I wanted to call this post January Blues, but seeing it’s not only my first post since November, it is also my first post of 2019 and I didn’t want to start the year on a low, so I thought best to change it up a bit….Stay with me! I suppose my thoughts on New Year goals and so called resolutions have not changed much since my first post of January 2018, so I didn’t really feel the need to hark lyrical on it when my thoughts on it do not differ. So I’ve thought of this post as rather the more fun, quirky friend to last year’s whittle.
Nine days in to 2019 and well yes I admit I’m shattered already, I’m freezing cold, I just want to sleep, stay in my bed with my cat, drink vats of hot chocolate and eat a tonne of cheese on toast and continue the movie and Netflix marathon I got so good at over the festive period. I’m craving sugar and just want to sup on champagne, loose myself in and gobble up book after book, eat chocolate for breakfast and quite frankly go back to that time capsule, which was less than 2 weeks ago – (how?) when we lived in a bubble, time was on pause, there were no challenges, resolutions, guilts, the need to do anything, when it was all rather heavenly!
So yes you can see this is a motivational post…….again, stay with me! I am ready (just) to maybe change it up a bit, but going back to the daily work schedule and gym session, salad for lunch is quite enough…..So rather than completely embodying the January blues, by adding a list of not so fun stuff to adhere to; cut out sugar, exercise every day, no spending, no alcohol, no sloth like behaviour, no meat, no fun Bla Bla…….I am going to draw a big fat marker pen through that list, and create a friendly and much more welcoming to do list for January, which I am happily and successfully ticking away at.
So yes I’ve bought a cheeky little dress, (it was in the sale) and yes consumerism is not good but it certainly picked up my grey day, my lovely and brilliant friend Sadie and I drank, chatted, danced and sang the night away til 4am in the morning the other night, in her living room and to the sound score of 90’s songs, and yes, correct not so good for the liver, alas it was the absolute best for the soul!…..So along with this, I will contently be whiling the hours away with my head in a book, binge watching Luther and basically all box sets I want to see, wearing more red lipstick for no reason, celebrating a friend’s birthday with champagne, curling up with the cat, hot water bottle and duvet on the sofa while watching movie after movie with a hot chocolate and cheese on toast all the live long day. This is in my book, the best way to do January……With the only challenge being fitting work around it all!
So goodbye to the January Blues and goodbye to trying to be the healthier, boring, slightly unhappy me, and hello January Joys with all the sugar, sleep, wine, chocolate you need, because well it’s cold, and the first month of the year is hard enough and, who doesn’t deserve a sprinkle of joy at any point in the year…..and to those that have gone hard core, well bloody done, I’ll meet you in February………perhaps!
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Happy New Year to you all, thank you for reading xx