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23 things to celebrate from 2023

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A few reflections on last year.

  1. 🐣 We had a child, Isa, who is amazing.
  2. 2️⃣ Celebrated two years at Codat.
  3. πŸ’ͺ Really consistently exercised.
  4. πŸ“š Reached my reading goal of 12 books in the year... and then doubled it!
  5. πŸƒ Beat my target of a 22 minute 5k.
  6. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ My 'sunday long run' became a half marathon.
  7. πŸ’‰ Managed my diabetes reasonably well (despite continued unpredicatability).
  8. πŸ’†β€β™€οΈ Supported Nurul through pregnancy.
  9. πŸ‘₯ Managed a team for the first time (outside of my own business).
  10. 🎹 Played the piano fairly regularly, learning some great jazz pieces.
  11. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Camping in Sweden.
  12. πŸ“† Hosted some developer community events.
  13. πŸ’¬ Client feedback on my documentation overhaul - "Wow, now that's how you make API docs! Nice one".
  14. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Exploring Boston and Nantucket. Loved running there.
  15. 🟩 3s overtook 4s on Wordle.
  16. 🎸 Some great gigs, including Tenacious D!
  17. πŸŽ‚ Remembered to celebrate my bday.
  18. β¬’ Conquered Haringey on Stride.
  19. ✍️ Composed some classical music again.
  20. πŸ“• Read this epic, Nausicaa.
  21. πŸ§‘β€πŸ³ Re-did the kitchen.
  22. πŸ’‘ Had some revelations about how to share and promote ideas.
  23. 🍺 Drank a lot less.