For me, I am sitting here and asking the simple question of “Where did the year go?”
For a lot of us, we have been getting back into a new routine and finding out what worked and what doesn’t work after almost two years of restrictions and changes that have happened around us. In some cases, for some people, the way they work has changed from being in the office every day to now working at home either all the time or most of the time.
In some cases, the changes are going to be permanent and for other’s the new year is going to result in going back into the office either more often or every day. For someone like me my home is also my office, so there isn’t a change that is going to happen other than when clients want me in their location, which has happened all along.
One of the things that I have noticed is a lot more people are spending more time at home instead of always wanting to be out and doing things. For us, we don’t go out as much as we did in the past, and that means that we have more time to spend together at home doing things that we enjoy. We have also found ways of being happy doing things without the need of being among a lot of people.
In a lot of ways, this year has been the year when we have been able to discover our new routines and our new normal. It may still change some over the next little while, but figuring out how to be happy is what is important. As I am writing this the end of the year is quickly approaching and the year will roll over to a different number but what’s the only real difference, I can see that is going to be happening for us. Yes, the year seems to have gone by quickly in a lot of ways, but then maybe that is because we are doing what we enjoy doing.
So, with that, I wish every one a Happy New Year and I hope that 2023 is a good year for you.