This post has been on my mind for weeks, but I haven’t felt ready to share it. When the writing bug finally bites, I try to take full advantage because it’s nice to get these thoughts out of my head …and I love a good BB post! 😉
I don’t know what it is about this time of the year, but it is down right depressing. I was talking with my boyfriend a couple of weeks ago about how I felt so blah and he relayed a statement from his manager that totally summed it up… it’s January in Connecticut.
DING DING DING. Coming off the high from the holidays and crashing into the New Year carrying all of the goals and expectations we just set for ourselves is tough. Not much is going to change between December 31 and January 1 and realizing that yes, we are capable of every single thing we want to do this year, but it’s going to take time to do said things is a pill that needs to be swallowed.
Not to mention, January is freaking cold! It’s freezing, dark, dreary, life in the outside world is dead. It’s just a downright depressing time and I think a lot of people feel it. If you’ve been a bit depressed, sad, or just not yourself… know that I feel that way too. You may have noticed this blog has been a bit quieter than usual – I just haven’t had it in me. I even paused my WIWTW posts because I’ve been living in hoodies!
One of the hardest things about writing a blog and “working” online is that you have to show up. Mind you, I’m all about checking out and taking a mental break every so often, but taking days off because you feel down isn’t really smart. It’s like a job, if you keep calling out, it’s probably not going to fare well for you in the long run (#fired). Due to upcoming commitments and the fact that it’s time to snap the heck out of it, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. I know what needs to be done and thinking about it instead of doing it is not the move.
I’m always a little hesitant to publish these posts, but they allow me to be honest and open and that’s what I love! Between all the fun events, pretty outfits, new products, and silly videos…I’m just a girl like you. I have up and down days and have to constantly remind myself to trust the timing of my life.
If January has kind of kicked you in the tush too, I hope better things are in store for you in February! Let’s snap out of our funks, put in the work, try to stay positive, and keep our eyes on the prize (…and the warmer days ahead). We’ve almost made it through January in Connecticut!
Did you find yourself in a bit of a funk this month too? …What state do you in live in? Out of curiosity 😉