Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2022 Recap

Posted January 9, 2023 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 4 Comments

Recapping 2022 and looking ahead to 2023

Feel free to join us!


out with the OLD: 2022

As most of you know 2022 was not my year. Lots of depression, anxiety and just trying to keep my head above water. Half way through the year I decided i need to take a break from everything and that is when I found a great job and things started to look better. While I am super busy now with work, I haven’t worked full time in 17 years, I am feeling a little back to normal. I have a few things to work out but overall, I feel like I am in a better place then I was a year ago today.

Blogging/Reading was the thing that took the biggest hits because I just couldn’t focus. BUT I missed it so much, I missed doing all my favorite memes, features and challenges. So my plan is to get back to it…

in with the NEW: 2023

So my main goal for this year with blogging is to find a balance and if that means I miss a few days here or there that is ok. I read like 10 books last year, not even full length books but it’s a new year and we always get a fresh start. Time to leave 2022 in the past and focus on 2023 my goal this year is to find my happiness again. Find what makes me happy and doing what I love. 

This year I plan to hopefully read a good 65 books, I plan to get back into devouring Manga and just reading books I have been collecting. I am all about the Chunky book this year. I want to read, I miss diving into a book and just being so invested. I hope to get as many books as I can read this year and get back to blogging. I have lots of memes and features I want to keep up with so I am listing what will be back and maybe some new stuff.

Back this year

The Sunday Post might not be every weekend. Since cheer season has started I might try to do every other week just to give some updates, unless I find myself having some time to do it every week then I will.

I also have a few more that I plan to do that don’t have logos yet. Especially a Manga Monday and a Short & Spicy read, plus I plan to revamp my reviews to make them shorter and easy to get to the point of what I liked or didn’t like.


My TBR list is back this year also, Berls and I plan to do a full year of buddy reading. We have a poll up this weekend if you want to stop by and vote.

Can you read a series in a month is also back this year, we are currently in a special addition one but should have another coming up in a few months.

Bookish Resolutions is also back, I should be able to keep up this year with the update posts and an end post. Apologizes for those people that joined last year and I went MIA.

COYER is back with our 10 year anniversary. We are doing things UPSIDE DOWN!

As for other challenges I might participate in this year, I haven’t really decided, I know it is getting later in the month. Some Signups are open for at least two months, so I am hoping to maybe join a few, if not maybe some monthly ones instead.

Check out what Michelles plans are for 2023 and what she is leaving behind in 2022 Share on X


What are you looking forward to in 2023?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2022 and what’s to come in 2023.

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

Michelle xx



About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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