2022 Visions

I was going to post my announcement with the year in review on New Year’s Eve, but since this was a question on Writing.com this morning, I took it as a sign to post tonight.

The question of the day on Writing.com was this:

What is your vision, or dream, for the new year?

I answered in the following:

Less time online, focusing on my jobs, boyfriend, friends, family, and life. I also want to work on my Happiness Box and the book I want to write about it.

The one who posted the question responded:

Sounds like you have your priorities in order.

I responded:

Yeah. Life has been on an upswing and while I expect storms along the way and all sorts of ups and downs, I want to stay focused on the most important things. Blogging and social media aren’t really important right now. Will I stop it entirely? No… But I won’t be updating my blog often or visiting other blogs. I’m sort of tired of it right now.

I won’t be active in the blogosphere in 2022. I won’t be writing as much and I won’t be visiting as much either. I really want to focus on my offline life, especially with Tommy and my full-time job. I have a lot on my plate now and what is on my plate is more important than blogging; I’m a Happy Jess when I focus on the priorities and a blog isn’t my top priority now; same with reading.

Thank you for understanding. The Happiness Box Project will be celebrating 5 years on 1/1 and I will be adding to the box in 2022. I think focusing on real life will benefit the Happiness Box too.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “2022 Visions”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy new year, dear friend!

    I applaud you, Jess. The person who replied to you got it right. You do have your priorities in order. When you spend too much time sharing on social media, including the blog circuit, it robs you of the time you have to actually get out there and live your life. It’s a simple equation: less sharing = more time for fun. Your world has opened up considerably since the misery of the pandemic first set in. Seize this opportunity and continue to gain momentum, establishing new and more productive patterns that will serve you in the coming year. You will notice the difference, as I’m sure you already are.

    Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support. I wish you all the best in the coming year, dear friend JM!


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