Candice: I have to say I don’t like January. In the UK it just seems to be a really long month that is dark ALL THE TIME ! It’s a bit of a bummer as two important people in my household have their Birthday’s in January so I do my best to get as excited as I can about that but when it wake up every day to another pitch black morning, I’m struggling.
Talking about waking up in the dark I am slightly obsessed with looking at what time the sunrise is on bbc website. Its still only 8am at the end of the month! What this also means is that I struggle to get motivated to do things at either end of the day. Once its dark I want to curl up in a ball and eat chocolate.
I don’t see the point of the other things people do in January:
- Dry January – don’t really drink that much, not because of the hangovers but because it really upsets my stomach. I’d rather down the odd margarita and enjoy it than drown myself in booze.
- Joining a gym – argh, get out of my way. In the last few weeks going to the gym has been a nightmare. It’s a sea of people in pristine gym gear trying to work out how to use the equipment. I’m a regular goer so this annoys me as they are all hogging the machines I want to go on.
- Complaining about over spending – don’t spend thousands on your other half and your children and this won’t happen. Big presents don’t show love, spending quality time together does.
- Setting resolutions – anyone who does this only ends up in a bad mood as they fail miserably to achieve them. Set yourself little targets across the year and then you’ll better when you get there.
Phil and I have started the year well though. We haven’t set a resolution but we have set a deadline. We love a good deadline. There is editing and new chapter writing going on in the back ground, and we are both enjoying it a fresh. Looking out for more new stuff soon.