Be-ing in March – My 2022 WOTY Update
Well March is almost over and I can feel the mornings and evenings starting to cool down as Autumn approaches. We did swelter through a couple of very humid days early in the month, as Mother Nature wasn’t too keen on cooling down. This is my third monthly update so triple tick for me with consistency. Can you believe we are almost at the end of the first quarter of 2022 and so much has happened in that short time.
So here is my monthly update for my 2022 WOTY ‘BE’.
March was certainly roller-coaster ride for many, here in Australia and around the World. It seems, COVID has had to take a back seat with all the other devastating happenings around the globe.
Queensland and NSW experienced another ‘once in a 100 year flood’ (although it has only been 11 years since the last ‘once in a 100 year flood’ was declared). I am grateful that my family was not affected but so many lost their homes and coming after COVID I can’t believe the resilience of the human spirit.
We are reading about the atrocities happening as Russian invades Ukraine. The news and images are shocking and makes one feel helpless.
We have also read of recent celebrities in Australia who have died from heart attacks. Two were 52 and one 73 all too young but a sobering wake up call to all of us to check our health and also make each day count.
I wrote and discussed the feeling of ‘survivor guilt’ in podcast episode Overcoming guilt when life is going well for you. This was after a conversation I had with some friends who were all expressing their ‘guilt’ at how good life was for them at the moment.
Three friends joined me for a 30 day Fit and Fabulous Get Healthy ‘challenge’. We’ve all been feeling a little off track, yes even someone like me who is a Group Fitness Instructor and Marathon runner, can fall off a healthy lifestyle, especially when life gets in the way.
We have each set our goals for the 30 days with weekly goals and accountability to each other. We are working out together twice a week and doing our own form of exercise on other days.
It’s so much easier to try to achieve a goal when you are doing it with someone else. I love these ladies and we really support each other through good times and bad.
Our first workout together was certainly full of energy and enthusiasm so bring it on!
A surprise arrived in the mail from my good friend, Donna at Retirement Reflections. Her WOTY is Peace which is perfect for 2022 because the world certainly needs more, doesn’t it? Donna has started ‘The Travelling Book of Inner Peace’.
As Donna writes in her post “The hope is that you will read it, gain inspiration, and share it. When finished reading, please sign your name and city to the adjacent list and then pass it on. “
Mr M and I are considering moving back to be closer to family so major changes could be in the wind. We haven’t quite decided yet and it depends on certain factors, but I would say it is 99% going to happen. Change can be unsettling so we need to be flexible in our mindset as well as being flexible when home inspections from potential buyers are organised.
March 8 was International Women’s Day and this year the theme was #BreakTheBias . I endeavour to be proactive in trying to #BreakTheBias of Ageism and Stereotypes for Women Over 50. For my contribution I posted to social media and also recorded a podcast which you can listen to HERE. I also wrote a post for our What’s On your Bookshelf? link party: How Charlotte Bronte used writing to #BreakTheBias before it was a hashtag in 2022.
20th March is the UN International Day of Happiness, but with all that is happening in the world – war, COVID, floods, inequality and uncertainty, it is certainly difficult to feel happy isn’t it? In my post I shared some easy ways we can help others as well as ourselves.
BE-ing a Limb Dweller or a Trunk Dweller
Are you a limb dweller or trunk dweller? It doesn’t really matter as long as you are living your life your way.
My guest in conversation is the vivacious and energetic Sandy Stamato, A heart-centered business coach, Sandy has firsthand experience feeling like she wasn’t the typical, corporate 9-5 woman. In her 20s, she learned that as a limb dweller, of course she didn’t fit in. This knowledge was the foundation for her success both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur.
Take a listen to the podcast and tell me what you are. I’ve decided I’m a limb dweller
A thought to live by – BE ………
Welcome to the 2022 WOTY Link Party
2022 WORD OF THE YEAR LINK PARTY GUIDELINES
The 2022 WOTY Link Party is a way for us to stay accountable to our WOTY (or Goals or Intentions if you haven’t settled on a particular Word for the Year) and write about how we are tracking each month on the last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). We would still encourage everyone to leave a comment or if you have written a post feel free to link up with us.
What: 2022 Word of the Year Link Party (#2022wotylinkpary).
When: Last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). The link will be open for 3 days so you’ve got plenty of time to join.
Why: To encourage us all to keep the focus on our chosen WOTY (OR GOAL OR INTENTION)
Where: Link Party, Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other Social Media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #2022wotylinkparty so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
Be a proud contributor to #2022wotylinkparty
To show our appreciation to all participants, contributors are welcome to display this badge on their blog, website or social media.
Sharing their WOTY progress this month
Take a moment to link through to see what my co-hosts and others have written……
Now over to you – how are you living your WOTY, Goal or Intention?
Deb, Donna, Jo and I hope that you will join us each month and share what you’ve been doing to focus on your 2022 WOTY. If you have any questions just ask us. You can also link to any, or all of our posts, with a pingback, that way we get to see your posts quicker!