January … I didn’t think I understood why everyone kept saying it was the month that never ended, until now.
January seems like a month of trying. Everyone is working hard to reach their goals. Everyone is trying to stay on track with their resolutions. Everyone is cramming the “New Year New Me” into their already busy lifestyle. Why?
I’ve never been the type of person to make resolutions. I believe in bettering myself everyday and always trying to reach goals that I deem fit for my life and my families. I think that waiting for a single day out of 365 days to better yourself just seems like a waste of all of the other fully capable days, weeks or months of the year.
I was sitting in line at the supermarket a few days into December. I remember looking through my wallet like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find my debit card. Luckily I found it in my back pocket but still… anyways, as I’m rummaging through my millions of rewards member cards I overheard a woman on the phone. I can only assume that the person was asking what she bought at the grocery store because her response was, ” I think I bought one too many snacks but that’s okay because come January 1st I’ll be buying only fruits”. As she chuckled I thought to myself, yikes.
I couldn’t imagine neglecting the health of myself or my family just because it wasn’t a New Year. Trust me, I checked her cart it was overloaded with sweets and cavity culprits. It seemed so crazy to me that instead of deciding today is the day I will start living a healthier life she was going to wait almost an entire month.
So my question I guess is why do people wait that extra however many days or weeks or even months to do better or feel better. I just cannot with the whole new year me me thing.
So any-who, the month of January for so many people may be longer in that nature but for me I would say it seemed long for other reasons.
January has been a never ending whirlwind of longer work days, sleepless nights, doctors offices galore, fevers, coughs and fantasizing about warmer days! I’m not one for cold and this winter has been cold. Since the break of the season our family has been hit with every bug, flu and virus known. Facing obstacles has been the theme of January and boy am I just happy February is here.
February, the month of heart shaped chocolates, fresh flowers and love! After a tough month on everyone it seems I think February is just what the doctor ordered.
January left me no time to do one thing that I enjoy, connect with all of you. It’s too bad I didn’t make it my resolution (as I laugh). We can plan and prepare as much as we want but the thing everyone forgets, we can plan all we want and life will have its own plan.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Be the best you can be everyday of the year. Set new goals for yourself whenever you can. Don’t wait for the longest month of the year to add more stress to your life. Treat everyday like the first of the year if you must!
Happy February folks.❤️