A last post for 2022

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As we near the end of 2022, I want to take a moment to reflect on everything that happened. Before I welcome the year 2023, I must decide what memories I will take with me, what particular events I am thankful for, and what experience has taught me the best lesson.

In 2022, there was no middle point for me. I have known only the extreme high or the deepest bottom. Life has taken me off guard, and I felt puzzled while searching for answers.

This year has given me everything I asked for and everything I did not know I needed. Out of nowhere, I was blessed with a growth opportunity in my career. I did not see it coming, but the universe had it all planned for me. With that growth, I had to step into a greater level of learning which felt uncomfortable. I truly understand the meaning that everything worthwhile is uphill. We only grow out of our comfort zone. I am still learning, growing, and grateful for the opportunity.

Two years ago, I celebrated a milestone. Unfortunately, due to Covid, I never had a chance to celebrate and had to pause my planned birthday vacation. I was utterly pleased to enjoy this vacation this past June finally. I spent two beautiful weeks touring Europe. It was such an enriching experience that I will cherish forever.  https://marjiesimpleword.com/i-travel-to-escape-and-regain-my-life/

Germany, June 2022
Rothenburg, Germany
Brussels, June 2022
Lucerne, Switzerland

2022 was not all successful. I have reached the deep bottom and overcame several challenges. I have lost joy and interest in everything that usually made me smile, and my blog suffered the most as the inspiration was gone. I am here, ready for another year, so I will not dwell on the negative part of this year.

I will only say that for a very long time, I have tried to hide my pain and pretend that everything was okay, and the truth behind each smile was a torrent of tears. I realized that I could no longer lie or hide my truth. I am finally ready to admit that my marriage has come to an end.

Thankfully, travel expands the mind and can fill all the gaps. In November, I traveled to Greece and spent one enriching week. It was all I needed to save me from the chaos.

Acropolis
Greece, November 2022

As I look ahead to the new year, I feel very thankful for all the gains, losses, and experiences I have been through in 2022.  I am confident that last year has given me enough hope, determination, and strength to start 2023.

I want to say thank you to all of you who have visited my website even though I was not very active. It means a lot to me. I hope you also took some time to reflect and are ready to embrace all the blessings coming your way.

Cheers to the New Year ahead.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Some things in my year were great and some not really, but that’s okay, all part of my journey. Congrats on your career growth, that’s awesome! Wishing you a wonderful 2023.

  2. It is amazing that you traveled to Greece this year, I hope you liked it. I also traveled to Green this year, and went to Athens and Santorini, was amazing…

  3. Thank you for sharing your reflective post of 2022. It was a very rough year for many. But all good and bad experiences comes with lessons to learn and strength to gain. Happy 2023. I pray that everyone reading this blog, will be filled with blessings of happiness in 2023.

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