Year in Review: 2013

It’s after Christmas; the coffee chop where I work is finally out of their seasonal blend coffee (no more upselling! until the next promotion. ugh); I got presents from family and friends; I gave presents to family and friends. My brother and his wife drove from the Houston, Texas, area to the Los Angeles area in two days after Christmas Day, and the following Saturday, we had Second Christmas with them.

I received several books, the second season of Sherlock (fuck yeah!), a tshirt from a Sara Bareilles concert, and two sheets of flowery forever stamps.

I worked on Christmas, and I worked again on New Years Day. It’s all right. I wasn’t excited about it, but I wasn’t depressed about it. I managed to get through the anniversary of the Thing that Happened to Me in early December 2006, and next May I will grow into a body he will never have touched.

January: tea with family at Rose Tree Cottage, dinner with maymay.
February: AMC’s Best Picture Showcase (second year in a row!).
March: Carpenteria State Beach and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
April: 30-day poetry challenge.
May: trip to Texas for my little brother’s college graduation.
June: root canal (yuck!), my 28th birthday.
July: Anime Expo 2013, The Postal Service concert in Santa Barbara.
August: Devil’s Punchbowl and car camping in South Fork (Angeles Crest mountains).
September: first work as Layout Editor for East Jasmine Review.
October: first year anniversary of private counseling with current therapist.
November: NaNoWriMo!
December: jury duty (but I didn’t serve on a jury and was dismissed).

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *