Similar to last year, I'd like to take the opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months. While 2021 has also been challenging, it was a walk in the park compared to this year. 2022 brought some of the most challenging times in my life but also some of the most beautiful moments.
Before diving into my reflection, I encourage you to take some time to reflect as the end of the year approaches. Reflection is a powerful tool for gaining perspective and insight. It fosters self-awareness and focus—and you can use, for example, the end-of-year reflection tool by Hyper Island to create your personal reflection or deploy it at work with your team.
No doubt, leaving the media industry after a decade brought a lot of uncertainty. In my heart, I still am (and probably will always be) a journalist. However, the first months of 2022 were exceptionally tough and brought me to the brink of burnout—and a point of no return: I had to quit. Until this day, I'm recovering from behaviour engrained in a limiting, political environment.