2022 was the year that I read more books than I ever have before. Reading has been something that I’ve enjoyed on and off for my entire life but 2022 seems to have been the year that I pulled myself out of a slump and found what kind of books I enjoy the most.
Now that 2022 has come to an end and 2023 is here, I think it’s time to chat about what I plan to read this year.
I’m definitely more of a mood reader so this post won’t be a list of all the books I want to read. It will however be where I talk about some of my plans and the book series I hope to get to.
So, without further ado, here are some of my bookish goals for 2023.
While I’ve been away from my blog for a little bit, one of the things I spent more time doing was journaling. More specifically, digitally journaling.
Journaling has been such a relaxing way for me to create without putting too much pressure on myself. I’ve found it almost therapeutic to sit with my iPad and apple pencil and create scrapbook-style journal pages.
I thought it would be a nice idea to share some of my journal pages here to help you get ideas for your own journal.
Here are some of my digital journal pages:
Do you keep a journal, whether it’s digital or physical?
Setting yourself a word of the year can be a great alternative or addition to your new year’s resolutions. It can be your guide when you’re setting goals and help you to determine what is really important to you.
I have quite a few goals that I want to work on through 2022, but I noticed that all of them centre around the same theme.
It’s my 25th birthday today! And what better way to celebrate a birthday than by talking about the things we are grateful for?
Practising gratitude is a great way to help you feel happier in life. I often forget to look on the more positive side and I’m sure many others do too. Life can get in the way and we forget to take a moment to appreciate everything we have.
However, today is my birthday so it’s the perfect time for me to reflect on all the things I’m grateful for.
I came home from town one day to see that The Modern Milkman had posted a flyer through the door about their service. I usually ignore that kind of stuff but I was intrigued so I looked up their website.
They seemed to have all the daily essentials that anyone can need. And it was all plastic free!
Since it seemed so great, I couldn’t help but place an order.
I placed my order on Wednesday and requested for my first delivery to be on the Friday.
All I can think about is food. I will go to the local corner shop and buy as much ‘bad’ foods as I can, then I’ll go home and eat until I physically can’t swallow anymore. I’m spending so much money on food yet I never feel fully satisfied.
My relationship with food is confusing. I have all the knowledge I need to know what foods to be eating more or less of, I know all about portion sizes and I even know about macros. However, when I see food, my mind pretends to know nothing and just grabs whatever it can.
As you can probably imagine, this kind of eating pattern has meant that I have gained quite a lot of weight. But I’ll explain more on that soon. Let me just take you back to the beginning quickly.