January started off grim, with the death of my main PhD supervisor. It was pretty unbelievable.
I also travelled to Edinburgh for the Great Winter Run!
And Steph and I protested the Muslim ban at a protest in Glasgow city centre.
I went to see The Boys in the Band in London again.
I saw Stornoway on their farewell tour and I ran the Resolution Run.
Steph and I went to see David Tennant in Don Juan in Soho.
I took a solo trip to Mallorca.
I also submitted my final copy of my PhD to uni.
And Steph (and I) rescued Alonzo.
I ran the Women’s 10k in Glasgow, saw the Crucible, and graduated, making me officially Doctor Cindy!
I ran a lot.
I ran the OUTRun 5 miler and Steph and I went to Pride.
Lots of running in prep for the Royal Parks Half and I also went to Cardiff for a job interview, which I was offered and I accepted.
October was a whirlwind! I went to London to run the Royal Parks Half on my 42nd birthday. The following week I moved to Wales, first staying in Penarth in an AirBnB, and then moving to my flat at the end of the month!
I had a crazy 24 hour train trip when I returned to Glasgow to get Bailey and ended up staying overnight in Preston. I also went to the theatre to see the musical Tiger Bay.
I ran the Cardiff Santa & Elf Dash.
Steph and I met up in London to see Hamilton!
I travelled to Scotland to spend Christmas with Steph and Alonzo.
So, that was my year. Of course it goes without saying that overall, this year was a massive dumpster fire given what is going on in the world. On balance, my personal year was pretty good, but it’s been overshadowed by the uncertainty of the world in the US and UK. It’s frightening to live in a world where nuclear war could be started by a tweet. . .
Hopefully, 2018 will be a great year.