Sorry to disappoint, but February wasn’t a month chock full of love for me. However, in Februrary I did a series of posts for black history month- something I will be doing again next year. What came from this is actually one of my top read posts from my blog, and most hits are via search engines and people in the UK. This is huge for me because it means that I am reaching strangers internationally. This is, ultimately, why I wanted to blog. I am not doing this to become an internet sensation, to write a collection of my posts to publish in a book, but I do want to increase awareness about issues close to my heart. That post does that for me, and even if it is the only one of my posts that ever does that, it is enough.
I cannot tell you what I did for Valentine’s Day last year, which is honestly how I prefer it. I don’t view Valentine’s Day as a special day to show love- it should be like any other day that you spend with your significant other, family, or friends, however you wish to use it. It is a reminder, like other holidays, to appreciate those who love us and those whom we love. What I do remember is the primaries for the 2016 election. As an Iowa resident I participated in my first, and probably, only caucus, and it was fun. But it was also a mess, and it was also disappoitning when the results from the rest of the state came in. I was happy to live in a college town where most people are aware and accepting. However, realizing that the state I live in overall was not was a reality check. Of course I knew that this was the case, but seeing it really made a difference.