Here we are. It's 2022. I know… It's been 2022 for a few weeks now, but I feel like after our chaotic, unexpected Christmas (spent sick and stuck at home) and then our delayed Christmas trip this past week, the New Year is still sinking in for me. At the beginning of January, I was honestly mentally exhausted and not feeling very positive about the year ahead. But the family time and change of scenery we got this past week gave me some designated time to reflect on the past year and think about my hopes and intentions for the year ahead. It's strange to see where I was this time last year... and how much has changed, but also stayed the same. The effects of the pandemic continue to be frustrating and draining, and I don't know about you but I still yearn for things to feel more normal and settled. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do about the circumstances of the world. So, I am choosing to focus on the things I can nurture this year -- my health and wellbeing and my family's. But, before I dive into my intention for 2022, I want to share a little insight into how the past year has been.
I wanted to slow down because my 2019 life felt so hectic and busy, but not in a good way. Working from home, in addition to other restrictions that the pandemic caused, grounded me and revealed what the heart of my life really entailed. It gave me a fresh perspective and appreciation for the things that really matter. Of course getting pregnant and having my first child changed my perspective even more. Having a baby slows you down in a very unique way! Now as 2021 begins, I am starting the year with this fresh perspective and making a new intention.
I have been thinking a lot about the past year and decade, which I touched on last week, and I gathered my thoughts when it comes to plans and goals for for this year. Before I share my 2020 goals with you all, I wanted to share the benefits of goal sharing.