Hey, I am Matthias

2022 was weird

Things have been weird since COVID started, but 2022 really just had a way about it.

It started simply. My daughter turned 2 right before the New Year, and there was a general elation in the air.

And then…

A family medical emergency required a last minute trip to Chicago to say goodbye.

A run to the mountains to deliver an emergency supply of wood to the family cabin.

A tropical vacation, and my daughters first time on a plane.

A loss — one of the family dogs, a good boy.

A promotion into the engineering org, from marketing.

A blistering job hunt that extended with every major tech layoff.

A surprise—the baby we planned for is twins.

A birthday, 32 years around the sun.

A holiday blitz, hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas in a house we have outgrown.

And now 2023 is on the cusp. My daughter turned 3 right before the New Year, and there is a general elation in the air.

2022 was weird. Lots of joy, lots of grief. Lots of lessons. Weird is a strange middle ground where life happens in abundance.

I’m sure 2023 will be weird as well.


If you're interested, you can check out the list of my Top 10 Albums from 2022.

When a post URL is shared on Farcaster (a sufficiently decentralized social network) the comments are displayed permissionessly below.