The year 2020 can only be described as a curveball — one thrown at us in a stadium filled with cardboard-cutout fans, that is. While entering the new decade, we couldn't have foreseen the immense upheaval that would come when the COVID-19 pandemic forced communities across the globe to shut down. "Home" and "office" were synonymous for many, while others braved the outside world as essential workers to keep society afloat. (Thank you endlessly, essential workers!) Phrases like "social distancing” and "Zoom happy hour" quickly joined our everyday vernacular, and face masks became daily essentials.