January was a refreshing month. The turn of the calendar is always like that, I think. Hopeful and optimistic. Rarely does it stay that way, but I can say it did for me.
Today was another flip of the page. It was a day of cleaning up in my apartment, organizing closets full of things I haven’t thought about in weeks or months or years. Loads of things got thrown away, more loads of things got donated. I took an inventory of my life and got rid of the unnecessary things. Each garbage bag more satisfying than the last.
Things are good around these parts. The Patriots lost, but everything else is simply wonderful. Exercise is going superbly. Work and writing are going superbly. The weather has been unseasonably warm so outdoor working out is back in session and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Also, I got new shoes today.
They remind me of 65-year-old retiree walking shoes, but as they are going to be primarily used for walking, I’m semi okay with it.
Happy February. 13 days until Valentine’s.