What a decade 2020 has been.
So much of what has gotten us through the year was the knowledge that, despite never experiencing anything as cataclysmic in our lifetimes, history is filled with examples of similar disruptions. A world connected by the Internet allowed us, for the first time, to share our experiences of what was happening writ large, in real time. Though we could do nothing to stop history from being made, every individual could do their part in helping to build a cohesive narrative of what was actually happening through our e-mails, digital whiteboards, Slack messages, blog posts, Tweets, Instagram stories, and more. We didn’t have to wait decades for a historian to splice it together. And we found that, though we were mostly going through the pandemic alone, there was a shared experience.