January 2019: 5 Good Things

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?

6 thoughts on “January 2019: 5 Good Things”

  1. What a lovely month you’ve had 🙂 I don’t mind January… probably because unlike a lot of people, I don’t mind it being dark early and cold and gloomy, I’m good at embracing winter and enjoying it, gloom and all! I’m glad you’ve had a good month and are feeling happy again… are you continuing your social media detox beyond January?!

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  2. I’m glad you have had such a happy January. I quite like January as well and like Louise, I don’t mind cosying up in winter. You have read so many books already! I have managed four , which is pretty good for me. X

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  3. What a fantastic January! I loved the Cursed Child too (as you already know!) and the Tower of London is such a favourite of mine – did you do a Yeoman of the Guard tour while you were there? Highly recommend it for your next trip if you didn’t get a chance to.

    I was also curious about whether you’d be continuing your social media ban post-January. I must say, I’m looking forward to seeing you back on Instagram – I’ve missed your posts 🙂 x

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    1. We didn’t have time for the tour as we were clock watching for our train. Definitely one for next time though 🙂
      And I won’t be continuing my ban but I will be seriously cutting back the time I spend using it! I’ll be back on Instagram before you know it 😂 x


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