• Santee Chamber Weekly Update 02NOV20

  • Hello Santee!
    Better late than never... the end of last week came and went so quickly I missed sending this out! Halloween, much like so many other celebrations this year, looked quite different in Santee. The City of Santee hosted a first-of-its-kind Trucks & Treats event to keep social distancing in place and still offer some family fun for the community. As we wrap up Halloween celebrations, I know the "holiday season" is now truly upon us. With everything being so modified this year and disappointments continuing, I think it's so important to remain grateful for what we have. I was out to lunch with two Santee Young Professionals on Friday and quickly realized how blessed we are to be in a town full of businesses and people who constantly want to support one another. As I enjoyed lunch with Franci of Movement Mortgage and Lauren of Mission Realty Group, we looked around Junction 52 Bar & Grill and saw many other friendly faces we knew. It may be that our social experiences over the past 6+ months have left us deprived of human touch, and I am now more than ever grateful to be in a dining room (even if only 25% capacity) full of people I call friends. We've seen a lot of memes about depression coming in waves this year, mixing with normal anxieties and now stress of the election and holidays, but let me assure you, it's real. Mental health is so important and I know personally, the more I take care of myself, the better I am in my home and work life. My girlfriends are more than my meal ticket on a Friday at lunchtime; they are my confidants, my therapists, my educators and my cheerleading squad to push me to grow professionally. Whatever it is that you need to keep yourself mentally strong, I hope you are seeking it out and giving yourself what you need to be the best version of yourself during these difficult times.