SheSpeaks January Community Survey

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Feb 07, 2022

We asked SheSpeaks members how they were feeling going into 2022!

Over 1,000 women from the SheSpeaks community weighed in on 2022 goals, female mentorship, social media, and work-life balance, among other topics.

1. 2022 is the year that we say yes to things that fulfill us and no to everything else.
Based on the survey data, only 55 percent of women currently feel fulfilled in their life. A whopping 93 percent of women want to improve some things in their life. And if you feel like you're lacking motivation, you're not alone. 70 percent of women wish they had more motivation.

2. Is your life how you dreamed it five years ago? 
We asked women if their life is what they pictured it would be five years ago, and 44 percent said "no," 38 percent said "somewhat," and 18 percent "yes."

3. This year we are going to celebrate our accomplishments.
Only 56 percent of women said they felt they had something to be proud of last year. To the 44 percent who weren't sure or felt like they had nothing to be proud of, we hope you crush your goals in 2022!

Below you can click through all the January survey responses! We would love to know if any of these resonate with you in the comments below!

What is something you want to improve this year that would make you feel more fulfilled? Also, tell us below if your life is different than what you dreamed, and is it better? What steps are you taking to make your dreams come true in 2022?


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jenniferhamilton299 by jenniferhamilton299 | Salem, IN
May 05, 2023

To fill my year more fulfilled by using better time management

youngchange by youngchange | Livingston, MT
May 02, 2023

This is such a cool idea and goal.

srnay23 by srnay23 | Waynesville, OH
Apr 09, 2023

To feel more fulfilled this year, I would like to find a permanent job that I enjoy. After being laid-off in 2021 from what I thought was my career, I have lost my way and I have been searching for it every since. I am 26 years old and I feel like I have only went backwards in the sense of where I should be in live. Five years ago, I dreamed that I would be higher up in a company somewhere, kicking butt, instead I stay steadily unemployed. But at the same time I was in such a toxic relationship that I thought I would be stuck forever. I get to celebrate my 3rd year marriage anniversary with someone new and a breath of fresh air. Despite the career patch of my whoas, I am still thankful.

ziggysmom by ziggysmom | Lillington, NC
Apr 08, 2023

1. prioritizing my own self care, getting finances in order 2. want to improve my life 3. no 4. no 5. no to all 6. somewhat likely 7. does not effect my decision 8. no 9. never heard of it 10. home chores 60 %, errands 30%, finances 10%, the rest 0 11. 50/50 12. preparing for emergency 13.hope

Nkuzora by Nkuzora | Elmwood Park, NJ
Apr 03, 2023

The survey question that asks about how much time per week do I spend on the following responsibilities and the way people responded definitely resonates with me. I spend most of my hours per week taking care of my children because their father is not currently living with us. I take care of everything for them on my own and I am also trying to continue in college towards obtaining my certificate for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. I went through a lot of tough things so far in life so I feel like no matter what I will always put my children first in life to give them the best life I possibly can.

conniej2386 by conniej2386 | Montgomery, AL
Apr 01, 2023

I am not fulfilled at all. I feel like I need to be doing more. I am not where I would like to be at all in many different areas. I have goals I would like to accomplish and have been trying to reach them for years. I think fear has held me back, but not only just fear I tend to self sabotage. I want a better life one that is ful filling it's up to me to apply myself more and reach out and take hold of all I deserve and more.

gcampbell by gcampbell | GULFPORT, MS
Mar 24, 2023

I want to have a closer walk with the LORD to be more giving of myself and give more help where needed. Stop looking around at problem and try to be more helpful when those in need come around

Lynnie7 by Lynnie7 | Burlington, KY
Mar 08, 2023

I recently moved from Canada my husband is American we're having a rough time one of our four kids was born is usa the other three are born in Canada so they still don't have SSN it's been. So hard my hubby is also prior service military I'm so sad and depressed here I have no friends o feel like such a burden

serena211 by serena211 | casablanca , OU
Feb 19, 2023

I would like to say that I am a very hardworking person so I do like to get to whatever I want in life even if it would seem hard to get to at first , it becomes easier over the time also I want to improve in my life to become more of a healthy fitness girl and stick to good habits and succeed in life

anika18 by anika18 | Coal Township, PA
Feb 04, 2023

My health

Groovygirl180 by Groovygirl180 | WORCESTER, MA
Feb 03, 2023

Honestly, I feel like a big, old hamster on a wheel. Some days I feel like the world is moving just a little faster than my life is, and I can't seem to get caught up! This year, I want to find a way to leave the rat race and focus on enjoying the rest of my life!

NHolden by NHolden | Strasburg, PA
Jan 16, 2023

My life is wildly different, and so much better than I could ever have imagined. Wow, that sounds little conceded saying it. But it is. I thought my life would be having a career. I was given the old "pat on the back" and sent off to college to get one of those career things. Little did I know when I would get there it just wouldn't be for me. Different folks different strokes, but for me what I had spent four years training to do was not for me. Fast forward to nearly ten years after my college graduation and I am not using my degree one bit. But I do own two businesses with my hubby, I have two beautiful children, and I am lucky enough to get to juggle both of those things. Life is not what I expected. It is more. It is so much more. Seven years into my marriage, and I understand that two can accomplish much more than just one ever could. Adding others into my own orbit changed the whole trajectory of my life, and it is such an exciting adventure to see where life takes us.

Muhbarah by Muhbarah | New York, NY
Jan 14, 2023

My life is even better than what I dreamed. Satisfaction is the secret. I also happy with my faults , it?s simply makes me realize that I?m a human being . We are designed to make mistakes for seeking help from our ALMIGHTY . I would like to improve the connection between ALMIGHTY And me , so , I can be fulfilled and protected all the time.

lilycampers by lilycampers | Seattle , WA
Jan 13, 2023

2023 is gonna be my year

Lonakay by Lonakay | RENOVO, PA
Jan 12, 2023

I have a lot of improvements to make in 2023. I was put down with a broken leg last year. I need to build strength, give my house a good cleaning and drop some bad habits. If I accomplish these goals I will feel so proud of myself.