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We were inspired by our friends at Showcraft to share what we’re thankful for this year…and what a year it has been for all of us. We hope you enjoy this article and that it encourages you to pause and take a moment to count your blessings and think about all you have to be thankful for this year.

Amy – Marketing Coordinator

What have you learned this year?  

That I can do hard things, even when it might seem like I can’t.

What are you grateful for?  

I am grateful for my beautiful and healthy kids, my strong, close-knit family that sticks together and leans on each other in the good times and in the dumpster fire that is 2020 and for the amazing team at Wild Fig Marketing!

Jamie – Content Writer

What have you learned this year? 

I learned, like many others, to bake sourdough bread (and to make my own sourdough starter from scratch—I named mine Norbert). And through the increased isolation that came with COVID, I learned three main things: 1-to enjoy my own company more than I ever have, 2-that I have even better friends than I realized, and 3-to take time to appreciate the little things that make life so beautiful.

What are you grateful for? 

I’m grateful for so much. At the top of my list are: my health and that of my friends and family; having a job I love that has allowed me to easily work from home; the always rejuvenating beauty of nature; books and tea; the constant love and support of my close friends; and creativity, which has kept me sane throughout this crazy year—writing, baking, cooking…creating something new always makes me feel more alive. I really have so much to be grateful for—I have a feeling that when I look back at 2020, I’ll have more good memories than I now realize.

Jen – VP of Sales

What have you learned this year?   

This year I learned you cannot take anything for granted. Jobs, loved ones, health, what you have – any or all of it can be gone in the blink of an eye so never lose sight of what you have.

What are you grateful for?   

More than I ever have been, I am grateful for the health of my family. After a scary Covid outbreak in our house, I am grateful we are lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving together unlike so many people who have lost loved ones this year.

Kari – Chief Creative Officer

What have you learned this year? 

Whew…where do I even begin? I feel like I’ve learned SO much this year.

  • We’re not in control – It doesn’t matter how much you plan or prepare, we’re ultimately not in control of what happens around us. However, the one thing we can control is how we respond!
  • Time is our most precious asset – I feel as if I’ve been on a Coronacoaster ride since last March. At times, I was so crazy busy I could barely catch my breath (which is my modus operandi by the way), and I found myself saying, “If only I had more time to work on this or that” while longingly wishing for the day when that would be true. Then a week later, it would be so quiet I could literally hear crickets chirping, and I finally had the time I was wishing for. But instead of doing something with it, I found myself paralyzed, unable to accomplish anything because there was no stress or pressure to motivate me. After riding this mentally and physically exhausting rollercoaster for the past 9 months, I think I’ve finally found the perfect balance. I no longer feel the need to work insane hours. I work smarter, not harder, and I take time during the day to incorporate more of the things I love: walking my 3 dogs, doing my paint by number projects, reading, audible-ing, and hanging out with family, friends and our Figgy team. Don’t wait for tomorrow to become the best version of yourself, my friends. Time is precious. Choose to make every second, minute and hour of the day count!

What are you grateful for?

My family, my friends, my Figgy team and for all of the beauty that surrounds us and the time spent enjoying it!

Kevin – Chief Propellor Head

What have you learned this year?

I’ve learned that I really LOVE dogs especially living with 3 of them in a 38ft. RV this summer while we remodeled our cabin. I also learned that my wife is incredibly brilliant, she’s right 100% of the time and she really deserves a 2-week trip to Italy in 2021.

What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for my wife and her willingness to write this for me!

Mindy – Content Writer

What have you learned this year? 

I have learned that, when you face the unknown with hope, you pass on hope to the people around you. Conversely, when you face it with fear, you pass on fear. But the beautiful thing is that you get to choose. 

What are you grateful for? 

I’m grateful for my family and that no matter how crazy life gets, we have each other to walk through it with. I’m also profoundly grateful for the privilege of being able to homeschool our son this year.