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By Molly Sims
I think it’s safe to say we all went into 2022 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
The pandemic was slowly starting to become manageable, and there was finally light at the end of the tunnel, that, maybe, just maybe, this wasn’t going to last forever. Thinking back to 2020 or even 2021, it seemed like we had no clear sense of the future ahead.
While this past year had a lot of great moments I’m proud of (more on that in a minute), it also took me by surprise in other ways (more on this later). It was a year that taught me more about resilience and perseverance than I’ve ever experienced.
I dealt with some health-related issues—many of you were privy to my back surgery, which, after putting off for too long, I finally did and can say, I’m coming out on the other side. Back surgery is no small feat.
It was a year in that I found myself appreciating family more than ever before. There is no denying that my husband is my ultimate rock, and he raised the bar in ways I never knew possible. He is the calm to my anxious, the logic to my sometimes wavering Gemini-mind, and the strongest super glue that can bind even the toughest of fractures.
That brings me to… my kids, who are getting to a really joyful age, growing into their own unique individuals with strong wants and desires—and distinct personalities. Have you met Grey?
I’m inspired every day to see their discipline and passions come to life, whether it’s through a scorching hot lacrosse match on a Saturday or an early morning horseback riding competition on a Sunday. There’s no better feeling as a parent than seeing them come into their own, and I can’t wait to continue to witness the people they become.
In terms of growth, my kids weren’t the only ones. I returned to therapy, and I know I’m not the first person to say it but therapy really truly is good for the soul. It’s just as simple as that. I am actively trying to do more self-check-ins (something I want to carry into the new year and beyond). By the way—don’t miss our first Lipstick on the Rim episode of 2023—Emese and I talk about our realistic resolutions this year. It’s not always about the big gaping goal, the thing we can’t reach. I think you’re really going to like this episode, and it’s an excellent way to ease into the year, reflecting and looking to better ourselves in really doable and actionable ways.
This past year, we also made progress with a handful of really exciting projects coming up on the horizon—more to be announced this spring…I know this sounds like a tease but trust me, it’ll be worth the wait.
I’m going to leave you all on that. Thanks for coming along on this ride with us—you have no idea how much it means. I really do feel like it’s going to be a great year ahead. That’s the beauty of having no choice but to close a chapter to start the next. A forced reset. We could all use it— and there’s no time like the present to seize every moment ahead. Let’s take advantage of it together. Happy happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Goodbye 2022, hello 2023.