2022 was the year that I …
actively changed lifelong patterns that no longer serve me.
What was different about this year…
Tigers happen to be my favourite animal and 22 is my birthdate. So I spent the year putting myself first. I wish I’d done it sooner.
Highlights and accomplishments of 2022 …
In February, I received news about a writing project. So I have spent the last ten months working on that. I’ll be able to reveal more soon.
What worked in 2022 …
In addition to my work as a columnist. I’ve done freelance copywriting and content writing for a decade.
Admittedly I’ve stuck to certain industries.
This year I went outside my comfort zone and completed 3 FinTech contracts, (financial technology contracts).
It was empowering to prove my versatility and competence (as a writer) to my employer and myself.
What didn’t work in 2022 …
I still have a tendency to “give” to individuals who aren’t worthy of my time. But it’s something I am working on.
What did I learn in 2022 …
I discovered a lot of new podcasts, youtube channels and people who inspire me. I learned more about entrepreneurship, fasting, exercise, fashion-history, the supernatural and Australian law.
How did my life evolve in 2022 …
2022 has definitely been a transitional year for me. I had to change patterns that have been with me since childhood – patterns that I inherited from my family.
It takes a lot of courage to say “enough” and choose to heal.
What about 2022 am I most grateful for…
- I am grateful for genuine friendships with genuine people. It’s hard to find kindred spirits in this world – but they do exist.
- I am grateful I had my first SOBER birthday since I was 15. Who knew birthdays could be enjoyed without drinking alcohol? I spent the day exercising, drinking cups of herbal tea and feeling very loved by dear friends.
- I am grateful for the writing project that I have worked on all year (more to be revealed soon). It has given my life meaning and structure.
- I am grateful for my out-of-control vintage shopping addiction — it gives me so much PLEASURE. 👿❤.
What is the takeaway from this year?
I took my power back by making small, committed changes. Usually, I start new years with too many goals in too many areas and I become overwhelmed.
This year I chose two primary goals and put all my energy into them. It’s a much more workable way for achieving.
I intend to approach 2023 in the same fashion.