I've been meaning to start a journal for a while now. I finally did earlier in January so I've been focused on that and keeping it up. It took me so long to start because I always just felt kind of silly writing down my thought and it was awkward. Now it doesn't feel as weird so I'm happy. I love collecting journals and notebooks even though I rarely use them, so I had a handful of empty ones. I really wanted a new one since it was a new year but I never got around to getting one. So I started a journal in a notebook I had, and I wasn't feeling it at all so I actually chose another one I had and started over. That might sound weird, but I just didn't feel connected with the first one so it was really sloppy. With the second one I started I felt a lot better with. The owls and woodsy cover definitely has been fitting my mood lately, too.
I've really been wanting to spend more time outside. Right now it's pretty cold out where I live, and I work during the day almost all week so it makes it hard. I think that's why the journal I'm writing in fit my mood. Anyways- I want to make a bigger effort to go outside more and enjoy fresh air and nature.
What I read in January and my current read
I may or may not have rambled enough in this post already. This new year for me started off a little rough. I was very emotional and stressed out so I was a little down for a week or two. I don't exactly know what was causing me to feel that way but I felt better last week. Now I'm sick with a cold which totally sucks and I'm trying to decide if I need to go to the doctor or not. I might have a sinus infection. Ugh! Anyways- I'm trying to work on not being stressed out so much and be more positive and not let stupid things get me down, which I think was my problem at the beginning of the month. I'm very hopeful about some things that I think are going to happen in the near future, but you'll hear about those in a different post!
Things I'm trying to work on
-I've been trying to take better pictures for my blog and Instagram. I think I'm doing okay, but I get excited when I have something to take a photo of!
-Trying to be happy with what I have, and not always want new things. I hope this doesn't make me sound bratty, but I always feel like there's new makeup, purses, and other things coming out that I always want. These are things I don't need so I'm going to try to remember that when there's something I want!
-Fitness. Sometimes that's a word I dread even saying. I've started and restarted a fitness journey so many times. I hope this one sticks!
How was your January? Did you have a good start to the year?