stevegattuso
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2023, in review
Published on Jan 2nd, 2024.

From a recent trip to Barrio de los Sapos in Puebla, Mexico.

It’s 4:30a as I’m writing this, jetlagged after getting home from a trip to Mexico and New York for the holidays. Thankfully there’s a silver lining to my inability to sleep: a brief window of quiet to reflect and write about my past year.

My 2023 was largely defined by building a new life after moving from New York to Germany. I’ve never been one for setting goals, preferring instead to meander through things as my interest waxes and wanes. Even so, I’d say the list of accomplishments for the year constitutes as progress, even though I don’t really have a clear definition of what “progress” means.

Here are some of the highlights:

… and that’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and here’s to a great 2024 to come 🎊.

P.S. This entry was inspired by @eli_oat’s New Year, Julia Evans2023: Year in review, and @mrshll’s New Year, 24 posts. Check ‘em out if you’re curious as to what some other interesting people have been up to this past year.

  1. I’ll likely have more to say on this in the future. I’m writing this right after a trip back home to see family and friends which has conjured up all sorts of complicating feelings about my residence abroad. 

  2. I’m hoping to increase this number in 2024 🤞