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What the All Points PR Team is Thankful for This Holiday Season

What the All Points PR Team is Thankful for This Holiday Season

While the holiday season looks quite different this time around, the All Points PR team took some time to reflect on what we’re truly thankful for during such an unexpected and challenging year. Whether personal or professional, our team has plenty of things to give thanks for. Check it out below:

Marin: I’m thankful for YouTube tutorials for teaching me every new hobby I’ve wanted to learn throughout quarantine.

Anastasia: I’m thankful for my All Points work family. After graduating at home this past May, things were looking pretty uncertain and dark for many graduates like me in the class of 2020. Having the privilege of working with this amazing team every day is what gets me up in the morning. Being able to do what I’m most passionate about and having so many other people support and inspire me daily has been the biggest gift in 2020.

The other thing that I’m grateful for is having time to sit down and enjoy dinner together with my family. Before the pandemic, my family would rarely be on a similar schedule so that we could coordinate eating dinner together. Now that things have altered a bit in our schedules and social lives, we are making more time for each other and enjoying quality time almost every evening. It’s been our silver lining throughout this crazy year.

Lauren: I’m thankful for the swerve. The swerve that my journey took in 2020 brought two dogs into our home and also gave my family a lot of time to be together.  

Gautier: I’m thankful for friends, family and colleagues who have been a great resource and support system through a challenging and whirlwind year! 

Alex H: I’m thankful for my friends, family and coworkers who support me through even the most sleep-deprived days!

Katie Lynn: I’m most thankful for a healthy family and good friends to lean on (even virtually) during tough times. Also, I’m very thankful for my new role at All Points and for joining such a kind and welcoming team. During quarantine, and now as we approach winter, I’m super thankful for good books and new shows to watch!

Amanda: I’m thankful for the health of my family and friends, my rediscovered passion for running, my car, amazing coworkers, fantastic music releases and shows that have helped distract from such a crazy year, and the technology that keeps me connected to my loved ones every day.

Kate: I’m thankful for all the time I got to spend with my family (socially distant and mask covered of course) and having them live so close. My health and the health of my loved ones continues to be something I’m incredibly grateful for. This year has been filled with ups and downs, leaving me especially thankful for the little things.

Maddy: I’m thankful for my family and friends. They have been a wonderful support system as we all learn to stay connected virtually during the turbulence of 2020.

Cole: I’m thankful for my loving family and friends. Their support has helped so much throughout my life. I’m also thankful for my coworkers. They help turn any bad day into a good one and are the reason I’m able to be successful at my job.

Jamie: In a year when we could all have faced greater challenges, I’m thankful for the health of my entire family, friends, the All Points team and our clients. I’m also thankful for the resilience of the human spirit – it’s been a roller coaster, but we’ve all found places inside us to persist.  

Emily S: I’m most thankful for my family. Although this past year has been challenging, I could always count on my family to be there for me and be supportive of the decisions I made. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them!

Jonathan: Although 2020 wasn’t exactly the year we imagined, I’m extremely thankful for the year our agency has had. I’m proud of us for all that we have overcome and for coming out stronger on the other side! I’m beyond thankful for my family and friends. Lastly, I’m thankful that sports are back in action.

Rachel: I’m thankful for supportive friends, family and coworkers.

Katie: I’m thankful for my health, the ability to still spend time with friends and family and the technology that keeps us together even when we’re not able to be with each other.

Nicole: I owe everything to my friends for keeping me sane this year. Our FaceTimes with one another are some of my more memorable moments from this year. I’ve also been lucky enough to start a podcast with a few of my friends this year which has helped me grow creatively by honing my graphic design and video editing skills. I’m also thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to grow professionally at All Points which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my coworkers and Lauren and Jamie.

Alex S: I’m thankful for finding a positive support system in my family, my friends and my colleagues. This year has been full of ups and downs, but having people who are consistently cheering me on through the roller coaster is something I’m especially grateful for!

Spencer: I’m thankful that when Netflix releases a new series, they drop all the episodes at once. HBO Max, Hulu and Amazon Prime can all learn something from the OG streaming service.

Emily M: I’m thankful for my family, my home, my car and all of my crafting supplies!

Joey: I’m thankful to be surrounded by optimistic friends, family and coworkers who encourage me to look on the bright side of life. Their positive affirmations and energy always resonate with me, but having a positive circle was especially important this year. 

Bailey: As we’ve all been limited in our ability to socialize this year, I’m extra thankful to live so close to my family and to work with a team of people I enjoy talking to and being around.

Morgan: I’m thankful for my friends and family, my big comfy couch in the living room and Uber Eats.

Jessica: I’m thankful for my family, friends and good health.  

