Hope. Anxiety. Depression. Confusion. These are just some of the words I would use to describe my experience of the past year, which, to be honest, are the same words I would have used to describe 2020.
But there were a few differences from the start of the pandemic, which made this year marginally better than last. Being able to eat in a restaurant for my birthday, or traveling out of state for the holidays are top of mind for me.
I am engaging more with my friends on Instagram, connecting with those I haven’t seen in a long time (seriously, we are coming up to 2 years now!). And, of course, I have decided to actually start blogging right here.
The one difference this year that really made a big impact on me was successfully launching my candle business in the midst of a shipping and supply chain crisis. Second to writing is my desire to create with my own hands and to share my creations with others. Candle-making allows me to do both.
And the best part? I get to do this with Mike, who has been my number one source of comfort, encouragement, and inspiration throughout the year.
So, here we are, at the end of a second year of uncertainty. But one thing is certain: we can make 2022 a better year.