February 7, 2022

What Are You Forgetting in 2022?

I sit here in evoHQ more exhausted than I have been in a very long time. Sure, my lack of physical fitness has been no secret to those who know me. 🙂 but I have gone through a period, like so many of us have, of a big change, and of enormous effort. We moved house.

Before you accuse me of being a drama queen, and those of you who read my whinging on Instagram have already heard it, but I found the challenge of moving from a 5-bedroom home in the Blue Mountains to a 3-bedroom apartment on Sydney Harbour a daunting one. Mainly because it was shedding things, possessions we have accumulated over 18 years of life, parenthood, and marriage. Everything had memories attached.

“I realised that letting go is harder than you give it credit for. Letting go means losing things that you worked for, used and made memories with. It feels like you work your life to accumulate things, only to realise they are holding you back.”

Which is what I have realised on the other side of the move.

illustration of a moving box coloured in brown with big black inscription saying moving on it

It seems like life goes in cycles – I have known people who say usually 7-year cycles, but each for me has been different. I left my job to start evolution media at 26. I started having kids at 30. I moved to the mountains with my family for five years. I just moved back to the heart of the city aged 48. Our kids have grown and are starting to have their own lives. No more primary school and all that entails.

It changes and evolves, and I choose to see the beauty in each period of my life. I have certainly gotten better at knowing when something happens for the last time. When you are young you never quite realise, but the older I get, the more I acknowledge the passing, and my grief for it being gone. But also, overwhelming gratitude that I got to live it. The good and the bad. Losing people you love, living with uncertainty, and making something new. It is all part of the cycle of constant and ever-changing life.

Which is where I get to you (finally right?). The start of 2022 was not what we were all hoping for. More uncertainty, more changes, and an overall pervading sense from everyone that we are all just tired. Our politicians and leaders must be too – although the amount of scrutiny they receive is intense. So how can we hasten this phase of our life to be over? How can we all move into something different, but great. When the collective exhaustion and cynicism prevails, we aren’t able to move forward to start something new and beautiful.

So with that, I urge you to think about words like freedom. Whether it be financial or life choices. Dream again. Dare to hope.

“Think about all the things you got right over the past year. How you dealt with the pandemic, family, work, kids, money and everything else. You have done more than you could have imagined. Use this to fuel your belief that you have the strength to keep going and create the ‘What Next.’”

Make this month the one when you finally think about plans for YOUR life. Not just that of your family and work, and everyone you play a role for. It’s time to be able to create something beautiful for yourself. To change what’s not working and put the solution ahead of the problem. If you are unhappy in your life, then have the courage to change it.

If you want something different, go ahead and do it. We only get one life and living unhappily is not what you deserve. We all deserve so much more.

And remember you are capable of it – you just need the courage and a vision for your future to move forward.

“I encourage you to remember all your dreams and forget the negative voice in your head telling you what you have is all you deserve.”

Or that you have no choices because of money or circumstance. You always have a choice. It may not happen quickly but even learning more about money and taking control of your finances, no matter what condition they are in, will give you the courage to be able to change your life, one step at a time.

So, stay with me, and keep moving forward. I will keep finding ways to inspire you, and help you dream of what next.

Until next time,


Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • From Kids Debit Card on Changing Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids

    The goal of the following article is to assist parents have meaningful conversations with their children about money and financial literacy by providing them with practical guidance and useful recommendations. The author discusses goal-setting, budgeting, saving, and investing, and offers advice on how to have these discussions with people of varying ages. The essay is informative and easy to read, making it a valuable tool for parents who want to teach their children about money.

    For More Info:-https://busykid.com/kids-debit-card/

    • From admin on Changing Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids

      Thanks for your comments!

  • From Gale Pickles on It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

    So enjoyed this, I will share if that’s okay with you, many of my friends will benefit from your journey.
    Many Blessings for 2023

  • From ScottViabe on Three ways to embrace change to improve your life

    Hi all! This is a good site.

  • From David Horton on How Finfluencers are teaching millennials and Gen Z about money

    And once again the regulator finds a way to stop ordinary people from getting advice by placing high costs on people who do the right thing. If a finfluencer is actually trying to scam someone, it would not be hard to operate outside Australian jurisdiction.

    • From admin on How Finfluencers are teaching millennials and Gen Z about money

      They definitely have a place. People need advice and many are working on it to be more accessible. Watch this space!

  • From Camelia on IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU

    It’s never too late to learn something new and to start all over again. Unless you’re dead, you can do it.

    • From admin on IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU

      So true

Each day I wake up excited to inspire everyday people to open up and take control of their money, regardless of their history, goals, or savings amount. About Vanessa >>


Discover a new way of seeing
life & money.

Download the first 3 chapters for free


Related Articles

Alarming Financial Stress Among Australian Employees: How Business Leaders Can Make a Difference

Recent statistics reveal a troubling trend: almost 1 in 2 Australians struggle to pay for regular expenses like rent and food before payday, 3 in 4 have difficulty budgeting each month, and a staggering 90% have outstanding short-term debt. This...

Five Ideas to Help Ease Financial Stress

Financial stress can weigh heavily on our minds, impacting our overall well-being and happiness. However, there are steps we can take to alleviate this burden and pave the way for a more secure financial future. Here are five practical tips to help...

The Silent Struggle: How Financial Stress is Taking a Toll on Mental Health

  In a world where the cost of living seems to skyrocket by the minute, the silent struggle of financial stress is taking an undeniable toll on people’s mental well-being. As someone deeply invested in financial literacy and well-being,...

The real cost of money worries? More than a penny for your thoughts.

  Angie was nestled amongst the cushions of Nick’s luxurious sofa, wrapped in his plush bathrobe, a temporary substitute for his embrace as he took to the kitchen to brew a perfect mug of coffee. She loved that recently, Friday...