The year is almost at an end. Before I close down for the festive break, I wanted to take a moment to look back over 2022.
Like many people, 2022 has been a year of recovery and getting back to normal for me (even if that’s a ‘new normal’). With pandemic lockdowns and restrictions out of the way, I could forge ahead with work and my plans. In 2022, that meant:
- writing blog posts for clients, mainly on the topics of job hunting, careers, and employment best practice
- continuing to provide social media advice to authors through my blog and guidance posts and my monthly newsletter
- working as an author – my novel Magic Bound was published in the summer and I’m working on the follow-up novel right now
- taking a well-earned holiday cruising the Norwegian fjords with my husband
I added a portfolio page to my website to show off the blog posts and articles I’m most proud of. I also created plenty of blog content about freelancing and copywriting:
- Why the end of January is the ideal time to check in on yourself
- Worried about making a fool of yourself on social media?
- Overwhelm: when it all gets a little too much
- The hidden productivity of being a freelancer
- The 3 building blocks of a business blog
- 5 ways I handle summer as a freelancer
- 3 fears that get in the way of your business blog
- My thoughts on Twitter
- The gift of no
I won’t lie: 2022 has been kind of exhausting, in both good and bad ways. But it’s also been incredibly productive and eye-opening too. In fact, I’d like to say, ‘thank you, 2022’ for leading me to right where I needed to be (okay, perhaps ‘pushing me’ would be more accurate).
And thank you to you, dear reader, too. Have the most wonderful of festive seasons, however you spend it. Here’s to the kind of 2023 you need it to be. Merry Christmas. Happy new year. Talk soon.