2022; Now What?!

That Girl Named Carol
3 min readJan 6, 2022
Things that were planted in 2020 and now beginning to bloom. Holla at your emotional elevated gal.

There is that thing that people say — that to get something you have never had you need to do something you have never done.

I have dreamed for so long about a certain type of life. A certain lifestyle.

I talk non stop about wanting to be completely office free, I want to work digitally, I want to be able to work from anywhere, I want no commitment to anything …. But I have put minimal efforts into this dream because it always just seems slightly unattainable.

I just decided this year is going to look different.

I wouldn’t say I am one for resolutions but I am someone who a few times of years like to be clear on my goals.

Recently though — it has felt more like I have given up on myself. It feels like things are just unattainable. And that, that is a tough pill to swallow.

It feels like nothing has worked since I got laid off from my job in 2020. But that was almost 2 years ago.


(Where has the time gone?! — well, I know where time went, it went into depression and then personal growth and development, but I digress)

That is CRAZY.

There are moments where I feel like I am not living up to my potential for adventure because I…



That Girl Named Carol

Retired Barista and globe trottin’ English Teacher turned Architectural Technologist turned Flight Attendant out in the world trying to live the dream.