2022 Year in Review

Mark Palfreeman
4 min readJan 9, 2023

Happy New Year! 🥂

I love the annual slowdown after Christmas to detach from work, reflect on my progress, and summarize my life and work. I spent the break finally revamping my website—something I’ve been putting off for years—and intend to update it more often now that it’s current again.

2022 feels like a turning point out of a COVID-era funk. Whether it be social isolation and new cultural expectations, the stress of home projects and parenting young kids, confusion about career direction, or unmet goals, the past couple of years have been hard (see my prior year