2014 started on a tired note.
After somehow staying up ’til midnight on the 31st (largely with childless friends), we left shortly after to put heads to bed. But while others might have taken the 1st as a day of rest, I managed to cram in
- driving a rickety Zipvan for the first time crosstown to pick a glider up for the nursery;
- watching the season premiere of BBC’s Sherlock — “The Empty Hearse” — which gladdened me to see Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson back in action; and
- winning a $700 Nokia Lumia 1020 phone for $188 at the HoHoTO Hangover Auction
2014’s first day wasn’t impossible, but 2013’s end as a string of sleepless nights with deadlines, infant tantrums and rules that change with every passing moment was finally starting to take its toll. Parenthood is trying — in an ideal world, I’d have posted this yesterday.
Parenthood is anything but ideal, though — it changes your life, yes, but you can’t forget yourself in the process — it’s why I’m still making a list of 100 personal goals.