I Made It Through January



I read somewhere recently that January is the Monday of months and whilst for me that really doesn't apply to my lifestyle, I can still understand the weight a bad day or month can carry.

Mid way through the month I started drafting a blog post titled 'What January Blues?' where clearly I was feeling somewhat over-confident and wanted to gloat about my positive mindset.

Little did I know, I was about to have the worst week due to what felt like endless period pain, whilst dealing with a hectic work week, assisting my mum organise her life before moving house, panicking about the clutter building up around my own home and, just generally being moody because I simply didn't have a single minute to myself to nap, hurt, grab a hot water bottle or take a damn bath. 

It's been a struggle

The rest of my month has been absolute bliss though. I feel sad that one low week has overshadowed the good, especially because there have been so many small achievements.

I mean, for the first time in a little while I've had some expendable income to enjoy. I was finally able to tick off some items on my need / want list such as a new coffee table and TV stand for our lounge and our new bed arrives later this week too. Amazingly I've also managed to pay off some debt and to spend on much needed items for myself including new makeup and some basic wardrobe items. For a long while I felt like my list just kept growing and would never end. Today however, I'm feeling so incredibly satisfied to see that list shrinking.  

Whilst I appreciate that money isn't everything, it also plays a big part in my personal happiness. Some paychecks just don't stretch far enough compared to others - something I'm certainly experiencing this month. There is nothing worse than having to say no to every single plan thrown your way because you're broke. Not being able to buy more random shit from TK Maxx hurts too.

Steering away from my financial situation, I must say I'm so pleased with how my blog is taking shape. Rebranding towards the latter half of 2019 was a scary process but, I learnt a lot and I'm really happy I took such a big step forward. There's no doubt in my mind today that I did the right thing. I'm feeling more inspired than ever to create content and that feeling is absolutely priceless.

In other news I've also finally started a course through my employment which I'm not hating (mini wave in celebration of me). Motivation in doing said course initially was low but, I've received some kind feedback on my work which encourages me to keep going. In recent weeks I've also found a likeness towards green tea, an addiction to sweet chili hummus and have been perfecting my poached egg technique.

To sum up, January primarily you've been good to me but you've dragggggged and I'm done.

I'm completely ready to move on and for this ache in the pit of my stomach to cease.

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  1. So true, January really is the least of the favorite months. However it's so nice to treat yourself with some new makeup and clothes! Crazy how just a little goes a long way. Really enjoyed your post!

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    1. My month was going so well up until recently really and overall it's been pretty great but, I just wasn't expecting last week to be so packed and stressful. I'm hoping to find some peace this week though. Hope you've been able to look after yourself this month too and that it hasn't dragged. Thanks for reading.

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  2. I have a weird relationship with January - we have so many birthdays to celebrate in my family (and of course new year) but when they're done it drags more than ever! (especially for that paycheck)
    Hope you find some time to get busy doing nothing :)

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    1. It seems that all of my friends birthdays fall in January too, so it's a very busy month all round. Hope you've managed to find some downtime too though and that your payday is right around the corner. For me, my payday isn't until the end of next week but thankfully I have 3 days off before heading back to work and I'm hoping to spend plenty of quality time by myself. Thanks for reading!

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  3. A very true though but I never thought of January as the Monday of months. It used to be but now we have our daughters birthday to brighten the month up. However, you are spot on with the month going on and on! Congrats on the little accomplishments that are huge!

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    1. Me too until someone else said it. Glad you've had a bright January and I hope your daughter had a beautiful birthday. Thanks for reading!

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  4. I'm honestly in shock that it's still January, this month has really dragged. Why are all bills due in January also?! Makes the month even longer!
    Wishing you all the best for the rest of the year!!

    Louise || https://lcsbeauty.com

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    1. Into the third week on Jan I felt really on top of things - like I was having a great month but, then I realised there was still so much time left and I had no money. What a month! Thanks for reading x

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  5. January is literally the longest month in the entire world. I'm not about that life!

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    1. Me neither. I need my months to be four weeks long and no longer and, I need my payday to hurry up x

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  6. I'm so sorry it's been a tough month for you. I hate January and I'm so happy it's nearly over, as it's such a miserable month xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. Thank you. I had lots of highlights but the low moments really dragged. Hope we all have a much brighter Feb x

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  7. Sorry January was a bit rubbish for you. I totally understand though! My house flooded in January so I was totally glad to see the back of it!

    Excited to see what Feb brings for you :)

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    1. Thank you for reading.

      I had some great moments but yes, the lows felt very low! Sorry to hear about your home - I hope it's all fixed now! I can only imagine how stressful it must have been for you x

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  8. Work has probably been the most stressful area in January. I'm grateful since it could always be worse. I love that feeling when you can splurge on your lists (I write them for everything)! You feel so accomplished and have more goodies!

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  9. I"m so done with January too - thrilled that it's already February and can't wait for March. Summer here you come!

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