Keeping Up With the Coal Crew | November
It goes without saying that 2020 has certainly felt a bit…off. It’s safe to say that all of us have been feeling the effects of the pandemic, from loneliness from not being able to see friends and family to lethargy from being cooped up in the house for months. During these unprecedented times, it is totally normal to experience a wide range of emotions and feel out of touch from reality, and we’re all just doing the best we can.
Here at Coal Creative, we’re right there with you. And while this year has definitely had its tough moments, it has also given us the opportunity to center ourselves and reflect on everything we have to be thankful for. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our team shared some of the people, furry friends, and other things we are grateful to have.
“I am forever and a day grateful for these 5 individuals (picture of Holly’s sister and her children). My sister is my best friend and her children are my favorite people. They give me life, hope, and fill me with so much love.”- Holly, Coal Creative CEO
“I am most thankful for my family – this year has been so challenging for so many reasons, but it helps remind me that family is most important. Things will come and go but my family is always there for me!”- Camaryn, Relationship Manager
“This has been the hardest year for me. On top of everything going on with the pandemic, in July I lost my grandmother. She was the matriarch of our family and we were extremely close. As the holiday season approaches, her loss is becoming more and more painful. It’s hard for me to even think about eating Thanksgiving dinner or listening to Christmas music without her. That’s why this year I am incredibly thankful for my family, who are experiencing this soul-sucking grief along with me and trying to make the best of things, my supportive friends who consistently check in with me to make sure I’m hanging in there, my boyfriend of 5 years Chris who gives me something to laugh and smile about each day, and my wonderful pets who remind me that life goes on, but it’s still filled with great things.”- Samantha, Content Manager & Design Specialist
“I’m thankful for my friends, my job at Coal Creative, and my daughter (dog) Shadow.”- Matt, Lead Web Developer & Lead Designer
“I’m grateful for my family and friends, the great outdoors, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”- Jordan, Video Production Specialist
“Right now I’m thankful for my cat, Marley. We raised her from the time she was a few days old, bottle feeding and everything. She’s got a real attitude problem sometimes, but for the most part she’s a great cat.”- Alex, Production Manager
“I am thankful for music keeping me sane during the pandemic and I’m looking forward to playing shows again!”- Travis, Web Developer
“2020 has had its highs and lows for me. While I’ve had some unfortunate moments this year, I’ve also experienced a lot of personal growth. Being in quarantine with limited social interaction has taught me to be comfortable with being alone, and the time I do get to spend with my friends is more special now. I am incredibly thankful for the relationships I’ve formed this year, as well as the existing relationships I’ve strengthened. My boyfriend and I also bought our first home this year and adopted a dog, an 8 year old golden chow named Maple! 2020 started as one of my worst years but ended as one of my best.”- Bri, Content Specialist
“I’m thankful for my friends, family, music, and Woody the beagle.”- Will, Post-Production Manager
“I’m thankful for my best bud Walnut, who just gets me, and for my incredible family, both at home and at Coal Creative.”- Sam, Creative Director
“I’m thankful for celebrations and my corgi companion, Wallace.”- Jeremy, Project Manager
Today, take a moment to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for, and let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. In these times, a kind word can make a world of difference.
Until next time, Stay Coal <3
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