2021 feels like it’s been one giant juxtaposition. The time overall has flown by, yet some periods within have felt never ending.
I wouldn’t say it’s been a great year, but equally it has not been a bad one.
One thing I would say about 2021 is that it’s felt quite lonely at times. With a lot of people getting back to ‘normal’ life, I feel like I’ve been left behind.
I haven’t seen my friends much, and I’ve still been limiting the amount of times I’ve been able to see family. I’ve barely been anywhere except for a supermarket and I miss going to places which bring me joy.
It’s been a hard year in that sense but I’m hopeful that greater normality will feel comfortable again soon. That’s my one wish for 2022.
Positives I can take from this year are that I’ve worked so hard to keep working and so hard to keep myself out of hospital. There’s been patches where I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m so proud of myself for not taking a single sick day but for also recognising my bodies warning signs before things got too bad.
I hope that in 2022 I can continue to understand my conditions and my body better.
I don’t agree with New Years resolutions which centre around the idea of a ‘new you’ so I would say to try and focus on resolutions which bring you happiness and joy. Commit to doing more of what you love and more of what brings you happiness. Why do things that make you miserable, right!? 😂
Next year I would like to reconnect with some passions and people. I will not be specifying these as then I don’t have to disclose my failure when it doesn’t happen! So I’ll leave that for some of you who know me personally to guess 😅
I hope that however this year has been for you, you can find hope in a new year and a new chapter. If, like me, that’s not what you believe in, then happy next day of your life and treat each day as a fresh start.
Crazy Fact- my blog has reached 8.5k people this year!!