Five of this year's firsts:
1. First Phone Call
My first incoming phone call was about an hour after midnight of January 1st, from my artist friend JN. He is one of the people I made friends with last year. And now he is also my sempai in art, urging me and reminding me to paint, then paint, and then paint some more :3 And it's good because I need that because I need at least 10,000 hours of practice.
2. First Mug of Coffee
I slept at a little past four in the morning because my sister came over on the evening of December 31st, and as expected, we spent a huge chunk of time talking and thinking aloud. She also made me watch Sense and Sensibility, and I loved Colonel Brandon / Alan Rickman and I want a Colonel Brandon / Alan Rickman. So after she left during the wee hours, I still spent some time reading a book, until I decided to sleep after four, and so I woke up just a few minutes before noon, had lunch languidly, then became fully human upon having my first mug of coffee after. As I enjoyed my coffee I thought about lessons from the past year and how fortunate it is that I no longer feel compelled to [respond to / snap at] [very lame remarks / poor attempts to be witty] anymore.
3. First Rain
The first rain came as I had my first mug of coffee, and it was like a promising sign that the old will be washed away and that new, true paths will be cleared. And I am not sure how, but the air kind of smelled like a date.
4. First Challenge Taken
Last year, I targeted 12 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge just to be sure, since there are days when I do not have time to read at all. By the end of 2012, I was able to meet 125% of my goal. This year, I am targeting 14 books :)
5. First Blog Post
My first blog post comes in today, instead of yesterday, because I spent the whole day reading books and doing things online and then spending time with family in the evening. I did take note though, of five of the first things for this year, and I am looking forward to more (^_^)