January 21: attended second Women's March
January 23: got on the jumbotron at a Penguins game
January 28: saw Wicked
January 29: got my official acceptance letter in the mail
February 5: concussion
February 14: the Parkland shooting
April 4: my cat died
April 17: hurt my thumb
missed six weeks of work on short-term disability, which included the final weeks of my last school year at the place I worked for 5 years
April 30: hand surgery (first surgery; first joint repair)
May 19: officially moved into Co-Lez's apartment
June 1: Dylan won Mr. Pittsburgh Pride Drag King!
June 19 (this sounds too early to be true): last appointment with my therapist of five years
June 29: got my Pittsburgh three rivers tattoo
July: turned 31
July 19: Foo Fighters concert!!!
July 26: last day at my clinical job
July 27: paid off the credit card debt left over from my four-years-ago marriage
July 28: Alec won Mr. Steel City Softball back!
August 1: moved to the middle of nowhere
August 22: started Ph.D school!
September: started asking for they/them pronouns in my new professional setting
September 17: my abusive ex's partner after me reached out
October 27: the terrible thing happened in Pittsburgh
October 29: committed to a mitzvah to forgive a grudge (still working on it)
October 31: officially out of my abusive relationship for longer than I was in it
November 6: voted a straight-party Democrat ticket
November 22: cooked my first Thanksgiving meal
November 27: met Frank Warren from PostSecret
December 7: finished my first semester of Ph.D school
December 20ish: found out I got A's!