Man... This year has definitely been one for the books. I'm sure no one thought when we were bringing in the year 2020 that it would've turned out this way.
I hosted my first major event, Carnival Tabanca, March 14th, 2020 and I was riddled with anxiety right before it because at that time, the country was in the process of shutting down. Looking back, I am thankful that I stuck with it because it was AMAZING and a great send-off heading into quarantine. To see the looks on all of my guest's face, the pure joy and untethered freedom that comes with a good soca fete was all that I needed to reassure me that I did the right thing at that time. Allowing people to embrace the last little bit of freedom before having to be stuck in the house for, what we didn't know at the time, was going to be months on end.
As much negativity as 2020 brought, I see so much good also. It seems that in the midst of the pandemic and the unfortunate deaths, the economic hits we took, and just the pure negativity that continued to grow - little beams of light continued to bring us out of the darkness. The world learned how to adapt in most areas, relying on virtual communications in order to handle business, we were able to slow down and focus on the things that truly matter, and sooooo many people started new hobbies and businesses which have turned out to be pretty lucrative in some cases.
If 2020 hadn't taught me anything else, it is the true meaning of resiliency and for that, I am grateful. We still have a little more than a month to go, but here's to hope, love, and faith in humanity from here on out.