Two causes: Hypothermia temperatures last month and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Effect: Nothing better to do than pour a glass of wine, and reflect the shit out of 2022. So I lit enough candles to burn the house down and disavowed the need to meet anyone’s expectations over the holidays (or any time, really.)
First question: Did I like Knives Out 2? Yes. As Miles Bron says, “can we just take a second and fully inbreathiate this moment together?”
For many, 2022 was rough, and I’m sorry. For us, 2022 was a year of hyper-transition. Raj and I furnished three homes for Afghani refugees with stuff we donated, packed up the rest, and without fanfare, left Seattle for the blue marble centered in a third-world country state. Yes, we moved to Austin, TX.
And as I reflect on that, the first thing that threw us in Austin was how nice people are. Seriously nice! In fact, I had to start being nicer (Raj called it ‘being less aggressive’), or we wouldn’t have any friends. Fortunately, we’ve met great people.
As I continued to reflect on last year, I thought about what needs to end, and I asked myself…
In answering these questions, I’ve decided to
What am I not done with? Professionally…
And non-professionally, things I’m going to keep doing:
Lastly, something to ponder as we roll into 2023: “It’s a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought for speaking the truth. Don’t you think?” said Detective Benoit Blanc in Knives Out 2.
I do. Happy new year