Well, there you have it. One month of 2018 is already finished!
Has anyone looked back on this past month and seen just how many things were on the calendar, only to wonder why it seemed to fly by so quickly as if nothing even happened in the first place? For the record, I think that was my longest sentence I’ve ever written, but it is exactly how I feel summarized into one too many words. My month started freezing cold and ended just the same, which is shocking because this weather has ranged from negative temperatures to mid-50’s. I really wanted to believe that we were over this frigid cold, but here I sit bundled up writing this post, trying not to get frost bite.
The first week of the month was a whirlwind in itself. January 1st brought an experience at the NHL Winter Classic, capping off a weekend trip to New York City. I returned home that night and pushed ahead to January 2nd – my first day back to work after winter break, as well as my 25th birthday. I ended that first week celebrating our first snow day in honor of extremely, dangerously low, freezing cold temperatures. Not too shabby for the first week of the year, am I right?
It was that first weekend that the Buffalo Bills were playing a playoff game for the first time in 17 years – a perfect day to celebrate my birthday with family. It was also that weekend, however, that the “plague” hit literally every single person I know. My grandparents went down for the count, my students went down for the count, my coworkers, my family, even me. That was the first weekend of the month and I kid you not, I still have a lingering cough and a slightly stuffy nose. This entire flu epidemic is nothing short of horrifying and watching people go down like flies doesn’t make this any easier. [PSA: everyone, wash your hands!!]. It’s so hard watching those around you become sick and not be able to fix it or make things better for them.
The following weekend, a brand new baby girl was born into my family, adding to my ever-growing list of cousins. I moved my brother back Ohio on MLK Day, another much appreciated day off of work. I celebrated my boyfriend’s 27th birthday. I completed some trainings for work, went to winter festivals, and spent time with those near and dear to my heart. I explored new local restaurants, coffee shops and bars. I began the search for some new real estate, and explored new recipes to use with my KitchenAid mixer. Today, I end the month celebrating my grandmother’s birthday, while also remembering my grandfather on the 11th anniversary of his passing.
All in all, January was a great month, and if it is any indication as to how the rest of the year will be, I am excited to see what the rest of 2018 has in store.
What are some memorable things you did this month? xoxo.