Never have I ever been so excited for a year to end. It took me a while to figure out my theme for 2022 because 2021 was a bit rough and felt oh, so long. Heading into the beginning of last year my theme was “consistency.” I wanted to work on building better habits that would lead to a happier, healthier me. And let me tell you how that went…
I slipped into a bit of a funk last year. The lack of boundaries between work and home, the sameness of each workday, the endlessly depressing news. It all got to me and then the last thing I cared about was consistency in my daily habits. I was just trying to get through each day.
What I want most in 2022 are joy, clarity and inspiration. That’s what was missing in my 2021; which brings me to my theme for 2022:
Be bold. Be brave.
Reviewing this past year, I realized I was most consistent in letting fear hold me back. Fear of putting myself out there, fear of saying the wrong thing, fear of someone else’s opinion of me, fear of rejection. (I can keep going but you get the point.)
It’s ridiculous when I think about it. The only thing that fear gives me is a heightened level of anxiety and rapidly decreasing motivation.
In 2022, I’m committing to being bold and being brave because I think this applying this mantra to my daily life will help me find that joy, clarity and inspiration I am seeking. Speaking of, this little photoshoot became a great primer in being bold as I headed to the grocery store afterward – still in my sequin gown. At 11am, I looked like I was leaving a party way too late or I had a super early NYE celebration to attend. Ha!
What’s your focus for 2022? Let’s celebrate the joy of this clean slate and make this our best year yet.