Well, where to begin.

It’s my last email of 2020 and as a tradition, I like to do a little round-up of all that’s happened over the last 12 months!

Well, where to begin.

There’s no denying that 2020 is a year like no other – for the freight industry and individuals all around the world!

For the first time in over a century businesses were closed, people quarantined and whole populations locked down.

But while Coronavirus is of course still the hot topic of the year, there’s more to 2020 than covid alone.

It seems this year is a year of significant events.

We’ve had the largest:

● Bush fires Australia has ever seen.
● Stock market crash in a single day.
● Black Lives Matter protests in history.

In the UK, Prince Harry & Megan Markle quit the royal family – Did you even know they could do that?

President Trump was impeached – then acquitted.

Murder hornets swept the USA, The Olympics were postponed and the world was captivated by the story of The Tiger King.

Brexit continued on at snail’s pace…

Boris caught covid, then Trump soon followed.

In the freight industry, we battled port closures, ship quarantines and we’re now dealing with an incredible backlog all around the world.

And Brexit still continued…

The USA election captured the attention of people all around the world as Trump and Biden battled the closest run in the history of the United States.

Biden won by a hair’s breadth and Trump threw his toys out of his pram.

And still more Brexit conundrums…

I’d love to share some positive news with you, but it seems 2020’s not the year for that.

But even in the darkest of times, there’s always a silver lining. There’s something to grateful for, something to look forward to and some valuable lessons to learn.

Here’s my top learnings of 2020:

1. I’ve learnt to let go and go with the flow. There’s no knowing what life’s going to throw at you, the best plan is to relax and react when you see what’s coming.
2. I’ve learnt to be grateful for the things I have. My friends, my family, a warm bed and my health. Even in the worst of times, we can find something to be thankful for.
3. I’ve learnt to be flexible. Monitor, assess and adjust – and always be prepared to pivot.
4. I’ve learnt to make the most of the moment. In the summer we snuck a quick holiday in at the last minute. I’m glad we did. I’m not sure we’ll be going anywhere for a while now.
5. I’ve learnt to connect more with people. Stay in touch. Keep it real and be proactive in keeping those connections alive while we’re struggling through the pandemic.

So what have you learnt this year? What’s your key take aways from 2020? And what do you plan to put in place to make 2021 better – whatever the world may bring?