The theme of week two is exploring ‘Who are you?  Where did you come from? And where are you going? We are looking at ourselves, our strengths, and weaknesses, how our current year is shaping out, and what the next year may look like. 

Exploring Who Are You?

First off, self-reflection and just remembering the past year is not as easy as it sounds. I am already behind a week as it’s Week 3 and I am catching up with Week 2.  So for my self-assessment, I am putting in my area of improvement – making more time for myself, among a few other things.

Where did you come from?

2022 is a vastly different year than I am used to. In previous years, I had a regular routine with my family. Each Monday through Friday my hubby and I worked 9-5’s, the kiddos would go to daycare or school, and we would hit repeat every week, except for the odd holiday or what have you. My self-reflection two years ago was screaming YOU NEED CHANGE! So rather than continuing to work a 9-5 office job, I opened a home business,

As I reflect on 2022, I do have a huge sense of pride as I think about everything that has happened. Taking a stroll down my phone’s camera roll, I see just what an exciting year it has been. These pictures illustrate an adventurous year, with huge growth personally and professionally. I have many things to be grateful for. Looking at what is written down, I see all the pivotal moments that helped drive the year. 

Exploring Where You Are Going?

After reflecting on the past year, we are asked to map out the next twelve months. Looking at each month with purpose and intent- how do I picture my upcoming year? I want to fill it with inspiration and intent- to make each day count. As I look at the pages for the future, I have a lot to be excited about- if I just make it happen. This is my year to make it happen.

To help reflect going forward, I am going to start a journal. I want to remember what I am grateful for and where I want to go with more intent. As someone who has never journaled before, I have no idea what to do. I look up how to journal on google and this is the advice I get:


1. Try to write every day. Set aside a few minutes every day to write. …
2. Make it easy. Keep a pen and paper handy at all times.
3. Write or draw whatever feels right. Your journal doesn’t need to follow any certain
structure. …
4. Use your journal as you see fit. You don’t have to share your journal with anyone

I have made a commitment to myself to write in my journal at bedtime. Usually, my hubby and I will watch some Netflix before bed, I will write a few things down then. I want to include a few thoughts of gratitude for the day, and besides that, I will see where it goes. 

My Life Planner includes a beautiful journal – as I open it up I am feeling nervous. I worry that I will not keep this up, but I will do my best and keep my self-talk positive!

So for my first entry in my journal, I wrote a letter to my future self. I gave myself encouragement and shared excitement for the future.  I am manifesting a future that brings fulfillment, happiness, and many reasons for gratitude.