The first month of 2016 is finally at a close. Why does January feel like it lasts a lifetime?! Christmas feels like months ago. I like January because I start it feeling positive, and I’m personally a fan of resolutions and making a ‘new start’. Like, it isn’t really a new start, but rather a refresh and it reminds me to check myself, see where I’m at and where I want to head. But then January also just drags… Here’s what I did this month!
I kicked off this year telling myself that I would attempt to avoid fizzy drinks unless I was at a restaurant – gotta give myself something right? Now I would usually have around 1 a day or at least every other day, and whilst I managed to get myself on pepsi max rather than any full sugar stuff, it still wasn’t good for me at all. I’ve caved a few times but I’m pretty sure I have only had fizzy pop on 5 separate occasions this month. That’s fairly impressive in my opinion. For me. May be a coincidence, but my skin has also been looking a lot better recently. I’m also happy because I’ve managed to keep up with #YogaCamp, swimming every Tuesday afternoon and have been to the gym at least once a week. Pretty good so far – come at me February!
I sorted my 2016 Filofax set-up, and I’ve become obsessed again with watching planning videos and Facebook groups. Living the life eh? I’m really wanting to focus on my handwriting and lettering this year. I want to start creating those awesome prints with fancy quotes and drawings… But anyway, I’m ending January feeling a lot more organised and with a clearer idea of where I want to move next with my career and hobbies. I’ve been planning more and focusing more on ‘life’ in general.
Highs and Lows
To be honest, January didn’t start off too well did it? The most notable moments being David Bowie’s death and then Alan Rickman. Honestly, I was just in shock when this happened within days of each other. I loved the amount of Bowie songs that I heard along my travels, on the radio and at work, but of course it was tinged with sadness. I also watched Harry Potter a few times that week.
In good news, I passed my theory test! One step closer to getting that license. I’m feeling more relaxed in the car, yet also get really nervous when I’m in new areas. I know that’s normal but it just makes me feel on edge! Now it’s just a case of practising and fine-tuning all my driving to get me test ready.
Reading-wise, January has been pretty bad… I finished The Bane Chronicles, and whilst I loved most of the stories, it was definitely a slow read. It took me the first two weeks to get through that one. The I read Pretty Is and I finished it in a few days. Fast-paced and a really intriguing storyline – definitely recommend. I’m hoping February will be a little better, but the books on my TBR book shelf aren’t drawing me in. Maybe a trip to the library is needed? Stop me spending money anyway…