Tess: I’m thankful for my coworkers. When I relocated from Michigan to Illinois, I didn’t know anyone. From my first day at work, I felt welcomed and accepted by my colleagues, which I’m forever grateful for.

Tracey: In a year that has been unlike any other, I’m thankful for my amazing husband, my two pups and having family who lives so close by. I’m also incredibly thankful for the baby boy I have growing inside me who we will get to meet at the end of this year. We will never forget 2020 and I’m thankful that my main reason for that will be our little boy.

Sandy: Though this year has been difficult, I’m thankful for the all of the positives that came from it. I’m thankful it led me to All Points where I have amazing colleagues who have been very welcoming and supportive. I’m excited to continue to grow with All Points! 

Mackenzie: I’m thankful for my family (especially my adorable baby nephew, Cohen!), lifelong friends, my job and for the technology that’s kept our world connected over the past year. 

Learn What the All Points Team is Thankful for This Holiday Season

Learn What the All Points Team is Thankful for This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – the All Points PR team is taking a moment to reflect on what we’re thankful for this holiday season. Whether personal or professional, our team has plenty of things to give thanks for. Check it out below.

Mackenzie: I’m thankful for the support of family and friends and the gift of a strong intuition.

Lauren: I’m thankful for the journey.

Sydney: I’m thankful for my beautiful daughter, always supportive husband and of course my cuddly pup.

Gautier: I’m thankful for the All Points team. We’re a fun, smart bunch who are dedicated to supporting clients and each other!

Amanda: I’m thankful for my incredibly supportive loved ones who are always there for me.

Bailey: I’m thankful to have a great support system — whether it’s my awesome colleagues or my family, I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who encourage me to rise to the occasion every day. 

Kate: I’m feeling especially thankful for not just my health but also the health of my friends and loved ones. This includes the health of my two very old 18-year-old cats, which I am very thankful are still around for yet another Thanksgiving!

Cole: Besides my family and friends, I’m thankful for getting to work with an amazing group of people here at All Points (who are friends now too)! Even if I’m having a bad day, I know that I’m bound to smile at some point because of the positive vibes sent out by our team. Big shout out to Alex, Allie, Syd and even stepmom Bailey on Pod 2 for always being supportive and making the workweek easier to handle.

Marin: I’m thankful that I recently moved closer to family and get to reconnect and spend more time with them after four years in Iowa. I’m especially grateful that I’m able to spend this year with my sister before she goes off to college next year. She may borrow (and “forget” to return) all of my shoes, but I still love eating junk food and watching bad reality TV with her!

Gillian: I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn new skills this year, like how to grow mushrooms and learning to play hockey. And, I’m thankful for my sweet, loving family and friends who are always supportive of my new hobbies, no matter how unexpected.

Tracey: I’m thankful for my husband (we got married this year!), moving back to Lake Forest to be closer to my family, starting a new job and, of course, our amazing pup Bayley. Oh, and getting to enjoy Chicago-style pizza again!

Spencer: I’m thankful for long-sleeve, button-down flannel shirts. They’re a staple in my wardrobe and are perfect for when the office gets a little chilly.  

Rachel: I’m thankful for family and being able to catch up during the holidays after being apart for so long.

Alex S: I’m thankful for my colleagues here at All Points — and for having a team that can work out/run together, but can also eat lots of bundt cake and Cafe Zupas together too!

Nicole: I’m thankful to have so many creative and supportive friends surrounding me. We push each other to do better and occasionally convince each other to make impulsive purchases, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Katie: I’m thankful for my friends, family, health and awesome team at APPR!

Annie: I’m thankful for living in Chicago – the city has provided me with an abundance of fun activities and restaurants to try, close proximity to family and friends, plenty of professional development opportunities, passionate sports teams and snowy winters that make me appreciate beautiful Chicago summers even more!

Mia: I’m thankful to be participating in two Thanksgiving celebrations with my family where I’ll get to indulge in endless mashed potatoes and stuffing all day long.

Jessica: I’m thankful for my supportive family and the opportunities I’ve been given.

Alex H: I’m thankful for my family, friends and, most importantly, Harry Styles.

Meredith: I’m always thankful for the support of my family and friends — including my coworkers who have become great friends!

Jamie: I’m thankful for the opportunities that I have to experience new adventures, both personally with my family and professionally with the APPR family. I’m grateful for the journey.

Jonathan: I’m thankful to have the best parents in the world, and to have a brother that I can call my best friend. I’m thankful to have friends from around the country that I can also call my family. I’m also thankful for the whole All Points PR team for providing me with the opportunity to begin my career.

Maddy: My family has been so supportive, and I’m thankful for all the help that they have given me. This season, I’m thankful for getting to spend this holiday with them.

Allie: I’m thankful for spending time with my loved ones this holiday season and for snowboarding season to be back!