# 2022: Summarized
I'll be honest: 2022 was a shitty year for me. I don't want to dwell on it, so I will summarize it briefly; I had another manic episode in February, which cost me my job, one of the best that I've had so far.
I went unemployed for six months after that, living off of my severance pay and looking for work. During this time, I thought I had all this free time that I could just start streaming again and be productive, but the reality was I was just depressed from losing a good job— maybe even my dream job. I stopped working out and gained weight again.
When I finally found a new job, it quickly turned out poorly for me; I was underperforming and chaffing under the management there.
# Turning Over a New Leaf
2022 has been rough but there have been some diamonds forged in it.
I started streaming (opens new window) again consistently after realizing I could run my preferred dev environment (FreeBSD) in a VirtualBox on Windows. This had the benefit of fitting in a nice 16:9 window on my super ultra wide monitor (32:9), which made it easier to stream from. I also no longer needed to choose between being productive or casually gaming upon boot-up as I did when I was dual-booting. I could seemlessly transition between the two operating systems with this new setup.
Because I started streaming again, I decided to use my TikTok (opens new window) account to promote my streams. I found a video editor (opens new window) that was as intiutive to use as you would expect a video editor to be. It's allowed me to quickly edit short TikToks from my video content.
@rockzombie2 Real smooth jazz hours Follow me on twitch for more gameplay! #minecraft #twitch #twitchstreamer #smallstreamer #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound - Christofer
I've always thought I would make a good director because I think I have a natural "vision" of how things should look. Editing seemed like a natural extension of this talent and my recent videos I've been making seem justification of that idea.
I also created my first YouTube video for my rockzombie2 (opens new window) channel, which was a tutorial for setting up my dev environment.
The year is coming to a close soon, but I just wanted to provide a recap of what's been going on with me before my typical New Year's Resolution Post.