Looking Ahead to 2024: A 2023 Yearly Wrap-Up

Some years bring with them more change than others, and 2023 was definitely a year of big changes for me. Lots of really great things happened – and a lot of not-so-good things too. I gained a lot and experienced loss. I can’t help feeling like a very different person stepping into 2024.

It feels a little awkward coming back to my blog after so much time. I am nervous to press ‘publish’ again. Do I still know what I am doing? Did I ever? Will I be able to rebuild old connections and do I dare try to form new ones?

The only answer I have is: I hope.

To me, 2024 will be a year of redefining. A redefining of priorities and a redistribution of my energy. In 2023 I lost a lot of my direction. I want to get that back this year.

My Hopes for the New Year:

Find enjoyment in entertainment again.

Having the energy to be open to finding joy in entertainment seems like such a silly want. But it is something I acutely miss. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and that includes downtime. The first thing I lose when tired or overwhelmed is my willingness to engage with media that is meaningful to me. I want 2024 to be a year of reading exciting books and engaging with powerful storytelling. I want to read the books that inspire me.

Find My Voice Again.

After so much time away from writing, I am not sure I can come back to it the same way as before. I read over my old posts, and wonder, who was that girl? I will have to relearn my written voice. I do not know if it will be the same or changed. Either way, I am looking forward to finding out.

Did 2023 go the way you expected?

What are you looking forward to in 2024?

Let me know!

Liza is a twenty-something book blogger who spends way too much time with her nose in books and feels way too much. She loves cooking, baking, reality tv show watching and, of course, reading. She can be found most often with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. Her blog, Literary Liza, features bookish content like reviews, recommendations, and author interviews.


  • itsKoo

    I burnt out toward the end of 2023. I kept reading but didn’t want to post or write reviews. I looked over my older posts when I first started reviewing and noticed how my writing changed over time. I want to get back to enjoying what I used to do rather than feeling like reviewing is a chore. Here’s to us meeting our goals for 2024.

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