2020 has been "interesting." At Thine, we choose this word to describe 2020—instead of the other words that are often used to capture the essence of 2020 (you know the ones)—because we want to look through the lens of appreciation. We know that might seem odd. After all, in our tiny corner of our world, births and weddings and funerals went unattended, jobs were lost, relationships were changed forever by important conversations about racism, mental health was deeply compromised, and all of the other stuff that apparently accompanies pandemics—suffering economies, unstable political climates, and well, you know. We know you know.
So, maybe you might also agree that 2020 was oddly, sometimes about finding calm in the most unlikely places (sourdough starter?), meditating more, dreaming bigger dreams, craving community connection, and finding resolve in the presence of fear.
And we hope you’ll agree that these kinds of experiences are powerful. At Thine, we want to hold onto these moments of strength and use them to fuel our intention and inquiry for 2021: If Not Now, Then When?
2021 is our Now Year. In our Now Year, we commit to listening intently to our community and to designing and delivering innovative solutions to the problems that have frustrated our clients for decades. We commit to creating authentic and supportive communities for the law student and attorney populations that often relay feeling invisible and fungible. In our Now Year, we are more confident that we can—and will—revolutionize the industry together. Time is precious, we know that more acutely than ever.
Happy Now Year. And this above all things, to Thine own self be true.
With my appreciation,
What else are we doing in our Now Year?
"Learning how to ride a bike (gulp) #inntw"
- Sang Lee
"Reading books (not Twitter) before bed."
- Jon Strom
"Spending less time with my dog."
- Jen Kasmin
"Baking more cookies."
- Meghan Cooke
"Leaving the house at least once a week."
- Juliet Aiken
"Improving my chess strategy."
- Rachel Burnup
"Practicing patience with the help of my new rescue dog."
- Madhurima Paul
"Not falling asleep with the TV on."
- Danielle Hawkins
"Getting more confident in the kitchen."
- Hannah Maidman
"Actually keeping my new plant babies alive."
- Laura Franta-Abdalla