Hello everyone and hello 2023! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Now all the festivities are over, I guess it’s back to work. How are you all feeling about this year?
Above, I have added some pictures of 2022. What a year! It was eventful to say the least. I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to 2022.
I feel like I got lucky in 2022. So much went right. I hope in 2023 I will continue that trend. I want to take a minute to reflect on this past year, with the thought of manifesting a great year in 2023.
In 12 months:
January- May: Worked (at what felt) like endlessly to finish my degree.
April: Jacob turned 22 🙂 I submitted my dissertation after working for almost two years on it.
June: I became a personal trainer.
July: I graduated with a first class 🙂
August: I started my own business and became a Registered Nutritionist!
September: Confirmed my place on my PhD and scholarship! We went to Italy.
October: I started my PhD!
November: I turned 22 🙂
December: Goodbye 2022
It has certainly been a full-on year. I will never forget this year for being the year of my PhD, where I finally managed it.
There is certainly a lot to come in 2023. I wonder, do you make New Year’s resolutions?
I’m not sure If I like the phrase ‘resolutions’. I take the time at the end of the year to reflect upon the year that I had and what went well/ what didn’t work so much. I like to reflect; I think it’s healthy and new year is the perfect time to do it.
I usually take each aspect of my life and write a new goal/ reflection regarding that aspect of my life. For instance, a goal I want to work on this year is getting more guests on the podcast. I’m kicking off the year strong with a guest in the first episode! Make sure to give it a listen when it comes out this Sunday, it’s about climate change! This year, my podcast will reach the 100th episode. I want to do something very special for it, but I’m not sure what yet. Any ideas? Leave them below!
Just like everyone else, I always revisit my health goals. This year I want to finally get the splits, focus on my swimming and flexibility, as well as continuing to get to the gym. I never drastically change my health goals at new year. It is usually constantly evolving as I learn about new science and aim to apply that knowledge in my fitness and wellness routine.
Within my PhD and academic life, I want to focus on reading as much literature as I can, and not just about sugar and its effects on health. I don’t want to be an expert in one thing and lack knowledge in other aspects of my field. My job allows me to learn a lot about different nutrition and fitness related topics, but I would like to keep reading. I think it’s easy to lose that when you get out of uni.
To be honest, I don’t feel all that motivated after the festivities and into the start of 2023. I feel I am usually quite enthusiastic about the new year and a fresh start. Maybe I didn’t get quite enough break. I feel that is my excuse for everything right now!
I truly hope that you had a wonderful end to 2022, and that you are feeling good about 2023.
I wish you all the luck in the world going in to 2023.
Lots more to come in 2023, so if you aren’t already, follow along for more!
Thank you for reading!
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