A Year in Review 2022: Reflecting on the Year/What I’m Grateful For

December 28, 2022

Can you believe it’s already the end of 2022?! I feel like the past year has just flown by, especially as I’ve navigated so many monumental life changes.

Taking time out to remind yourself of what you are grateful for is the perfect self-care activity to help wind down this year. Sometimes our New Year’s resolutions have us remembering what we didn’t change or accomplish which leads us to forget all that we have going for us. No matter how small or large, taking the time out to journal or write down what it is that you were most thankful and grateful for this year can help you enter this new year with a positive view, one that sees abundance and opportunity, rather than one that focuses on what didn’t happen. To practice, I am sharing some of my favorite memories and what I am most grateful for this year.  

2022 has been by far the most filled with life-changing events. To recap 2022, I became engaged, got married, and found out I was pregnant with TWINS all over the course of the last year. In addition to getting married and finding out I am expecting, my husband and I moved to Tampa, Florida to be closer to my family and hopefully receive (lots of) help with the twins. 

I entered this year totally single and feeling less than optimistic about dating. I had been on too many first dates to count but I came to find out all those first dates lead up to the last first date and I am so grateful that 2022 provided me with that. My husband is my number one support system whose positive energy always amazes me. I could not have lucked out any better when it comes to finding my own perfect match and life partner. And what I am truly thankful for is that our boys will have an amazing father who will support and love them and fill them up with his magnetic positive happy energy.  

In addition to these monumental changes, I was privileged to have gone on a trip of a lifetime with twenty relatives and that trip included some of the best family memories that I will cherish forever. While we were lucky to visit such a beautiful country like Ireland, it was the meals and family game nights that will stand out the most to me. I am reminded of what matters most to me and what I have to be thankful for at the end of each day: love and family. 

Having grown up being the youngest of four and one of forty-something first cousins, I have been blessed to never feel short on family time and love. This year, that family expanded as I was welcomed in by my in-laws who have been incredibly supportive and loving and have showered these little babes with love already. 

I am incredibly lucky that I have this loving family and support system and could not imagine this year, taking these major steps, without them. I love that I am expanding and creating my own little family and that they too will get to grow up with lots of cousins and great aunts and uncles and relatives to shower them with love. At the end of the day, I know that I am lucky to be in this unique situation filled with relatives and a strong support system and for that I am most thankful. 

What are you most grateful for this year?