I think it has become an annual ritual for me to write a post as the year changes over. This year is no different from that perspective.
This has been a quiet holiday season for me with several family members getting sick. The usual traditions we do on New Year’s Eve are being traded in for a visit to the hospital for some tests for my mom and a quiet dinner of hamburgers and cheese fries (don’t judge!) from Shake Shack because my parents love that place.
This past year has been a whirlwind. We sold our house and moved downtown. We traveled to Europe for the first time in a few years, visiting 4 countries in 2 weeks, and I finally broke down and bought a new car. We also celebrated some milestone birthdays with a mini reunion in Tampa which was such a wonderful time with family.
Work has had some great wins as well with the completion of The Guide to Thrive, the launch of the Black Boardroom Leadership Initiative, and the promotion of our Community Investment Coordinator to a management role. I am thankful to work with such passionate an amazing people both on our team and in our community.
As I contemplate 2023, my thoughts are a little more random than usual, and I am filled with a whole lot of “feels”.
Some of my thoughts-
I am so grateful to have family close by.
I am thankful to have both of my parents, now in their eighties, and to see them often.
I am happy that my husband is celebrating another year of health.
I am glad to have all of my kids is the same time zone.
I love that I now live 6 minutes from work.
I am blessed with a great job and great friends.
So as I look forward into 2023, I have no idea what the year will bring, and that is ok. I am just going to live it one day at a time and be open to new ideas and new possibilities.
Happy New Year!