We kicked off the New Year at our friends NYE party. Little did we know what 2020 had in store for us.
The start of 2020....
On January 26th, we went to the Mar Vista Farmers Market. While we were buying some produce and tasting great food from all different vendors, my friend Ariel’s mother called her to inform her about Kobe’s fatal accident. In that moment I almost fell to the floor in disbelief! It was as if gd forbid one of my own family member had passed. Kobe was not just an LA icon, he was Global.
You will be missed Kobe💜💛
I will never forget that day...
February was a month of travel for me! A luxury we all were soon going to lose 😭. At the beginning of the month I hopped on a quick flight to San Francisco to visite one of my beat friends. Nothing like spontaneous trips!
Towards the end of February I traveled to Mexico for another one of my best friends bachelor parties. We stayed in an incredible house and had an even more incredible time. Sadly that was the last time we got to act as normal people before the Covid storm destroyed the world 🙄
I was one of the first 50 confirmed Covid-19 cases in California. At that time, people thought I was going to die...Covid had just hit the US, and I had to play patient zero. I honestly can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I got Covid! And here we all are in the same situation.
Yup, this is how we go out now.... It’s like being in a horror film! That was my first outing after contracting Covid.
Since everything was closed, Clara and I would pick up lunch and drive up Mulholland Dr. to a look-out and overlook the entire city. At the time that moment was so exciting seeing that it was the only way of “getting out”!
Since we were quarantined and there was not much to do, I decided to drive up to SF again but this time with my wife. We enjoyed a nice weekend away there, it really felt so great getting out of LA after being trapped indoors for about two months.
As we were leaving SF we decided not to take the 5 freeway but instead take Highway 1 and pass through Big Sur. Although it was an extremely beautiful place, I’m sad that the first time I got to see it was during a pandemic. Look-outs, hikes, restaurants all were closed.
June was off to a good start! I donated my first round of plasma for patients that were struggling with Covid. It felt amazing being able to give back during these times. I truly recommend that anyone with the antibodies go donate their plasma, it could make all the difference for someone who isn’t able to fight off Covid as easily.
Then this happened👇🏻
In the midst of the pandemic, “Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck for a period initially reported to be 8 minutes and 46 seconds.”
This started an uproar on social justice. Very powerful movement but the destruction caused was ￼unnecessary. Seeing the army in Los Angeles was wild.
Kobe’s death, Corona Virus and then this....it just didn’t end! 🤯
July was a great month filled with so many memories! My wife and I had our gender reveal, it’s a boy! My birthday followed a couple days after. And we got to celebrate the Bris of our best friends son!
This past Labor Day was 100°! Usually you can count on the weather at the beach to be 10 to 15° lower than the cities temperature. But not that day! Malibu was 103°! Buts let’s not forget we’re still in a pandemic, so we went to a private beach to set up camp￼￼￼, It was much needed!
November was definitely the best month of 2020. Our baby Asher David was born in and we couldn’t have asked for a greater blessing in such crazy times!
I knew 2020 had to have some good light in store of us :)
As we come to the end of 2020, we can easily look back and say it was a terrible year. But truly ￼the only thing that could have made this year terrible is if you didn’t figure out ways to better yourself.
I think everyone needs to ask themselves a simple question “did I make a difference this year? Did I allow myself to change for the better?” I know that this year was tough but I really believe it has given me the chance to self reflect and change for the better. You learn to appreciate ALL the small things in life.
I hope that this is the case for everyone!
Time to take all we got from 2020 and power it through 2021.
Happy New Years to everyone! Wishing you all a tone of blessings, health, happiness and success!