Welcome to 2022 and all the joys that it will bring. I have decided to go slow, be kind to myself and to focus. Instead of worrying about what I haven’t achieved I want to celebrate each little thing that I do achieve. Each day, I try and make a to do list and rarely accomplish what’s on that list. Today, I only managed to achieve three of those things. Rather than going down a negative rabbit hole I decided to focus on what I did achieve. There’s a lot of talk about vision boards and I’ve always loved seeing what others create but I have never made one myself. For some reason I decided to make one this year for my writing. Rather than read how to do this I thought I’ll do it my way. I wasn’t keen on trying to find images so I decided to use only one image. It was a hand holding a pencil. I then sourced a quote that I love Smile, breathe, and go slowly -Tingh Nhat Hanh. I wrote down my three words for the year, focus, grow, achieve. Using my craft paper, a black sharpie and a pack of highlighters I proceeded over the next three hours to organically write, create, cut and paste. One word that I live by was written in huge letters - Authenticity. I included some daily affirmations so I will need to look at the board and say them each day. Relying on memory won’t work. One affirmation that springs to mind is - value my worth. So for me this year is not about setting unachievable goals but realistic ones that can be achieved in small steps. Welcome to 2022 and go forth and do what you can when you can in this ever changing world.