Hard to believe that it’s the end of another month as well as the end of 2022. Time can certainly go by quickly. It’s crazy to think how fast it can go, when you look back and think about it.
As it’s the end of December and of 2022, I feel like it’s a good time to reflect on this last month as well as the year, share some thoughts, and talk about taking a break from blogging this last month.
Taking a Break
This year, towards the end of the month, I have gotten into the habit of brainstorming, planning, and writing content for the following month. It’s been definitely helpful. Something that I am glad I’ve been doing.
However, in November, when it came time to start this, I just wasn’t feeling it. Something was just telling me that maybe I needed a break. Something just felt a bit off.
So, that’s why I haven’t written or posted any content here this month. Because of how I was feeling, I decided to take a break, relax a bit, spend time with my family, and just take care and focus on me.
Sometimes, we all need a break. We all need to take care of ourselves. And that’s what I’ve been focusing on and making more time for. Taking time to exercise, meditate, reflect on things like how I’m feeling or how my day went, reading a book, listening to some podcasts, just name a few.
After all, we’re not robots. We need to take breaks, slow down at times, and make sure that we are looking after ourselves and our needs.
Reflecting on the Month
As December comes to an end, I can’t help but look back and reflect on things that have happened over the course of the month. Some good came my way, while others not as much. Some changes happened and/or had to be done. But that’s part of life.
I would like to share a few things with you with regards to this month. I want to share things that have happened, changes made, and lessons learned. Here we go.
1. Losing my job. For a bit over a year, I have been working as a receptionist at a yoga studio. A few weeks ago, my supervisor told me that she was letting me go. I finished working there just before Christmas.
Honestly, not exactly what I wanted to happen, especially before Christmas. However, I can’t say I’m entirely upset about it. I wasn’t enjoying the work anymore. It wasn’t the best environment to work it. I wasn’t happy there and I had been thinking of quitting for a while. So all in all, not all bad.
2. Focusing on my inner self and looking inward. As I mentioned earlier, in November, I felt a bit off. So over the last few weeks, I’ve taken more time to just sit or lie down, let myself think and feel, and just reflect on those thoughts. It can be easy to just avoid it or not make time to do this sort of thing. I know I have. But making time to reflect and pay attention to my thoughts and feelings has been good in a lot of ways. So, definitely something that I will continue.
3. Continued to work on just being myself. Over the last few years, I have been working on accepting myself the way I am, having a better mindset, and just letting myself just be me. As I write this, I can see how far I’ve come with this. As much as it has taken time, patience and work to get to this point, I think slowing down a bit and focusing more on my thoughts, feelings, and being more aware of what works for me has definitely helped quite a bit.
These are some thoughts that I have as I reflect on the last month of 2022. I still have things to work on, but I have made some progress and have some ideas on where I’d like to go from here. I look forward to seeing where 2023 takes me.