a supportive one) to go out on my own nine years ago. Even in rough years, I can’t say that it’s not been the best decision I ever made.

To my longtime retainer clients: Thank you more than ever for hanging in there with me this year. We scrounged our pennies together. We tried new things together. We rearranged scopes of work to keep us all afloat together. It’s been tough, but we’ve made it. I’m raising a glass to you and to our continued success in pulling through.

Last but CERTAINLY not least, I cannot think about this year without recognizing the awesome community I’ve surrounded myself with. They have pulled me, sometimes kicking and screaming, through this year. They’ve plied me with socially distanced drinks and meals on days when I felt too down to function. They’ve let me vent and cry when projects got cancelled due to potential clients’ concerns over COVID’s effects on their businesses and bottom lines. They’ve sent me referral upon referral to try and help me replace those projects and keep my business alive another day. I owe these ladies and gentlemen everything this year, and it has not gone unnoticed.

So as we close out year eight in business and 2020 as the year that tried us all, let’s do so with gratitude and a positive outlook going forward.


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