We really can’t believe that 2020 is almost at a close. Not going to lie, we wished and hoped for this year to be over. This year has been one of the most trying times in history for every single one of us. The division amongst one another was tangible and the disruption of everyday life is still running rampant.
There were so many times that we talked about throwing in the towel. Where we just weren’t sure if we could hold our heads above water anymore. So many times we felt defeated. Beat down. Even held down, despite some of our hardest efforts to accomplish what we set out to do.
I think many of us are hoping that 2021 will be lighter, easier, and more gracious to us. To be honest we are trying not to put so much pressure on 2021 because lets face it, those are some pretty big shoes and expectations to fill!
As we sat down to look at what we were able to accomplish this year amongst one of the most trying years in history, we actually realized that we accomplished ALOT. More than we even realized. To date RARE. Is now in 45 states and 5 countries. We have released 25 podcast episodes since the Because We are Strong Podcast started in September. We created 465 products and a one of a kind accessible sweatshirt. And one of our biggest accomplishments has been the ability to donate over $4,000 dollars to nine different charities. Not going to lie, we needed these accomplishments. Sometimes when life is dark and you feel smothered by things you can’t control you lose site of what you have actually accomplished.
It’s easy to do that. To lose sight. We realize now that we might not have accomplished what we have if we weren’t challenged the way we were this year. Now dont get us wrong, we would prefer to never have a year like this again ! But at least we are able to be grateful for what it has pushed us to do.
At the end of the day and then end of this year we hope that you all are able to see what you have accomplished amongst the storm. Those are the accomplishments that mean the most, because to accomplish something when your weathered and beaten down is one of the greatest victories. The victories that leave you exhausted, beaten down, frustrated, and ready to quit, are the greatest ones because you realize that what almost killed you didnt. And through it all you still accomplished amazing things.
Live large and Stay RARE.