Dear January, what a raw deal you have been given. Let’s face brutal facts shall we, any month that has to follow December has an awful lot to live up to.
December, the official Christmas month. A month of celebrating, spending time with ones family and friends, giving and receiving presents, indulging in Christmas food and spirits, and a welcome break from the classroom or office.
January, often a bitterly cold month. In the UK it has been recorded as the coldest month in over thirty years. January, a full thirty one days to feel flat from the season of good will, from over eating and over spending. A time where one could feel rather let down for not achieving those over ambitious new years resolutions.
January, what high expectations you come with. Too high in my humble experience. Every year I make the same old mistakes - discussing my new weight and fitness motivation, eagerly laid plans to become super organised and spending more time with my hobbies, and threatening everyone, myself included, with my new lease for life.
Is it any surprise, dare I say it, that January is often associated with the January blues. The blues which often make one feel disappointed and disillusioned that life has not changed one tiny bit.
Am I being too harsh? Perhaps the first month of the new year has brought you more success than it has for me? Maybe I shouldn’t really blame January. Perhaps I should admit to being the one to blame for failing my promises and desires.
Have I lost any weight?
Have I turned into a fitness freak?
Have I captured amazing and astonishing pictures on my Canon camera?
Have I found the love of my life through Match Affinity?
Again a big, fat, ugly, no.
But it’s been so cold! On many days I have not been able to leave the house due to the heavy snow fall and my car refusing to start, making it virtually impossible to enjoy walks with my camera or car journeys to the gym.
As for on line dating, it has hindered, not helped, my nervousness and anxiousness with dating and finding a nice, reliable, companion and lover.
And I have been so broke! There have been zero fun packed days or evenings out for me. This has not helped my sanity and my (too high?) expectations.
Excuses, excuses, you may well be saying.
Well, all I can say is, blue January has left us for another twelve months.
It’s onwards and upwards with February! This month I promise to try harder. I have been paid, the snow has melted, and my car is in full working order once again.
Oh and I have booked a holiday to Thailand! Now that’s something to shout about and look forward to! March is the merry month I am vacating to this destination. I am so excited, and quite frankly I can’t wait. Thailand has been at the top of my ‘places I must visit’ list for a long time. Therefore I am over the moon that this place has been (nearly) crossed off my list and I shall be visiting it in a matter of weeks.
But first, I must tackle February. I have a date looming with Jonnygiant from Match Affinity (apparently he’s not really a giant, or a wolf, embarrassingly I read one of his sentences wrong regarding wanting to have a wolf/be a wolf). I've given up on The Other One from my other post - see The rule book of life. And I’m off to the gym tomorrow.
Let’s see if I can turn February into a sparkling, happier, friendlier, slimmer, brighter shade of yellow.
So long, blue January. I hate to be personal and rude, but I’m really glad you’ve gone.