Tuesday 23 January 2018

The January blues

Anybody else having the January blues right now?
I have them big time. January is my least favourite month of the year, and I have now reached the point where I feel like I can't stand it any longer. I know it's only one more week, but ahhhhhh!!!
January, I hate you, please go away right NOW!

This month, I've cried 4 times already (1. Lyme-Disease-related, 2. hormone/depression-related, 3. weather-related, 4. dog-related), and there might be more coming.
I also slipped and fell on the sheet of ice that's covering our entire fricking town, resulting in a very ouchy-arm for me, and many broken limbs for the less fortunate. Which also translates into many more middle-of-the-night callbacks than usual for me, which means: not enough sleep=grumpy Miriam. 
Yeah, I can't wait for this f&$%# month to be over.

But, in the meantime, I'm trying to find joy every day, because I chose 'Joy' as my word of the year, and inconveniently, I take this shit kinda seriously.    

Fortunately, I have great role models handily available!
Like my dogs, who simply refuse to ever be in a bad mood:

Or our guinea pigs, who're living their best lives every single day:

Amidst the grey days, we had one of brilliant sunshine yesterday, and thankfully, the corgi dragged my lazy ass out there to enjoy it. 
Not only was it a real treat to get some exercise that had nothing to do with chores (hallelujah!), but I also managed to snap a few photos along the way:

I looooove where we live. 

While the current situation may be very blah and drab, there is something ridiculously amazing on the horizon: the realization of a dream I've had for over 20 years

I mean - aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We're entering the final stage of my book project, which is printing - which means, my baby will soon be released into the world!
Since it's not only my first book, but also my personal story, I'm equally excited and terrified by this prospect. 

But until the birth (excuse the comparison, but that's what I imagine birth feels like) of my baby (=book)  actually arrives, I try to enjoy every day as it comes. Even with all the ice and slipperiness and greyness.  

I hope you can find some joy in every day too!

Spring will be here soon. 

xoxo Miriam



  1. Love the bio! Your baby will be here soon! So exciting!

  2. Oh, I'm sorry you're having the blues :( February is my bad month because it's so close to spring I can taste it, but still so far away! Argh! Well, just hang in there. You have lots of good stuff to look forward to!

    1. Ugh, I'm sorry that your bad month is coming up ☹
      We'll get through this, spring is on it's way! ☘🌸🌼🌿


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