Time-starved is the word I would choose to describe my 2021. It’s absurd since our generation never had as much time on their hands as we did in the last couple of years.
There were some highlights. I’ve rediscovered a long-lost passion for writing, I ran a 10K, I harvested olives with family, a providential stroke of luck got me involved in a top-secret project that may become the most important work I’ll ever do, I won a design award for one of my best clients, and it was a very successful year financially. But for the most part, the past 365 days have been a mix of activities roughly lumped together, sprinkled with all-nighters, and seasoned in burnout with a sense of guilt.
I read some comforting stats somewhere saying that I’m not alone in feeling like this. That’s where I’m at; finding relief in other people’s suffering.
Routine is the word I would choose to describe my 2022. That’s what I’d love to be able to say a year from now. I want to reclaim my time, work less, create more, stay in the open, take better care of my body and mind, and be a better partner. Routine is how I plan to regularly check all the boxes.
One year from now, what word will you choose to describe your 2022?