2020 Year in Review
2020 was a year unlike any other. COVID-19. Our first time experiencing a world pandemic. Working from home. eLearning. Sheltering in place. Staying home & staying safe. Although I didn't have the opportunity to travel extensively, much of what I keep track of and enjoy continued from home in my own little part of the world. Books. Music. Craft beer. As always, I like to bring that information together here for myself.
My word 'explore' definitely took on new meaning throughout 2020.
🌎My travel happened at the beginning of the year, pre-COVID, when I had the opportunity to visit both Salt Lake City, Utah (Google CS First Train the Trainer) and Miami, Florida for the first time (FETC!). I will never forget my last work trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan for MACUL when the state shut down & we drove home early discussing COVID-19.
📚As a reader for 2 separate Indiana book committees, YHBA: Picture Books & Eliot Rosewater (YA), much of my reading encompassed these two genres. My complete list of books read in 2020 may be found here. Besides committee reading, there was definite escapism into books with romance & fantasy genres. Our book club continued to meet during 2020 virtually and then socially distanced & masked; some of my favorites were read and discuss with these friends.