November 24, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving! One tradition that has made its way into homes across the country is sitting down at the dinner table and answering the question, “what are you grateful for?”. It’s common for this question to be met with silence as everyone tries to scramble for an answer. When life is full of busy workdays, nights of cooking, and weekends of errands, it’s easy to get lost in the monotony and forget about the things that truly matter. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that life can change in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s important to slow down this holiday season, savor the moment, and treasure the people closest to you. Since we couldn’t be together in person this year, the Aria Marketing family sat down virtually to reflect on the past year and share what we’re grateful for.
Jessica, Executive Vice President: I am grateful for science!! After 16 months of total cabin fever, the availability of vaccines meant that I could travel again – something extremely important for my mental health. More importantly, I am grateful that my daughter was able to begin kindergarten – in the flesh!
Casey, Account Executive: I am thankful for my healthy family and for getting to see everyone for the holidays this year. I am especially thankful that we get to have my 95-year-old Papa join us this year for Thanksgiving! Lastly, I am grateful for my puppy, Charli, who brings me so much joy!
Kara, Account Director: I am grateful for my family’s health and my health this year. I am also grateful for science and that we already have access to COVID-19 booster shots, making it possible to spend time with family and friends this holiday season.
Elizabeth, Account Coordinator: I’m grateful to be alive. I’m grateful that working remotely gives me more flexibility in my life and allows me to follow my other passions. But above all, I’m so grateful for my family and friends and all the support they give me.
Ross, Senior Vice President: I’m grateful that we now have COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 and up, which will hopefully usher in a more normal 2022 for my family. We look forward to activities such as going out to eat, socializing with others indoors, and maybe even air travel, which we haven’t attempted since pre-COVID days.
Ashley, Senior Account Director: I am grateful for the ability to work remotely, as it’s afforded me the opportunity to pursue my dream of moving across the country to California. I am also grateful for my resilience, and the resilience of my friends, family, and community as we have adapted to the past two years of turbulence and learned important lessons about the inevitability of change and the value of savoring the present moment. Oh, and I’m also very grateful for my Aeropress – that thing makes the best cup of coffee around.
Sean, Senior Account Executive: While the pandemic created challenges for all of us, it also introduced many opportunities to take a step back and think about what's important. What I'm especially grateful for this year is how remote work has given me the chance to spend quality time with my family and friends back home, as well as the flexible nature of working remotely allowed me to pursue my passion for coaching soccer.
Maddi, Account Coordinator: I am grateful for my health and the health of those that I love, and that I have found a community here in Boston, and am able to live and work with one of my best friends. I am also grateful that I can work from home (on either coast!) and that I have a beautiful support system.
Jennifer, Senior Account Executive: I am grateful for the ability to see family and friends this year to celebrate the holidays as we transition into a post-pandemic world.
Marni, Account Coordinator: This year, I am thankful for starting a new career here at Aria, for vaccines, and for my friends and loved ones.
Scott, President: I am very grateful for the love and support of my family, for my amazing Aria team, for my sweet, fun, stress-reducing pets, and for the perspective to see the opportunities for growth in a challenging time.
We would love to know what you’re grateful for this holiday season! Tweet at us @ariamarketing or comment on our Instagram @ariamarketing!