Hello 2022

We’re a full week into the new year! I touched upon it earlier but my views on goal-setting have changed during the pandemic. For most of my life, I would feel guilty if I wasn’t productive in my free time. And I worried I was somehow deficient for never wanting a “career” or children. Now in my late 30s, I don’t even think of marriage or owning a house as required milestones (I tried and lost both!). I now place a higher value on getting enough rest and remembering my value is not tied to these force-fed ideas of adult accomplishment. What a relief to let that go! It might seem contradictory that I am against hustle culture while also pushing myself to work two jobs (my takehome pay is roughly $25,000 working 45-50 hours a week). I want to clarify that I don’t think I should have to cobble together two entry level jobs to cover my lifestyle, but here we are. I do my best to strike a balance in an unbalanced world. Here are things that I am looking forward to doing or think will feel good, but I’m also making peace with the idea, I never get to everything!

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