2022 – Year in Review

Did 2022 kinda suck for me? Yeah, I would say it did. Besides bringing the twinnies into the world, not much else went to plan.

I had a hospital stay after my twins were born, my oldest daughter had a seizure and an unfortunate diagnosis and we had an issue with our neighbour that affected my anxiety levels.

Learning to juggle three children has been a challenge and coming to terms with the lack of time I have for myself and the ways my life has changed over the past few years has been a struggle. I’ve done a lot of things alone and felt the weight of family life.

The year has flown by and thinking back, I’m hardly able to remember anything that I’ve actually done. Between taking my kids to appointments and scrambling to do things on their nap times, I feel like I haven’t actually accomplished much.

But it’s important to remember the positives. The year hasn’t been without achievements and accomplishments and going through my monthly posts has helped me to remember that.

I’ve finished the first round of edits for my very first novel and have been able to do a little bit of creative writing for a new project. I’ve found a job that works very well with being a stay-at-home-mum and I’ve been able to spend the year watching my babies grow, which is priceless.

December is my favourite time of the year. It’s busy and chaotic as everyone prepares for Christmas, but we are also winding down.
We know that a break is coming and we’re happy to let things slide until next year. I’m so looking forward to spending as much time as possible with my family during the break between Christmas and New Year. Presents aren’t very important to me. Making memories and spending time together is.

I can honestly say that I am an entirely different person than I was in January of this year. It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing, it’s just a fact. 2022 has changed me and taught me invaluable lessons about myself. Becoming a mum of twins and a mum of three children has made me let go of things that I used to care about as I change my priorities.

In saying that, I’m reassessing myself in 2023. I’m reassessing where I am in my life and continuing to work out my priorities. While I’m not setting resolutions and my goals for 2023 will be similar to that of 2022, I’m taking some time to engage in self-reflection over the summer to work out where I want to be and making a plan to get there.

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2022 was kind to you and I hope 2023 is everything you hope for.

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