As I mentioned in my letter to 2022, I felt a little overwhelmed at the start of the year trying to decide what I want out of my 2023. I’ve spent the last several weeks thinking about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I like spending some of January planning out my new year—as opposed to trying to have it all figured out in December. I’ve found that waiting to set my goals until the middle of the month actually eliminated some of the unhealthy expectations and resolutions I might have otherwise set on January 1st… I know I can’t hope to achieve any “do this every day” goals when January is already almost over, ha! Continue reading “2023 Plans and Goal Setting”
The last weekly recap of 2022! I’m also sharing a photo from my 5th annual Elf on the Shelf photoshoot. For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, for the past five Christmases, I have dressed up as a makeshift elf and found a place in or around my parents’ house to sit. It all started in winter of 2018 when my mom pointed out that the red basketball shorts and green jacket I wore to bed looked very elf-like. An elf hat and some (rather annoying) jingling slippers later, a Christmas tradition was born. After the second year I started running out of shelves in the house that would hold my weight, so I’ve migrated to places outside! Continue reading “Weekly Recap #52, 2022”
I find myself feeling overwhelmed today. Suddenly it is a new year, and I don’t even know where to begin in deciding what I want out of 2023. It’s so unlike me, to have not already brainstormed a lengthy list of habits and goals that feel so promising yet probably won’t be achieved. It’s my MO—I’m very talented at dreaming but oftentimes less-so at doing. I reread my 2022 Plans and Goal Setting blog post, as well as last year’s recap… I laughed at some of the goals I set and completely forgot about. I felt a tinge of surprise and pride when I realized what goals I did accomplish. And I found myself wondering, have I outgrown the “awards-style” blog post I’ve published on past New Year’s Eves? What else did I outgrow in 2022? Friendships? Dreams?