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My 2023 can be defined in one word: intense.

The recession significantly impacted us professionally, leading to the loss of some projects. Even on our main client, there were multiple layoffs, despite us not being affected.

On a more personal level, it was challenging to witness my child's growth and navigate a larger and more intricate social circle as a parent.

Amidst sick days and other challenges, my mind went into overdrive, leading to another season of burnout. However, this sparked my creative flames, and since mid-year, I rediscovered my passion for composing and producing music, something I hadn't done in almost 20 years. It was a wildfire of sonic ideas that began with field recordings in Portland, and it's still burning strong.

I'm grateful for my partner's patience, who supported me through ups and downs and truly saved me in the toughest moments.

On a more positive note, I accomplished many things in 2023. Here's an excerpt:

With that in mind, here are the classic "Best of" lists of 2023:


The list of remarkable music I listened to in 2023 is short:


I didn't read as much as I wanted in 2023. From 33 books, only one was truly amazing. I would say the following was the best of the crop:

In 2023, the time dedicated to reading was overshadowed by the time spent on making music. And it lost.



I didn't enjoy many games in 2023, except for a bit of Diablo Immortal towards the end of the year. Yes, I know it has its flaws, like being P2W, but I didn't spend money on it anyway.


I also got two mementos in 2023 that I will treasure forever:

Things I was looking forward for 2023

Things that didn't live up to my personal hype

Things I'm looking forward for 2024

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