my word for 2022
Hello friends and happy new year! As we turn the page on another year (in which it totally felt like a sequel — praying it’s no trilogy) I wanted to share some tidbits on my outlook for this new chapter, which you guessed it, is all about acceptance. It’s probably just a stage in life as I near my mid-thirties, but I’m happy to finally be here. A phase in life, where I’m just trying my best and if I fall short, so be it.
From relationships to expectations (even if that means failing to meet them) and all the things in between, for me it’s the acceptance that, “it is what it is,” is in itself a peaceful feeling that brings about calm. In a way it’s like I drank The Serenity Prayer and it’s now running freely throughout my body.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
As I look around our house, I see things that over time I’ve sourced and have in one way or another come together and created this space of harmony. Slowly, coming together over the years, it now flows and feels like a vibe. I’ve let go of my once upon a time fairy tale of a beige aesthetic and accepting that I do in fact love color. Our house is made up of things both old and new… but, mostly old because I love old antiques and vintage pieces, as they have this way of bringing life into a space. Whether it’s their character and charm or tales from another time, I am a fan. Of course, as life goes, there aren’t always happy moments but at least there are these vignettes all around us that create a feeling of comfort and love. All loved but nothing too precious, as it should be with wild and crazy kids.
All that being said, I’ve never been happier nor more optimistic going into a new year. I look forward to new projects on the horizon and continuing to evolve as a human, as a friend, mother and wife. I am enthusiastic about trying to do the things I’ve always wanted to, and again attempting things that I once tried but didn’t quite succeed at (I’m look at you garden) and I wish you all the same.
And I’ll leave you with the all too appropriate TSwift lyrics and my collection of inspiration for the new year: I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling ’22!
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