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/
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.
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.