“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


Charles Dickens was right – yikes!  How is it already the middle of December?  Where did 2016 go?

In many ways, we are ready to kick 2016 to the curb – it’s been a challenging year.

Alexis, Sierra and I attended the Pink Ribbon Luncheon in October and Kristen Armstrong was the guest speaker.  She talked about her “Jenga” year, when ex-husband Lance dumped her with three little kids and she spiraled into a pool of depression.  Friends intervened and introduced her to running and now she looks like she’s about 25, has run a zillion marathons, has written several books and travels around the country telling her story.  She was truly inspirational.

In case you haven’t ever played it, “Jenga” is a game of little wooden blocks.  You build a big tower-like structure and then take turns pulling out one piece at a time until the whole thing falls.  Kristen (I like to pretend that she’s my friend because I think I would really like her) talks about pieces of her world falling down around her and not being able to stop it.  Hence, her “Jenga” year.

Both Alexis and I could relate – in many ways 2016 could have been a “Jenga” year for us.  Between health issues (Alexis battled breast cancer), the death of a parent and some restructuring in the business, we had a few days here and there where we felt that things could collapse in a heap of little blocks at any moment.

Thankfully, things did not collapse and we are actually stronger (both personally and professionally) than ever before.  We are ready to kiss 2016 good-bye but are excited about 2017!  Sea Coast Staffing is positioned to build a bigger tower for ourselves and to help you build a bigger tower for your business.

By the way, the word “Jenga” means “build” in Swahili. Ready to play?