My Goals & Word of the Year for 2023


It has come to that time of year where we all begin to work hard on the goals that we set ourselves when the clock stroke midnight on New Year’s Day. As a part of my accountability, I wanted to share my word of the year and my goals with you all, so I can always refer to it when I need to, as well as share this process of goal setting with everyone else.

Before I begin too much delving into 2023, I just wanted to take a little time to reflect on the year that was 2022. For me, 2022 was not the best year of my life. I certainly received the best gift ever in my new baby boy, but the days leading up to his birth, and the months after, were incredibly tough and painful, both physically and emotionally.

Before my son was born, I suffered with my health due to the pregnancy, after having issues with my placenta, my amniotic fluid, hyperemesis gravidarum and PGP/SPD (a term used for extreme pain in the pelvic area). This left me feeling very week and struggling to walk, and ultimately ended with a c-section where they then found out my uterus had prolapsed. After a few happy weeks with my son, he became very poorly and needed life-saving surgery, which was then shortly followed by my then husband walking out on us very suddenly, leaving us with nothing. All in all, 2022 wasn’t great, however, I came to a realisation on New Year’s Eve that there was something I could do about it all, which became an epiphany moment for my word of the year for 2023.

My word of the year is….. POWER.

Usually, I am quite a soft, kind, gentle person, so a strong and bold word such as Power is a little unlike me. However, throughout the past year, I realised just how much of my own power had been taken away from me, or I had given to people who did not deserve it. So, this year, my focus is taking back my own power and control I have over my life and doing something amazing with it.

2023 is going to be one hell of a year for me. It will be my baby boy’s first birthday, I will teach him how to walk, talk and in just a couple of months, we are starting the potty training experience! So I already know that as a mama alone, I have a lot to look forward to. Alongside that, I have a multitude of things I want to accomplish which I will briefly list below.


Last year, I had already begun to learn Makaton as we had a scare moment when my baby didn’t pass his initial hearing test. Luckily, he has passed it since, but to be on the safe side, I knew I had to learn another communication method, so I chose Makaton. This year, I would love to become a lot more fluent, if not fully fluent, in Makaton Sign Language.

my Business

I want to focus on my family business and give it all that I can. Last year, I didn’t give my family business all the effort that I could have. In hindsight, I don’t think that is entirely my fault as a whole lot happened, but I am bigger, brighter and braver than I was before, so I am ready to bring back my family business with all its might and glory!

Confidence in my looks

I am also wanting to take power over my body again. Dress how I want to dress, go to bed when I want to go to bed, start taking more care over my skin and hair, and just generally love being in my own skin.


The last goal I want to share here for now is empowerment. I want to have the power, to give myself power in the future. For many years, I relied on external validation for just about everything. I wasn’t proud of myself, unless someone else was. I was didn’t feel pretty, unless someone told me. I didn’t believe in myself, unless someone told me it was worth it. This year, I want to be the creator of my own happiness and strength, and be proud of myself and cheer myself on, no matter what other people believe about me. This year, I want to do my very best, and believe I can do anything I want to.

I have a few more goals, which you can listen to in my video below! Have you set any new year’s resolutions this year?

Whatever you have planned for 2023, I hope it is a happy one, but until next time… bye guys!

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