This is always the time of year when I get the most pensive – what with the birthday, the new year, and the going back home. I can’t say I consciously drew any brilliant, sweeping conclusions from the year’s experiences, but I’m going to do myself a solid and assume I wizened a smidge. Also, I visited family in Iowa, felt the Bern, drew cutesy animals, and didn’t check my school email for a week straight. Keep those vicissitudes coming, life.