This is the start of my new year's resolution: maintaining my blog at least once a month. In college, I used to update my old Wordpress after every assignment--which was a bit overkill. And blogging less often forces me to edit, another skill I am striving to better .
Below are my favorite images from January, starting with, what I think, is my strongest photo of the month of a wrestler checked on a stretcher. Oftentimes, what I am encouraged to look for shows athletes at their toughest moment or highest jubilation. But sports cannot have a storytelling victor without showing the struggle: blood, tears, injuries. Photos like this are necessary to warn parents before enrolling their kids in contact sports. Unfortunately, a winning story can come at a painful price.