In an effort to journal more often, I decided to write down a few things I did, learned and realized in 2018. These are in no particular order.

Things I did in 2018:

Traveled abroad for the first time as an adult.

Went to Hogwarts with my mom and sister.

Graduated from iO’s improv program.

Became a Godmother.

Ate a rancid pistachio.

Watched some of my best friends get married.

Started a writing project with people I’m really excited to work with.

Gave a dog the Heimlich.

Joined an indie improv group.

Wrote for two sketch shows.

Almost finished Anna Karenina.

Turned 30.

Got a face cyst.

Went to summer camp.

Had an international romance.

Saw John Legend, Beyonce, Jay Z, and Chance The Rapper live.

Went to Qdoba with The Phantom of the Opera.

Met a Bravo! Housewife in real life.

Went on some dates.

Remained celibate.

Things I learned/realized in 2018:

Nothing from my wine classes except that I am unable to retain information from wine classes.

“We’ll be ready for these school boys; they will wet themselves with blood,” is the scariest lyric from Les Mis.

I whisper in my sleep.

The Salem witch trials were not in Salem, Oregon.

There is another Salem, and it is in Massachusetts.

I’m supposed to be paying my taxes quarterly.

I am lactose intolerant.

Prince Oberyn is in season 4 episode 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

If you give a dog a tablespoon (or teaspoon? I forget) of hydrogen peroxide, they will immediately vomit.

A lot of stuff about Irish whiskey. Ask me about it and I’ll steal an hour of your life.

I don’t think I like shrimp anymore.

2 thoughts on “Reflections

    1. joanna Post author

      Haha Maureen and her sister are friends with the man who played the Phantom in the “Love Never Dies” sequel. He’s from Kentucky. When the show came to Chicago, we went to see it. He came to Qdoba with us after the show. He signed my mask. I’ll never be the same.


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