Year 2023

This blog post is my eleventh yearly reflection. The three previous reflections can be found here: 2022, 2021, 2020.

Usually, I write these at the start of the new year. This time, it’s the middle of December. I’ll start an extended vacation later in the week I finish writing this blog post. It made more sense for me to reflect on the year now instead of doing so in January after a long vacation.

Here are some of the things that happened during 2023 in my life, in no particular order:

It would be easy to focus on the negative. My dad died this year. The war in Ukraine continues. The war in Gaza started. And yet, as I write this, I remain positive and optimistic. There are a lot of positive things happening in my life. I’m healthy, fulfilled, and have good relationships. And when I zoom out to look beyond, I see more good in the world than bad. I remain optimistic about the long-term future of humanity.

See you in 2024.