Reflecting on Our Journey: Wrapping Up 2023 with 5 Tips for a Positive Transition

Show Notes:


Valerie Hatcher reflects on the journey of her podcast, “Five to Thrive,” since May and expresses gratitude to her listeners. She shares her vision for the future, which includes welcoming guests to share their wisdom and experiences. Valerie encourages her audience to provide input and shape the community. She then provides five tips for ending 2023 on a positive note and starting 2024 with a bang: reflect on the past year, express gratitude, set intentions for 2024, plan for self-care, and embrace flexibility. Valerie ends by inviting her listeners to join her in January for a series on reinvention and new beginnings.


00:00 Introduction and mission of the podcast

01:13 Gratitude for the listeners and community

02:34 Plans for the future of the podcast

03:13 Reflecting on the past year

03:50 Expressing gratitude

04:34 Setting intentions for 2024

05:14 Prioritizing self-care

05:55 Embracing flexibility

06:32 Ending with a message about intentional words

07:06 Conclusion and call to action for the listenersKey


  • Reflect on your accomplishments, challenges, and growth from the past year.
  • Express gratitude for what you’re grateful for.
  • Set intentions for 2024, focusing on the mindset and values you want to embody.
  • Prioritize self-care as a non-negotiable part of your routine.
  • Embrace flexibility and be open to changes and new opportunities.

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