Bye 2022, Hello 2023

Tian T
3 min readJan 1, 2023

2022 is over, officially.

Looking back, it is a very special year in my life.

I used to travel often, but due to Covid, I stayed home/WFH and accidentally started my journey on web3 especially NFT.

This was just like down the rabbit hole to another magic world. The chapter of my NFT journey just started..

2022 is a year for my personal growth.

Social skills, knowledge, the good and bad about Crypto and Web3 etc.

I harvested a lot of invaluable experiences, beautiful memories. I built up a cool NFT portfolio, and made a lot of friends.

I got to know that running a NFT project is not easy, a huge test for one’s comprehensive skillset: time management skills, especially a working mum like me with 2 kids; project management, marketing & communication skills, plus cultural conflict and expectation management.

2022 is a year for my inner strength growth.

Web3 journey was not all about smooth sailing, I made mistakes and tumbled a few times, sometimes I got punched in the face and became stressful, but that didn’t stop me from trying and starting again.

Have some tiger tenacity, someone said to me.

Yeah, I learned to be humble and open-minded, accepting the imperfection of myself and the new world, and trying to stand up and keep walking.

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, I said to myself, just like the song goes:

“I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter

Dancing through the fire

’Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

Louder, louder than a lion

’Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar.”

Still in the game? Why not!

2022 is a bizarre year for the whole world especially crypto market, many seemingly impossble became possible, and many possible became cruel reality.

Scared? A bit. Take the easy way out? No.

Nothing is gonna change my passion for Web3.

I love Web3 because it brings people together,
I love NFT world because there are a lot of creativities and inspirations,
I love NFT communities because I love meeting amazing people who share the same passion and belief like me.

A little thank you note from me.

I would like to thank my other half for being supportive and kids for being healthy and happy

TigerChi and 1circle team who fights and works with me hard.

I also want to thank every member who goes through ups and downs with us and all project partners who trust us and collaborated with us:

Earth day in Metaverse, Wushu Week/Better together, the power of three, Algofam FC unitility, crosschain poker and AMA with Tigers4ever, and many more!

I enjoy all the special moments with our fam.

Better together and we mean it, we care about each other and accept each other for who they are.

In the new year, I wish we will continue enjoying the journey together and grow together.

Personal goals for the new year:

Work hard and play harder

Talk less and do more

Eat less and sleep more

Stay positive and live a healthier life.

2022 is over, but my life continues, TigerChi story continues.

Hello 2023, here I come!



Tian T

Founder of 1circle, Chinese community on Algorand. Project lead for TigerChi NFT project