Ronnie ThomasRonnie Thomas joined Warren Wealth Associates as a licensed Client Relations Manager in September 2020. She loves being a part of the WWA team and is enjoying getting to know all of our amazing clients! Away from WWA, Ronnie has the task of playing nurse maid to one of her dogs, Al, who suffers from extreme dry eye and ulcers. Al gets 4 drops, 3 ointments and 2 pills two or three times a day. Now that 2020 is behind us, hoping for some safe travel in 2021.
The past year has been very thought provoking. The implementation of new strategies, both business and personal, have been considered and implemented. The new technology adopted by Alex and his team has proven to be worth every penny! Client performance and business continuity has not only passed the test but flourished. Working remote has its benefits. Exercising and staying healthy has moved up on the priority list (we are getting older after all). No overseas vacations this year, however we did sneak in a weekend to Rhode Island with time to unwind on the slopes and river. The family took time this quarter to work from Florida, miss some snow shoveling and then cooled down on a ski trip to Vermont. Additional time biking, hiking and sightseeing was also well deserved.
2020 and 2021 has been challenging for all of us in different ways but I have heard so many inspiring stories of families coming together, and our family is no different. We were able to host very small gatherings on our patio this past summer with friends and family, reminding us of how truly important human connections are in our daily lives. Our WWA family all came together (while apart) helping our clients while making the adjustment of working from home. 2020 was also the year that our long-time team member Connie retired, she enjoyed so many of you reaching out to her to celebrate her work over the many years she has been with us. We were also so lucky to have a new team member join us. Ronnie is fitting in wonderfully and we are so thankful to have her with us. We could not do the work of help each of you without all members of our team. With so much of our work now being done remotely Sue and I have had a chance to spend some of the winter in Florida but in the spirit of keeping everyone safe we have not had a chance to catch up in person with our Florida clients, hopefully in 2022 that will change!
In keeping with the theme of family I have included a picture of our boys (Zach in glasses, Garrett in a colorful shirt). Zach lives and works in Boston but comes down often to visit his girlfriend who lives in NJ and Garrett decided to do his second semester from home, Mom and Dad think his girlfriend living in NJ might have been a factor in that decision. While Zach was home for a recent weekend they were exposed to the Coronavirus and needed to quarantine. Fortunately, after following their quarantine they tested negative for the virus, but they had a wonderful brother bonding experience and cooked up a storm with food delivered to the house and dropped on the porch. Zach has not had a haircut in over a year…I guess software engineers can get away with looking a little shaggy. Our family wishes your family a safe happy and hopefully a more normal 2021.
2020 was both a challenging and special year for Scott and Jen. The pandemic forced Jen to shut down her massage therapy practice for a handful of months which was very trying because she loves her clients and her work. But she remained positive and was able to slowly transition back to her business and now has an even greater appreciation for her work. On a happier note Eleanor learned how to walk last spring and continues to progress on a daily basis! She loves going to daycare and playgrounds or anywhere other kids are as she is a social gal with a lot of confidence! Lastly, they were able to attend an outdoor family wedding in late fall which was beautiful and somewhat resembled normalcy. Scott and Jen are looking forward to 2021 and hope to see family and friends more often and continue to watch their two year daughter thrive!
In 2020, Jenica made the best of quarantine by exploring her outdoor surroundings as much as she could. She found a beautiful walking trail and located a favorite meditation spot in her neighborhood! Thrilled with the unusually fantastic summer weather, she spent every weekend down the shore. 2021 will hopefully bring opportunities to travel again and, in the meantime, she continues her work with horseshoe crabs this Spring and looks forward to more beach time after this snowy winter.