February 2021: President’s Note

As we roll forward into the new year, 2021, I hope everyone shares my sense of optimism. If you don’t have it yet, let me try to share some with you.

I’ll start by saying I never want to go through another year like 2020. Bar is low in my opinion. Regardless of your political leanings, there is at least some relief in having the election over. I don’t hear anyone complaining much about the weather. No polar vortex yet (there, I did it…). Health and safety is still on the top of everyone’s minds but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. So, I celebrated by buying a bike! A fat bike as the kids say these days. It was actually my reward to myself for starting a new job. Some of you will be hearing from me (or have already) from behind a new desk. New challenges ahead and near-endless opportunity. I feel like a new me.

I started work right about the same time my daughter went back to school. Our hamster is probably happy these days too after a few months of us two interrupting his nocturnal slumber. Back to work, back to school, and back to sleep. Everyone over here got what they wanted for New Years’. A big thanks to everyone again who supported me during my time away. Also, my apologies for my negligence with the Board and difficulty keeping up with our Association.

Now that I’ve got my new routine back in order you’ll be getting better attention. Hope I was able to give you a little pick me up or a slight upward pull at the corners of the mouth. I’m beaming optimism out of myself like a Care Bear, shooting it up into the cosmos. If you want some just close your eyes, take a deep breath, and reach your hand up, and grab it.

Happy New Year.
Joe Schiff, DSTA President

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