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?
Happy New Year’s Eve! I’ve tried writing this post’s intro over and over again, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s really no way to start an end-of-year blog post without using at least one cliché phrase (such as “I can’t believe the year is already over!” or “What a year it’s been!”). No matter how many times I think these phrases, I will try to keep them to a minimum today… Anyway, I always love sharing these yearly recap posts to reflect on everything I accomplished in the last 12 months (and everything I did not, to learn what I could do differently next year). So without further ado, here are some milestones I reached this year, a few reflections, and most importantly, the award-style blog post that has become a New Year’s Eve tradition here at Graceful Rags. Peace out, 2021! Continue reading “2021 Recap: And the Award Goes To…”
Happy New Year’s Eve! I always love sharing an annual post on this day to recap the year and any blogging milestones I accomplished in the past 12 months. While I’ve been really enjoying reading other bloggers’ posts about the lessons they’ve learned during this difficult year, I’ve decided to keep my reflections to myself for once and just share something lighthearted today. As I’ve done in the past, I’m doing an ‘awards show’ blog post to showcase my top posts of 2020. Now let’s get to it and take a scroll down memory lane! Continue reading “2020 Recap: And the Award Goes To…”