In addition to my review of the year, it’s time for my short round-up of hopes and aims for the year ahead. 2023 feels like it’s going to be a year full of potential – possibly because it’s the first year in a few where we’ve got a feeling of certainty about the plans we’ve made, and as such actually have a few things lined up. But it’s also a year where we feel on the cusp of a few different life plans, and we might see ourselves move a step further forward with some of them.
The older I get, the more I’m aware of life being a competition, which is ironic as it is a lot more subtle than it used to be. Back in primary school it was all about who got the highest percentage on an end of term test, or whose plant grew the most flowers. Now it is everything and anything, from friends and relationships to jobs and lifestyle. Social media most definitely doesn’t help – always encouraging you to have the most likes, friends or followers. Success has become a number, not a feeling.