2022 Word of the Year

Hi friends. I haven’t yet had a chance to officially wish you a Happy New Year! We returned home from our adventures out west to cheer on our son Eddie at the Fiesta Bowl. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Notre Dame’s day to shine, but we were able to enjoy the Arizona sunshine and a few of the sites around Scottsdale and Phoenix (will share more about this in a future post!).⁣

I didn’t want too many more days to go by in 2022 without talking about my goals for this year. If you’ve followed me for any time, you know that I’m big into setting resolutions for the year. But after a lot of thinking about this, I’m not going to do that this year. Instead, I’ve picked a word and I’m going to do my best to live up to it.⁣

This year, my word is “content.” There are a handful of people in my life who I would describe as being content—or genuinely happy with their current state of things. Do you know people like this? I’m totally envious of their ability to be in the moment and appreciative of what they have and who they’re with. I’m always in conflict with this side of me that wants to make things the best they can be, which is assuming that they can be better than they are. I’m not sure if this is ambition or maybe greed. But I do know that whatever it is that it works against being content.⁣

Now trying to be content in 2022 doesn’t mean that I’ll stop updating my house, or helping my kids take the next step, or trying to get in better shape, or growing my blog—but it does it mean that I’ll be making a conscious effort every day to appreciate all of the small moments and be really present and grateful for each step. It also means that I’ll try to be more fine with things being just the way they are. Content.⁣

So with that, happy happy 2022! Let’s enjoy this one! xo ❤️⁣


Photo of me by Jenn Marie Photography

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My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. Michele wrote:

    Love that word and feeling content is something I really need to work on!

    Posted 1.7.22 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      I totally know how you feel. Happy 2022! xo

      Posted 1.8.22 Reply