2020 was more than just a challenge, it pushed us all right to the edge to see how hard we could hang on. Whether with economic, emotional, mental, or physical struggles, we all faced the pandemic as best we could and we made it through to 2021.
While 2021 will have many similar, and possibly more difficult challenges, we in Tompkins County and New York have grown and changed and adapted to our new circumstances with unprecedented strength. One thing that helped me immensely was the opportunity to get outside and walk in the woods, and I was lucky to be able to do that with my family on many occasions. I hope that you, too, found ways to cope and escape the hardship with loved ones and friends.
We have a busy and uncertain year ahead, but whatever comes, we'll get through it together.
Happy New Year from my family to yours!