Monday 2nd January, 9pm. Chris and I are eating burgers, dinosaur blanket has been confiscated (I can’t remember M’s offence) and the house is still in disarray after a festive week of family, friends and fun times. And it’s back to work tomorrow!
I can feel the darkness creeping in, and it’s more than that Sunday feeling on a Monday after a week+ off… It can’t be the January blues, because I’m happy that it’s January- it’s C’s birthday month, and the start of a fresh year….the slate is wiped clean for 2017.
But that’s just it. The clean slate isn’t quite clean, it’s cloudy. Like the kids chalkboard that rains colourful mist on our floor. It’s 2017, but the kids are still squabbling, I’m still eating unhealthily too late at night and we’re not on track to get to bed earlier than our usual midnight.
Naturally, two days into a new year I had expected everything would fall into place and life would move in perfect harmony. Because that makes a lot of sense.
January is really an adult’s license to pause, take stock and re-set but where you go from there is of your own volition. Are you motivated to ‘move and use’ for good, or do you despair when life swiftly reminds you it’s perfectly imperfect?
So with this little epiphany in mind, I let the sun back in. And it feels good.
Today I deleted my yahoo email account, which I’ve used to collect junk mail in for the last five years. Shut it down, took it off my phone. I’m down to three email account on my phone now. Empowerment.
2017, I’m ready for you. Let’s make it a fantastic year.