Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Reminders for 2023

So Julie, who made her first appearance on this blog back in 2007 after delivering an egg (just go read it!), gifted me with a page-a-day badass calendar for my birthday last year, wanting to present me with an actual physical gift that year. And I tore off those pages with relish for about five days in a row. It's not that I didn't want to be a badass, but that I was storing it far away from my recycling bin, and I felt bad about all those little pieces of paper. I ended up reading them in chunks, probably about once a month, and just completed the last of it heading into the end of 2022. I thought I'd share some of them with you.

"A setback creates opportunity for a comeback." While my social media profiles make my life look like a highlight reel, this year has had its complications. I particularly wanted 2022 to be a stellar year at work, and while I'm proud of how I've handled myself, I can't make things happen that aren't going to happen. I've spent a lot of this year stressed about things I cannot control, and while that's a trait I'm unlikely to change, perhaps there will be more wins in the years to come, and the seeds have been planted now. Maybe it's the same for you, too.

"I deserve time to rest."As many a meme states around this time of year, I am spending time becoming one with my couch. I normally keep pretty busy (ahem, still living up to the name of this blog), and I love the time I get to spend with friends or even going out alone. But I'm also just really, really tired. And there is a lot of good TV out there. Resting is still doing something productive and I need to remember and be okay with that.

"I am deserving of love and attention." Oh how I struggle with this one. I generically know this to be true, but I'm not sure I believe it's meant for me. Which I also know is ridiculous. So, something I should work on.

"Ask someone else: What was the best thing that happened to you this year?" I've already shared a lot of my highlights in my birthday post. So this is me asking you. What's the best of 2022? And what are you hoping for in 2023?

Whatever it is, I'm wishing you all the best things. Happy 2023!