Hours from now, 2022 is in our rearview. Feels like not long ago I was writing basically these same words. Difference this time is its year twenty twenty-two. Nonetheless, the reflections and attitude is much the same. Like any year, a new one arriving freaks me out mostly just because it’s the rapid disappearance of another year and arrival of a new one which is crazy. Still while we are here to wish a very Happy New Year 2023, we can still write about some things in 2022.✨REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST YEAR AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!✨ CHATTING ABOUT THE #NEWYEAR AND 2022, TOO. #HAPPYNEWYEAR #NEWYEAR2023 #NYE #HAPPY #GOALS Click To Tweet
I haven’t ever done goals or resolutions at the end or beginning of a year. Not that I don’t want to meet goals, but I also know how I am and if I make a resolution list only to look back at it midway through the year, I’ll be disappointed if I haven’t met them. Some may let this inspire them, and I love that. Maybe that should be something I learn.
Instead of resolutions, I’ll just share some things that feel end of year appropriate. Like last year, I’m going to do a little bullet point post all about things in 2022, and maybe even some notions about 2023. We’ll see. I’ll also revisit, within these points what I talked about last year, and I can already tell you, I’m sure I didn’t affect much of the change I wanted to this past year.
Bullet point carryover that is kind of one of those taboo words, and honestly, the kind of change I’m looking to have isn’t bad. To me this then means that this word isn’t synonymous with negativity. Unlike my plans, change didn’t bring good this year. But if you’ve read here long you also no I don’t subscribe to the idea of bashing a year, and sitting in that. Am I sad about how some things happened? Of course. Was it upsetting Yes. Do I sit in that sadness? Um, yes, too much.
I just don’t like to bash a year or say it was terrible or whatever word many say about years that were challenges. From last year, I wrote about change, and still believe it, “Just because something isn’t easy doesn’t mean it’s bad. […] This teaches us how to be stronger, and to find joy in what truly matters.”
Some of this belief (small) in change not being bad is frustration over being unable to gain traction with what I’m doing. Full transparency, while I always want what I’m doing to be fun and be something I enjoy, it’s also work to me.
Speaking of change, part of what I want to change is what I’m doing here. It’s not so much that I don’t want to keep doing this, it’s more that I feel like I need an overhaul considering what I am doing hasn’t, overall, gained traction. Nothing happens overnight, and I respect this, but when you put in as much time as you do for five+ years (I’ve don’t this for over ten years, but haven’t always put in this much time).
SOME of this goes back to social media and its deference to a specific kind of creator. I’m weary. I’m annoyed. The preferred content is not the type of creating I enjoy, or that I want to create. I don’t want to conform to something that isn’t me just to gain minor traction for the spaces I, along with many others, work hard to maintain, to create, to keep fun, to make presentable, and spend hours with. I wrote this last year and still believe it. Additionally, a complete rebrand is needed, and while I’m fine with the idea of this, I have ZERO idea where to start. What advise do you have for rebrands?
My experiences of trying new things tend to be more limited. When I was a kid, my family did activities and my parents took us to events, like a skating show, that at the time was incredibly magical for us. But as I grew into adulthood I settled into this kind of simple life. It was fine but in the last three or so years, which came with challenges, I realized something and through that, I’ve realized that despite my assumptions, I do like doing things. I just have my limits. Because of this, this year, for the first time in fifteen plus years and apart from a day trip, I took two trips. One was more chill and relaxing and the other was more whirlwind than I would have wished it to be. Nonetheless, for different reasons, I’m still glad to have taken both.
When it comes to goals or resolutions, that’s not my thing. The one thing I would like to do is teach myself to be unbothered by what I see on social media. For some reason, even in spaces I don’t anticipate it, I become so bothered by social media stripping us from the ability to converse and enjoy conversation. So that’s my one personal goal. Beyond this and content wise, I would like to rebrand and challenge myself creatively. We’ll see where that goes. In the meantime, I want to keep having fun and hopefully creating content that is fun.
There was one trip I did almost take that I wanted to but just couldn’t make work, so I may try to accomplish that this year and also just continue to declutter which is a constant thing I seem to fight. My thoughts in closing and heading into this new year mirror last year. As we head into this New Year, these are some of my thoughts and reflections. Let’s see where 2023 takes us, shall we?
Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t’’t give you all a huge thank you. I’m grateful to all of you who visit here and to everyone who takes the time to comment and converse, I’m even more grateful. I love chatting with you all and while I don’t always promptly respond, I always intend to and appreciate the time you take to make us one of your stops. Thank you.
It’s a New Year again which marks the start of a blank kind of canvas. Whether you have goals or intentions, new hopes, plan to get healthy, move, change your lifestyle or something exciting, I wish for you the best 2023. May you chase after change (if you want it), look for the small things that bring joy. Put down the phone, take actual photos you print and put in a memory book, take walks, have genuine conversations, and rediscover the truly good and important things in life. Know this, to anyone who shows support here, whether that’s through reading a review, comments or anything, I’m grateful.
Far more than I ever take the chance to say, but I’m so grateful and appreciative you take the time to hang out here.
As the countdown begins on this year end and the new year edges in, I wish for you the best in this coming year. I hope you have a wonderful year and see bright new prospects on the horizon as 2023 heads in our rearview mirror. Happy New Year 2023!
Thank you times a million for being here, and happiest New Year to you all! I appreciate you.
May the countdown begin… here we come 2023.
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