Reflecting on 2022: Life

2022 was a topsy-turvy year. I began it still reeling from the happiness 2021 ended with, when I managed to get my place, which was both a delight and a surprise. Even now, at the end of the year, I think part of me is still excited and in disbelief that I’m here, in my own space, able to afford it. It’s wonderful. It’s delightful. It makes me so happy and glad and grateful. I am just SO happy when I think about this space that I’ve managed to make mine.

But 2022 was topsy-turvy because although it began with happiness, with something wonderful, it sometimes dipped when it came to work or my mental and emotional health (the causes of my many blogging and reading slumps throughout the year). And after those dips, something amazing would once again happen, like getting one of my dream jobs, something that stunned me and even now I have to pinch myself to make sure all this is real, that I’m actually doing it. It was such a wonderful thing to happen. But then things would dip again with health scares and car scares and whatever-is-going-on-in-the-world scares.

So although there were lots of high moments throughout the year that I was grateful for and glad to have happen to me, there were just as many low moments. But, thankfully, I’ve managed to end the year and start the new one on a positive, happy, content note. I’m looking forward to what this new year will bring, and I hope it will be a more positive, less topsy-turvy one than the year before.

I tend to make one-word resolutions each year around which I center my goals, and for 2022 it was Growth. I think managed to grow a lot in the past year. Having to rely on myself more forced growth. Life changes and job changes caused growth too. Certain mindfulness things I did helped with growth, and so too nurturing my plants (after developing an interest in houseplants). I learned a lot more about myself in 2022, and that’s growth too.

Based on what I learned, I’ve decided to make my resolution for 2023 about


Yea, lol, this is all about me, but based on what I learned in 2022 and the growth I made, I think I need to focus on myself a bit more and make sure I’m doing and pursuing what I really want.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful 2023.

Happy New Year,


22 thoughts on “Reflecting on 2022: Life

  1. Happy New Year to you and good look taking care of ‘you’ in 2023 and experiencing more wonderful experiences and growth. Fingers crossed for not too much topsy-turvy in your future.
    Lynn 😀


  2. I know what you mean with the ups and downs, that sounds very much like how my year went too. There were lows but also plenty of highs to be thankful for, and I try to focus on those. Nevertheless, I’m ready for a fresh year, and I just hope things in 2023 will be a little more stable. Happy new year!


  3. Glad to hear you’re able to find and appreciate the good things despite all the bad that happens. It can be a challenge sometimes. I like your focus on you. Some might consider it selfish, and if so, so be it. I think we need that sometimes, we need to stay healthy and sane if we’re to make any kind of positive contribution to anything. So I hope this year goes well for you, that you’re able to find some of that happiness you seek and that you can smoothly make your way through any hardships that surface along the way. Take care, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Aww thanks so much, Todd, and thanks for understanding too. I really thought some peeps probably wouldn’t get by making my goal about me, but what you said there is really what I’m trying to do.

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