The Ws of January

Well, didn’t January drag? It wasn’t so bad, I guess but I’m glad it’s February. Here’s how the dullest month of the year went for me.

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Work.

At first, I felt like this ‘January summary’ post was a bit of a waste of time because I feel like I’ve just worked, worked and worked some more. Unfortunately, when you’re self-employed you can’t just have a week off like I’m planning to in February. No, you have to ensure all of your work for that week is completed before you go – well if you want to keep your clients happy! I don’t mind really, but it’s just a lot of hard graft.

I’ve also had the delight of doing taxes for the first time this month, so that was fab too…

Wine.

And, after all that work, wine not? I’ve reached that age where Friday night means staying in with a glass (read: bottle) of wine with my pals and putting the world to rights, rather than going out. Nothing beats it.  

Workout.

Alongside working hard, I’ve also been trying to get back on the health train. Sadly, I fell off it a bit towards the end of 2017 and, boy, have I paid for it. Despite the snow and the cold, I feel like I’ve stayed fairly committed to exercising most days and eating well.

Watercolour.

This month, I tried watercolour. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but I’m always nervous to try ‘art’ as it’s something I’ve not done since I was a child. I remember always loving painting when I was at school, so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s super therapeutic.

Winging it.

Not sure if it’s anxiety or my age or a bit of both, but I continue to have this overwhelming sense of incapability and that I’m just stumbling my way through life. I think the important thing to remember next month is that I probably know more than I think and a lot of people feel the same way.

What did you get up to in January? Are you glad that spring is finally on the way?

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