If there’s anything that summarizes what I’m hoping for this year, it’s probably that photo above.
2020-2021 were years filled with “main character energy.” Everything was all about the main quest, gaining EXP, buffing up, leveling up, etc. and while I’m grateful for literally everything those years threw my way, I am admittedly exhausted.
For 2022, I just want to live. I want peace. I don’t want to be in survival mode all the time. Let’s lessen the fight-or-flight mode, please. The latter half of 2021 was a lot kinder to me and I could only hope for that kind of peace to continue a little longer, seeping its way through 2022.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited about the new journeys ahead. There are new experiences I’ve yet to know. There are new things I’d likely end up loving, which I’d never think I would (2021’s version of hosting), and while they’re definitely something worth looking forward to, I crave to be spoiled a little longer with the warm sense of familiarity.
I spent the first day of the year in deep thought about many things. Naturally, a part of it was thinking about what my goals would be this year and I concluded only one thing:
All I want is to continue growing and watering the seeds I planted in 2020-2021 – to continue growing as a young professional, a voice artist, a host, and a person, overall.
I want to continue growing in love, nurturing the beautiful romance I was blessed with.
I want to slow down, work with what I have, and use it to continue moving forward in gentle, peaceful steps.
Cheers to you, 2022.
May you bring better, brighter, gentler days ahead