This year has started off odd. Too much has happened. & I wish I’d documented every minute of it. Like how there was a shooting at my office building and how the next day my body was overwhelming emotional, but by Monday it nearly felt like nothing happened. Or how every week there seems to be new heartache in our family. The week following the shooting, my beautiful nine-year-old dog died, bringing tears at the realization that I’d lost one of my best friends. There have been other tragedies. But I won't bring them up here.

Just know I'm trying to focus on all the happy moments. Like the day it snowed in Phoenix. Or how I discovered that The Walking Dead does live up to all the hype. Or how my boyfriend absolutely spoiled me with a beautiful dinner on Valentine's Day. Or how last weekend I was reunited with the LA team. And now my cousin and I are planning a May trip to New York and Tennessee. Fingers crossed that 2013 is all uphill from here.