For me, it was a year of firsts. I completed my first big jury trial and bought my first home. Both horrifying. It all comes and goes so fast!
But I always try to remember, especially this time of year, that it is not the things but the people that matter. Not receiving the gift but the love it symbolizes. Not the lights or decorations outside the home but the relationships inside.
I hope that you can continue to find a home at the SDCBA and in the Forum, no matter what that means to you. There is much more in the works for the Forum in 2017, and I wholeheartedly and without reservation trust the capable hands of Ashley Peterson to elevate everything the Forum provides. It has been my honor to be the Forum Chair this year and I hope to continue the professional and personal relationships I have built with so many of you in the years to come. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this friendly, positive, and classy community.