Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

December 30th, 2022

The year is coming to a close and many of us are reflecting on the year we have had and the year that is about to come.

I’m definitely the type of person to take an opportunity to turn a new leaf and set some goals. Though, if anything, I have achieved shameless persistence rather than actually completing any goals but hey, I don’t mind, persistence is also good.

For me, 2022 has been similar to years previous with just a few differences- most of them, I’m very grateful for.

This year I am grateful for all the things I’ve learned and the ways in which I was able to grow. I thought I would share just a few reflections here.

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Some 2022 Reflections

This year I am so glad I returned to blogging. My goodness, if you knew how I was feeling about blogging earlier this year, I was basically ready to give up. I couldn’t concentrate and I didn’t have the desire to write even though I used to love it. It’s a small milestone every day that I write, whether it’s writing privately or on my blog, I’m glad I rediscovered my love for writing and I’m even more glad I returned to WordPress this year!

Some important things took place this year and one of them was making mental health a priority. As someone who has struggled with depression, anxiety and grief for a long time, some for most of my life, I was able to take a step in a direction I had never been willing to go toward before, which was; finding support.

I’m so used to expecting myself to fix me without any help, so used to swimming in my struggles alone and so very used to living with the way I am.

Basically, I’m stubborn.

I have plans to share a bit about my mental health experiences next year but I can genuinely say that I have been able to enjoy more things, and do things I had never done before or haven’t done in a long time because I prioritised my mental health this year. I am so glad for that.

I’m proud of the people around me. Watching them grow this year has also been a wonderful experience. 

My sister moved in with us this year and my god, I’m so unexpectedly proud of the achievement I’m about to share; Together, my sister and I moved and cleaned out her entire three bedroom apartment.

We thought it would be relatively easy since we only lived two doors apart but there were 3-5+ flights of stairs up to each apartment and we only had two moving trolleys, our hands and a toddler. That was an empowering experience I’d never want to do again.

There really wasn’t a lot of notable things that happened this year but I think 2022 was the year where seeds began to sprout, which is exciting and helps me to look forward to 2023.

2023 Goals and Intentions

I thought I’d share a few of my goals for the year coming. These are ones I will most likely write about here on my blog throughout the year, also serving as a way to help me keep them in mind.

• Discover more podcasts.

• Get an Audible membership to listen to books.

• Make healthy habits.

• Get organised, (realistically!)

• Learn to cook more and make a habit of cooking at home.

Cue me trying to make a plan for 2023, emphasis on the word “trying.” I’m also okay with a “pla-“

Thank you 2022 and Goodbye.

Three questions for you:

How was your year of 2022?

Are you ready for the new year?

Do you set goals or resolutions for a new year?

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe New Year!

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful write-up, Hannah. I do not really know how to answer your questions. 2022 was quiet for me, and I hope 2023 will be too… I sound like a sixty year old 😅… I have never set resolutions for a new year before, but I might do so this time.

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    1. Hannah M. says:

      I like quiet too 😆 If you make a resolution I know it will be great, even if it’s continued quiet for the new year😆 Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. Happy New Year, Tanmay!

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  2. Best wishes for a joyous New Year filled with love, happiness and prosperity!

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    1. Hannah M. says:

      Thank you, Luisa! All the best wishes to you too for the New Year 💛


    2. Hello and Happy New Year. I didn’t make any goals this year 🙂

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    3. This is wise, especially if the goals set are too high💐


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