On Friday, March 13, the very same day the White House declared a national emergency concerning COVID-19, I was supposed to be on a flight to Brazil. Of course, that trip and many other trips I had planned for weddings, graduations, and anniversaries didn't happen. It was a year of canceled plans, of isolation from friends and family, and lots of time spent at home. And while at first I was disappointed to have to miss out on all these events I was so looking forward to, it didn't take long to realize I was actually very lucky. I was healthy, my family was healthy, we always had food on the table, and those luxuries were more than enough. Sitting at the dinner table and enjoying a home-cooked meal with my family became one of the few constants of 2020 and a clear reminder of what is actually important in life.