This year is starting out just as I had envisioned it. Undefeated in January* — undefeated for the year. Certainly reason to celebrate.
* I should probably mention here that I did not play any matches in January as I continue my self-imposed sabbatical from the game. Rather, I've been in training. Some running. A bit of skiing. And otherwise being utterly averse to anything beyond sitting in the sun on my balcony.