Where did January go?

It’s a good job I have 11 months left to achieve my new year’s resolutions because it seems that January whizzed by before I had time to blog or start all those sewing projects. You’ll be pleased to know, however, that I have started working on my transformation into Princess Elsa and will be striding up North Mountain with my sparkly braid flowing down before the year is out 🙂

January 2015 felt too fast and a little stressful, as if I’d smashed a sand timer and was desperately trying to catch the grains, but they just kept slipping through my fingers. There was a lot going on, and some of it was wonderful, but most of the time I let work take over my life, and my happiness. This weekend I decided to put the brakes on and I feel better for it, but having left it until the first day of February to take a step back, I can’t help but feel it is a shame to have felt so stressed for a month. I mean, today, I actually put the Christmas decorations away. It shouldn’t really have taken until February to do that, but I kept telling myself that I didn’t have time. Instead, I piled them in a corner and kept trying not to look at them… but I knew they were there, and it was another job I hadn’t done, just to add to the list.

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Photo Credit: Time Slips Away – Cheesov http://cheesoz.deviantart.com/art/Time-Slips-Away-394197227

So February is here and I’ve taken control of the time that felt so elusive to me throughout January. I’ve cleaned, I’ve organised, I’ve put the Christmas things back where they should be, and I’ve decided that I need to spend more time putting myself before my job. The question is how exactly to go about doing that. I’ll have to keep you posted on how that works out for me…

Because I haven’t blogged at all about January, and because some lovely things happened amongst all the stress, I have decided to write a brief list mainly just to remind myself that it wasn’t all a blur of work, work and more work:

  • I went to stay in the Tower at Scotney Castle with my wonderful girl friends 😉
  • I turned 27 and celebrated with cocktails and danced in my pyjamas…
  • I went for a delicious Italian meal to celebrate my, my sister’s and brother’s birthday with Mum and Dad
  • I generally had a lovely time with friends and family, who made me feel so loved and cared for (birthdays tend to make me a little sentimental)

So there was a lot to cherish about January 2015, and I just hope that February goes a little slower so I can enjoy it more, feel more peaceful, and appreciate it more as it happens.

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2 thoughts on “Where did January go?

  1. I dare say you are not the only one wondering why January galloped along at break-neck speed, as you clutched the reigns trying not to fall off? That’s certainly the way I felt. I’ve not touched the paints I was bought for Christmas, nor wiped the dust off my sewing machine, I am behind on my studies, flat broke and can’t believe we are already in month two. Reality check, reigns pulled hard, slowing down to, at the very least, read your blog and take stock of what’s going on and what is coming up. We’ve got a lot to fit into February, and it’s shorter too!

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  2. I so agree!! January flew by for me too — always seems to! Maybe it’s because we are January birthdays? February over here seems equally fast — we have Chinese New Year next Thursday and Friday — so it’s a long weekend — so it tends to break up the momentum of productivity nation-wide but it’s a good thing sort-of as it’s so “Go go go” non-stop working in this region. Also I’ve really noticed without seasons it’s quite hard to get any type of rhythm — but equally I don’t envy your winters and not rushing to come back during winter time 😉 — can’t wait to return in another season sometime hopefully!

    So glad to hear your had a lovely albeit whirlwind January!! Look forward to reading your next update and I’ll try to send you an update soon too! All the best for your February! xx

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