I can’t believe 2022 is almost over! As we come to the end of the year, it’s time to reflect and look back on the past year, including all the highs and lows.
Overall, it’s been a fantastic year full of growth and opportunities for personal reflection- and I’ve had the chance to get up to some fun with friends and family too!
In this blog post, I’ve put together 22 things I’ve loved in 2022. I’m looking back at the TV shows, books and experiences I’ve loved, as well as plenty of personal special moments.
I’d love to hear your favourite moments from the past year in the comments!
In 2022, I watched ‘Shrill’, a fantastic TV series available on BBC iPlayer.
Following the story of plus-size writer Annie, I thought this series was truly unique. I’ve never watched anything like it!
This year, I read the first two books in the ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy. It is a great series, and Hilary Mantel is an incredible author.
Helping other bloggers
In 2022, I’ve loved writing other bloggers. When I reflected on my 2021, I mentioned that I loved working as a VA for bloggers.
This year, I’ve had the chance to work with even more incredible online creators- and I hope to continue this work into 2023.
If you haven’t watched ‘Heartstopper’ yet, I really recommend it. This Netflix series tells the story of Charlie and Nick, two teenage friends who start a blossoming relationship.
It is a fantastic insight into the young LGBTQIA+ community, and it’s absolutely adorable.
Going to the gym
I never thought I would enjoy going to the gym! In 2022, I’ve started going to the gym a couple of times a week.
I love the rush of endorphins after I finish a session- and I know it’s helping me stay fit and healthy, too.
Taking a break from Instagram
In October, I stopped using the Instagram app on my phone. This has really helped me stay productive, avoiding hours of mindless scrolling.
In 2022, I’ve loved reading. I’ve read a lot more books this year, choosing to read in the evening before bed or at the weekend when I need some chill time.
I graduated in May 2022, and I absolutely loved it!
Graduation was such a fun experience. I loved returning to my University city to see my former classmates and friends.
The Bold Type
‘The Bold Type‘ is such a great show- and I really enjoyed watching it in 2022.
Following the stories of three young women in New York, ‘The Bold Type’ is all about their relationships, friendships and careers at a prominent women’s magazine.
In 2022, I loved spending time with my family.
During my experience of burn-out, my family really helped me get back on my feet. My past year wouldn’t have been the same without them!
I’ve always loved writing, but in 2022 I got the chance to write for more clients, grow my freelance business and add a few bits and pieces to my book idea.
In 2022, me and my boyfriend finally took our first foreign trip together- and it was so much fun.
We visited all the sights in Paris, spending a long weekend exploring the city, eating pastries and touring the museums.
Becoming a freelancer
I turned to full-time freelance work in February 2022, giving up my part-time job to launch my new career.
I’ve loved growing my freelance career in 2022. It’s been a bumpy ride, but I’m so happy that I made the leap this year.
In 2022, I really loved networking online with other freelancers.
I’ve made a few freelancer friends, which has helped me re-direct my career after burn-out and improve my connections with others in the field.
I think everyone watched Bridgerton back in 2021, and I loved the second series in 2022.
In fact, I think I liked this series even more than the first. I really recommend checking out this show, including amazing dresses, heartbreaking romance and entrancing stories.
Visiting new pubs
In 2022, me and my boyfriend found our perfect local pub.
I don’t like trying new places, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to visit new pubs in 2022, exploring my home city and spending time with family and friends.
Yours Sincerely Bekki
Although I stopped using Instagram in October 2022, I loved the skin-positive account ‘Yours Sincerely Bekki’ this year.
Bekki shares her acne journey, including her experiences with body confidence, grief and early motherhood. I love her honesty, and she has really helped me accept my own skin.
I started swimming in 2021, and I can’t believe I’ve kept it up for a whole year!
Swimming is such an important part of my routine now, helping me stay on top of my physical and mental health.
Emily in Paris
‘Emily in Paris‘ is a fantastic watch, and I loved this show in 2022.
Full of crazy storylines, funny moments and incredible fashion, I watched this show a few times this year.
As my University city, York will always hold a special place in my heart. One of my close friends still lives there, and I’ve had the chance to visit her a few times this year.
I also went back for graduation in May 2022, and I hope to visit this beautiful city many more times in the next few months.
In 2022, me and my boyfriend moved house.
Although the experience of moving house is very tiring, our new flat is so much bigger than our first one. It’s great to have a bit more space!
What things have you loved in 2022? Are there any TV shows you’ve liked or books you’ve read and loved? What is your favourite moment from 2022?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Happy reading x