Christmas wishes from Sue Thomas, Director at Career Evolution

I don’t know about you, but I am certainly looking forward to a well-earned rest this Christmas, and I know I am not alone in being eager to leave 2020 behind.

However, even with the potential easing of some restrictions, this Christmas will be far from normal for many of us. Despite the constant reminders of the ongoing pandemic and things like self-isolation and ‘bubbles’ impacting on our ability to get together with friends and family, there have been plenty of bright spots, as well as inspirational stories of kindness and perseverance throughout this time.

Over the last nine months we have seen, heard and probably been involved with some of these. From people taking to their doorsteps and gardens to #ClapforCarers every Thursday evening throughout the first UK-wide lockdown, to 100 year-old Captain (now Sir) Tom’s incredible fund-raising, walking laps of his garden – and raising millions in the process – to support front-line workers. And of course, all the everyday acts of selflessness of people looking after each other, even from afar, has certainly made this year one to remember beyond its darkest times.

So, as I complete my last meetings of the year and tidy my desk ready to start afresh in 2021, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and send you the sincerest wish that things will improve throughout 2021. I look forward to celebrating a return to a more stable way of life soon.

Seasons Greetings!