Confession Time…

So here’s the thing …

I like setting goals.

I like new starts (mostly.)

I love seeing the end of December (because honestly, after you’ve survived it–as wonderful as much of it is–nothing is better than seeing it done.)

I do NOT like January.

There. I’ve said it. I’ve put it out there. January and I are in a rocky relationship, and frankly, we’re both pretty glad there are only two weeks remaining that we’re stuck together.

I’ve tried to sidle up and make friends with January. In fact, I used to get all wound up and excited about the freshness of a new year, the blank slate, etc, etc. But since I’ve had kids (which has coincidentally coincided with changes / progress in my career), maybe December has gotten so nuts that I’m too tired to enjoy January. In fact, I don’t quite reconcile to the whole new year until around late February or so, perhaps around about the time I have the energy to do so again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I’ve decided … I’m okay with that. Mostly. Kind of. Would I rather start the year with a burst of creative energy and let the happy bubble of writing and imagination-mojo carry me through one of the darkest months of the year? You bet! But, since it’s not happening this year at the very least, perhaps I should try and accept it and move forward anyway. Maybe January and I can be friends next year.

What about you? Do you start January with a battle-cry and burst of renewed energy? Is it one of your favorite months, or not? Love to hear from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

But, since I’m trying to follow through on the whole “actually working” part, I need to run and put some words on the page. Hope you’re doing the same. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading, happy writing out there, and see you next week.






2 responses to “Confession Time…”

  1. Helena Korin Avatar
    Helena Korin

    Hi Shelly! I’m totally with you in hating Januarys. I’ve never liked them. I think it’s because I get so tuckered out with Christmas, and preparing for Christmas – which I love! There’s just no energy left for dark, depressing January. I do look forward to the 21st of the month however. By then the days are getting longer and I know that we have survived another
    “January” ๐Ÿ™
    P.S. I’m trying to get back into my writing and it feels as slow as molasses in (you guessed it) January ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. S.C. Chalmers Avatar

      Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

      SO with you!! Hope your January improves (or at least you get through it) and all the best in starting back to writing. I’m doing the same myself. May the writing gods be with you. ๐Ÿ™‚