As the month has drawn to a close I’ve found myself making comparisons to this time last year. I’d just quit teaching, was unemployed and my mental health was, quite frankly, in the bin. Fast forward to January 2019 and I’m honestly happier than I’ve felt in a long time, due partly to the lovely things that have happened this month.
1: Trip to London
We spent the first weekend of the month down in London to see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and oh my word, it was AMAZING! The way they brought the magic to stage was incredible and I’m not embarrassed to admit that I was almost in tears at one point. I love the Harry Potter books so I was very pleased that the play did not disappoint!
Whilst in London we also spent a day wandering around the V&A Museum which was as brilliant as ever and I had my first ever visit to the Tower of London. Being an enormous history geek this was a real treat for me.
2: Meeting up with old friends (and new!)
Whilst in London we met up with some old friends and their little boy – meeting him for the first time was lovely and it was so nice to catch up over brunch.
The following weekend saw us down in Chester catching up with some other friends and their new baby girl. Needless to say, all the warm fuzzies were there post both meet ups.
3: Social media ban
I could hardly write this post without mentioning this. I’ll blog in more detail about the impact removing social media for a month has had but it’s been fab. I feel so much happier without it having such a grasp over me.
4: Quality husband/wife time
Jonny spent 5 out of the last 9 weeks of 2018 away travelling for work so it’s been fantastic having him at home this month. We’ve had a couple of cinema trips, chilled out at home and generally just spent time enjoying each others company and it’s been perfect.
5: Getting back into reading
I’ve always loved reading but found that I’d got into a rut of not reading anywhere near as much as I would have liked. I managed 51 books in 2018, so I was still reading but I want to improve on that this year. So far I’ve managed to get onto my 9th book of 2019 over the last month.
I know a lot of people don’t enjoy January but this one really has been such a good one. It’s been nice to get back into a happy place (carrying out a HUGE declutter has definitely helped this!) How about you? What has January had in store for you?