Happy New Year Friend! Yikes, I can’t believe its 2022 already! Where did the year go? Today I’m recapping my 2021 + the lessons I’ve learned! So here’s to Goodbye 2021!
To be honest, 2021 was a hard year for me. Yes, of course there were good + awesome moments but it was a lot of waiting, anxiety, self doubt, disappointment + rearranging plans.
I’m pretty sure that a lot of people can relate + had some disappointing moments etc. The anxiety that I had [+ to be honest still do] was rough. Not only to be so anxious all the time, but I’m so tired of having anxiety over things. [I did switch my medicine + I I’m going to do a whole post on that so I don’t want to go to deep into it now.] There was nothing I could do but try to eliminate it + get through it. I did learn some new things that helped reduce it + different techniques to help stop the spiraling.
The amount of self doubt I had this year was more than I like to admit. A lot of it was because I dreaded taking blog photos of me. I just don’t like the way I look which is why there aren’t that many. I also doubted the content I was creating for the blog + that no one would really care of read it [I was wrong on that one]. But seeing the stats of the blog + my IG, a lot of times it was really discouraging.
I will say, this was a good lesson because even when I didn’t get the “results” I wanted, I didn’t let it discourage me + I kept publishing blog posts. It took me a little while to realize that I wasn’t creating content for the numbers. I was doing it because I enjoyed it + wanted/hoped to help others.
The waiting, disappointment + rearranging plans was partly due to the pandemic + also because some personal things that I’m not ready to talk about. Maybe one day.
I don’t want to be a Debbie downer ha! So a highlight of the year was I married my aunt + her husband in May! Talk about being nervous ha! It was completely out of my comfort zone + something I had never done. Not to mention I had to walk down a huge grassy hill in 4 inch hills ha! But I nailed it! Both the walk + ceremony! AND my cousin asked me to officiate this wedding too!
This year I also rediscovered my love of photography + post processing! I had so much fun editing all my photos! But this year I also learned a new skill + that is graphic design. Not to toot my own horn but I created a lot of awesome graphics + photos this year. I hope to continue it in the new year!
Another highlight was we actually got to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family + it was just what my soul needed! I even wrote a whole blog post about it! You can read it here.
I didn’t do a great job of being intentional until the last couple of months of 2021 but when I was it was awesome. Because whatever I was being intentional about, products, experiences, etc it was all things I LOVED + set my soul on fire. That is something else I’m bringing into the New Year!
Now stay tuned for tomorrows posts about my hopes + dreams for 2022!!
So tell me. How was 2021 for you?! Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know! Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!
Thank you so much for being here + reading ✨ Goodbye 2021 ✨ !! It means so much to me! 🤍✨
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