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Focus On A Member Series: Melissa Whitaker

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Melissa Whitaker  CMP, DES
Meetings Consultant

What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020?

So many to choose from: Virgin River, The Queen’s Gambit, Sweet Magnolias, FireFly Lane.

Personally, or professionally, were there any positive things that came out of the pandemic (i.e. more time with family, house projects, got a dog, curbside pick up)?

As my professional life slowed down during the pandemic, I had more time to focus on my personal growth and my daughters. Since I wasn’t traveling for work and my daughters’ sports seasons were cancelled, we started volunteering with Harvesters.

What did 2020 teach you about your professional life?

No matter how difficult 2020 was for my career, I know I’m in the right place doing what I love. I will never take that for granted. It can be gone quicker than I realized. So I’m going to enjoy every second of it as long as I can.

What did 2020 teach you about your personal life?

Don’t wait for life to be perfect to do the things you love with the people you love. Enjoying the little things in life are what matter most.

I am looking forward to 2021 because…

We’re only going up for here!

I believe (or don’t believe) hybrid events are here to stay because…

I believe hybrid events in some form or fashion are here to stay because attendees know it can be done and will expect it going forward.

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