I guess my timing was good. I received my new M1 MBP yesterday and spent the evening setting it up. This morning I get an update to Big Sur. I should be ready to go!
I’m going to give the MBP a couple of days to complete all indexing and to settle down before I begin to monitor battery life.
IF a new 14" comes out, I’ve already told my IT director and CFO that I’lll give this one to my EA and I’ll purchase the new 14".