Hang on in there, friends

It’s been another hugely challenging year for everyone.

But it’s not been an entirely hopeless year. We have vaccines now, for a start. We’ve worked hard to protect the most vulnerable in society. We’ve kept the wheels turning. And we’ve all finally figured out how to use Microsoft Teams (sort of).

Here at Sockmonkey HQ, I’ve celebrated my first ten years in business (yay!). And as the year draws to a close, I’m thankful that I’ve had – and continue to have – so many interesting projects to work on and so many lovely clients to work with.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve Teams’d and Zoomed my way through countless meetings. I’ve facilitated some surprisingly productive (if I may say so myself) virtual workshops. And I’ve delivered (successfully!) the first course using my new online learning platform.

I also, finally, got around to redesigning my website. I’ve rebranded my newsletter slightly, too. New business cards are next, though I suspect there’s little need for hurry there.

And while I don’t want to jinx things, I’ve started putting together some tentative ideas and plans for the coming twelve months, too.

I’d like to do more work in the local government sector. I’d also like to develop some open online courses (suggestions very welcome). And I’d be keen to team up with other independent professionals or small businesses, to improve the breadth and depth of services that I can provide to my clients.

For the moment, though, it looks like we have another tough few months ahead of us. So hang on in there. Look after those around you. And stay safe.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, something else or nothing at all, I wish you peace, joy and happiness.

Thank you for being part of the Sockmonkey community.

Simon Perks

Director, Sockmonkey Consulting

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