2013 was a difficult year. But the last three months had some fantastic moments: London!, new friends, more energy! I got my knitting mojo back, too. So watch this space for new projects.
Then came the Big Flare. It become clear that smaller symptoms I'd been ignoring were part of a single serious autoimmune disease. I saw a new rheumatologist on Dec. 24 and started to get to the bottom of things. I can't adequately express what a huge deal this is. I'm on a bit of a prednisone roller coaster until my labs come back and we can start targeted treatment. The pred allows me to use my hands again, which is nice.
In London I thought, why am I not seeing similar sights in my own city? Rather than lurking around museums, I've started catching evening events. Monday I saw a Hey Marseilles show--I have the biggest band crush on them! Then last night I went to a reading by Karen Russell, an incredible short story author. I brought an issue of Zoetrope in which she'd been published, and she was excited to see it. We're Bradbury buds :)
I have great hopes for 2014!