I started the Month in Retrospect series last year as a way to get myself to write more. It worked, for a while. It also got me to remember parts about 2016 that I have next to no recollection of. So I decided to try it again in 2017!
I started the year off in Tempe. Asleep. Someone once told me that how you spend January 1st dictates how you'll spend the rest of the year. If that's true, I will be spending the rest of the year sleeping or lazily hanging out in Tempe, Arizona.
I was in Tempe for winter break, spending time with Michael before his busy season at work hit. We spent our time together being very domestic--mostly cooking meals to feed his friends. I don't cook much when I'm alone at home because I find cooking for one to be difficult, so going grocery shopping and making dinners with Michael, and then breaking bread with his friends was a rare simple pleasure.
Once back in LA, time kind of sped forward. I flew back to Arizona briefly and unexpectedly in the middle of the first week of the semester. I read 6 books. I ran a half marathon. I visited a meditation garden. I went to Disneyland in the rain. I went to a fantastic Planned Parenthood fundraiser/comedy show. I got bad news followed by great news. I bought kinetic sand (which I am obsessed with).
Now that it's February, I'm taken aback by all that has happened, and all that is now coming my way because of the events of January.
I feel like everything is about to change.