Tuesday 27 December 2022

2022: My Year in Review

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Image credit: Lindsey Arber Photography

2022 has absolutely flown by - how is it almost 2023 already? Honestly, I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Surely it was 2021 only yesterday?

This year has definitely been a busy one for me, with lots of planning and prep, a big life event, and of course, plenty of fun and games along the way too. 

But what were my highlights of 2022? Read on to find out!

  • Let's kick things off with the big one... I got married! All the months of planning and organisation paid off as we had an incredible day in the sunshine with all our friends and family
  • I enjoyed a fantastic Harry Potter-themed hen party organised by my wonderful bridesmaids
  • I realised who the most important people in my life are, and stopped putting time and energy into those who don't consider me an important person in their life
  • I discovered my favourite ever TV show (Young Royals) and a new favourite comfort show (Heartstopper)
  • I realised that putting yourself first and protecting your mental health is not a weakness
  • I continued learning French and started learning Swedish too
  • I formally changed my name after our wedding (still getting used to being Mrs L!)
  • Finally, I got to see the Green Bay Packers play in London. Go Pack Go!
  • I read 61 books
  • We completed some more work on our home, continuing to make it into our own space
  • We enjoyed a relaxing minimoon in a cabin in the beautiful Welsh countryside
  • We visited my brother in Leeds for the first time and had a tour of the city
  • 2022 was definitely a popular year to tie the knot! As well as our own big day, we also celebrated three other weddings of family and friends this year
  • I grew my own vegetables for the first time
  • We celebrated Father's Day with a day out hiking in the Peak District, sharing the spot we got engaged with my closest family members
  • I went to the theatre to see 2:22 A Ghost Story
  • I also went to a few more concerts this year - Coldplay, and The Killers. Coincidentally, my most-played song of the year was also a Killers track!
  • YALC was finally back in-person! I attended the event in London, met some lovely authors, went along to some panels, and bought far too many books
  • We enjoyed a short break in Canterbury where I introduced my husband to my old uni city
  • We celebrated Mother's Day by dressing up and enjoying a posh afternoon tea

Well, it's pretty safe to say that 2022 is a year I won't be forgetting in a hurry. I'll be sad to say goodbye to this year, but it's always important to keep looking ahead. You never know just what the future will hold, so bring on 2023!

What are your 2022 highlights? Let me know in the comments below!

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