2022: The Year of Self-Growth

Every year, I do a “The Year of…” and end with something that I feel highlights how my year went. This year, I choose “self-growth.” Normally, I highlight all the fun things I did or places I visited, but this year, as you’ll read below, was a bit different.

This post might not make a lot of sense for my readers because I mostly talk about travel and my fun experiences on my blog. However, behind the scenes, I have been working on self-growth and improvement. I’m still very much so a work-in-progress and I have a lot of work to do. I’m not sure how comfortable I’ll feel talking about this or how deep I’ll go, but here’s a general highlight of how this year’s journey has been for me (please be gentle).

  • I started therapy to get my mental health under control
  • I started personal training to get my fitness under control
  • I’m working to set better work-life boundaries and balances
  • I’m working on finances for long-term investments

The work-life balance one has been really difficult for me. This year, I basically worked. And worked. And worked. I took no vacations, stopped traveling, and let a lot of my goals for the year slip. I confess that a lot of my blog posts from this year used older content that I just never posted, simply because I’ve had a difficult time getting outside and traveling this year. All because I let work takeover my life. And for what? I feel like I have nothing to show for it. I really hope that you, dear reader, never reach the point that I’ve reached. It’s incredibly unhealthy and not worth it. I repeat: Your job is not worth it.

On a positive note, myself and my family remain safe and healthy. My cat continues to be my favorite creature. I started volunteering at my local animal shelter. I got some new tattoos, piercings and dyed my hair. I love where I live.

I’m so sorry if this post was too honest and a bit of a downer so I’m going to keep it short. But we’re not always going to have a good year. My quarter-life crisis hit hard, as did my “villain era.” It happens. We’re human. At least we’re alive and here for another year, right?

I hope that you had a wonderful 2022 and if not, then another year is around the corner with a new opportunity to have the best year of your life. Cheers to 2022. Have a wonderful holiday ❤


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