Trial Run

Somehow, we've already reached the end of January. When did this happen? How are we 1/12 of the way through 2016? Is it okay to count January as a trial month, and really start 2016 in F

So far, this year has felt like walking up a mountain that's made entirely of mud and quicksand with a pile of snow dumped on top. Even though I didn't set any New Years resolutions (probably a first for me), I still feel like I've broken an entire set. Why? Good question.

January always kind of sucks. You have that major let down feeling from Christmas ending. The snow that you so desperately wanted for a "white Christmas" is now just annoying and, for some reason, not as pretty. For teachers, you're trying to get back into a routine with several classes full of kids you don't know. For me, this January was also filled with anniversaries of deaths, even more faculty turnover at work, getting sick, and being stuck alone in my house with no way out for close to a week.

So I'm counting January as a trial run month. When it comes to most things, getting started is the hardest part. This goes for new years, right? Now that we're on the last day of January, we can focus on more important things, like how we're going to fill that extra day in February, or how I'm going to get an entire thesis done before I leave for Ecuador in 55 days (stop procrastinating would be a good thing to do, but here I am).

Farewell, least favorite month of the year. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, and please take your time coming back.

#snow #January #trialrun

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