Updated: Jan 21
It’s the morning of New Year’s Eve. I’ve woken up with all sorts of thoughts running through my mind, reflecting on everything that has happened over this last year.
And what a year 2022 has been. We’ve gone from a pandemic crisis to a cost of living crisis, to personal struggles and personal endings. It’s not all been bad, but when we live in such times it can be difficult to see beyond the immediate difficulties that we face. We tend to hold onto the things that really hurt us, which can prevent us from seeing the happy moments.
So what I would love for you to do once you have read this, is a simple thing. Look back through the photos you have taken this year.
I recently did this for our end of year review blog over on Made in Pembs. It’s amazing how a picture can reframe how you feel.
Here are some of my own personal favourites…
Somewhere in Bath
The woodlands are our hideout
Visiting Old Sarum
Meeting Ruby: I’ve adopted Ruby for two years now. I finally got to meet her this year.
One of our many road trips.
It got this close..
My brother’s wedding. We watched their vows from a storage cupboard.
The boat trip. There was only one this year, say no more..
Cycling is our sanctuary. Can’t wait to get back out in ’23..
In the heatwave. We went inland in hope that it would be cooler and quieter..
Saying goodbye to Taylor. I have this tattoo in his honour.
Through Taylor’s legacy, I found Rush.
So that’s a few of my favourites, all sorts of emotions but it’s good to look back in this way. It’s been a tough year, but not all bad.
So, now it’s your turn. Go and do this one simple thing. Check back through your photos and see how many memories you have made.
Solidarity for 2023 x
All photos are property of Laura Barrett ©2022, Jon Thrower ©2022 and Aunty Social World ©2022.