Throwback Thursday Inspiration — Getting Started

I’m actually going to combine Jim’s Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt this week this week with Maggie and Lauren’s Throwback Thursday prompt. Jim has given us the prompt word begin and the image of a January 2023 calendar page. He’s asking us to focus on new beginnings, Maggie wants us to reflect upon this past year.

Looking back at 2022, I think it’s been a mixed bag. My honest appraisal of the year is that there wasn’t a whole lot to love, but it wasn’t all bad. I personally experienced some highs and some lows, but on balance, 2022 wasn’t much better than 2021, but it wasn’t much worse, either.

As we begin the new year, I’m hoping that by this time next year I’ll be able look back at 2023 and give it an unequivocal thumbs up. But I’m not optimistic. Without a seismic shift in the current geopolitical and societal trajectories, I’m expecting to feel about 2023 next December as I feel about 2022 this December: not a great year, but not a horrid year.

And with that, I leave you with this as we begin the new year.

19 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Inspiration — Getting Started

  1. newepicauthor December 30, 2022 / 11:07 am

    Nice music, Fandango and I am hopeful for 2023, but who knows what the future holds.

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  2. Sadje December 30, 2022 / 6:18 pm

    I don’t think that the overall scenario in the world is not going to change in the next year. But in our personal lives, things can and will change.

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  3. donmatthewspoetry December 31, 2022 / 1:11 am

    The psychics are not predicting a good 2023. But they say it will band people together more for a more positive future. Figure that out?……….

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  4. Nope, Not Pam December 31, 2022 / 1:54 am

    2022, the year that just was. Complete non event here.

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  5. Maggie December 31, 2022 / 7:41 am

    I felt it was a rather mediocre year. I do hope next year will show some improvement. Happy New Year, Fandango.

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    • Fandango December 31, 2022 / 11:41 am

      I thin we’re all going for a better year. Happy New Year to you, too, Maggie.

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  6. Lauren December 31, 2022 / 5:23 pm

    Happy new year Fandango. I hope the new year brings joy to everyone in some way or another.

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    • Fandango December 31, 2022 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you, Lauren. I Hope the same for you. How are you feeling? Doing better?

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      • Lauren December 31, 2022 / 10:36 pm

        I had my first chemo treatment yesterday. Today has been very easy compared to what I expected. A few minor side effects.

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