You know those meme lists that circulate thru your feeds around the new years?

It used to be — back when I wrote a more scattered, personal blog — that I sat down during December and meticulously wrote an annual retrospective as a single end-of-the-year list post of answers to be published as one massive read on December 31st.

I’m assuming, but I think few if any of my readers want something like that here.

Yet, there is comfort in tradition and purpose in pattern. So to kick of a similar tradition on The Cast Iron Guy blog, I’ve turned December into a collection of daily themed posts on a similar, year-ending wrap up set of topics. One topic per day, sometimes personal, sometimes on theme, sometimes completely out of the blue.

Thirty one topics. Thirty one posts. Not exactly a list, but close.

If (and when) the years press on, hopefully December becomes a collection of closing out the year in style posts and an interesting kick off to the upcoming new year. If not, then enjoy a more personal take on the last month of this year.

Daily December Topics for 2022

December 1: Describe your 2022 in tech or tools.

December 2: Who or what are you leaving behind in 2022?

December 3: What made your job interesting in 2022?

December 4: What do you wish you’d done more of this past year?

December 5: What do you wish you’d done less of this past year ?

December 6: What do you want to learn in 2023?

December 7: What excited you most in 2022?

December 8: Without asking how would people describe you in 2022?

December 9: What is your perspective on the culture of 2022?

December 10: Describe your 2022 in food.

December 11: Compared to this time last year are you happier or sadder?

December 12: Compared to this time last year are you more lost or found?

December 13: What was your biggest achievement of the last year?

December 14: Did you travel in 2022?

December 15: What object will forever remind you of 2022?

December 16: Describe your 2022 in politics, culture, and the universe?

December 17: What’s something you should have cooked in 2022, but didn’t?

December 18: What was the best anything that you read in 2022?

December 19: What is your best winter treat recipe this year?

December 20: Describe the best picture you took in 2022.

December 21: What is something you ate 25 years ago that you’d never eat now?

December 22: Describe your 2022 in terms of fitness, health, mind and body.

December 23: What adventure from 2022 will be forever etched upon your memory.

December 24: Explain a valuable life lesson you learned in 2022.

December 25: What did you want this year … and get?

December 26: What did you want this year … but not get?

December 27: What do you think the world will be like 25 years in the future?

December 28: What is one thing you’d like your kid to know about the year 2022?

December 29: One quote that sums up your 2022 is…

December 30: One word that sums up your theme for 2022.

December 31: One word that sums up your theme for 2023.