Just another New Year’s Eve, or so the song goes. Time to bid farewell to 2021!
To be honest, the past year was a blur for me. I kept busy with various writing and editing projects, webinars, and virtual conferences. I also finished NaNoWriMo. I did not prepare a full tally of number of presentations, articles, etc., but I prefer to focus on quality, not quantity, and I can honestly say my work this year was both interesting and fulfilling.
Like so many others, I experienced loss. Two beloved relatives died as a result of COVID-19. Both lovely women, gone way too soon! On a positive note, I did get to spend some quality in-person time with family members and friends in July and it was a nice respite from visiting on Zoom!
Last year, I chose the word “Resilient” as my word for the year. I outlined this in my “Saying Farewell to 2020: My Year in Review” blog post.” I wrote in part:
“So, I have decided that RESILIENT/RESILIENCE will be my word for 2021. I will be honest in saying I have no idea what 2021 will bring. However, as I prepare for the new year, I do have hope and faith and I look forward to new possibilities!”
As it turns out, resilience was a perfect word for me for 2021. Choosing a word for 2022 was more difficult.
After much deliberation, I have selected RESET as my word for 2022.
The definition of “reset” according to Dictionary.com is:
“verb (used with object), re·set, re·set·ting.
to set again:
to set, adjust, or fix in a new or different way”
I chose this word after coming across a blog post from 2018, “12 Simple Ways to Hit the Reset Button on Life.” This article has a number of excellent suggestions I hope to implement in the coming year.
I will be honest in saying I have no idea what 2022 will bring. However, as I prepare for the new year, I am leaving all the baggage of 2021 in the rear view mirror. Onward!
Changes are planned for this blog, my LisaAlzo and ResearchWriteConnect websites, and my work as a creative. I don’t know what the road ahead will bring, but I continue to have hope and faith and I look forward to whatever possibilities come my way.
I would like to extend a special thank you to my readers for your continued support in 2021.
I wish you health, happiness, and better days in 2022!
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