January in Retrospect

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.