January has always been a weird month for me. It’s the start of a new year, so I find it confusing to reflect on everything I did in January at the end of the year: Wait, what? I did that this year? Also, it’s my birthday month, so I have to grapple with my annual mini-crisis of being another year older and feeling perpetually ~17.
With all the turmoil and reflection that accompanies the new year, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to approach 2018 by the end of December. Then, a week (or two) into January, I came up with a challenge for myself: I would try something new – anything, really – at least once every month for the entire year.