Things I’m Looking Forward To In February

Things I’m Looking Forward To In February

Wow January was quite a month, wasn’t it? In general, I don’t think the first month of the year is ever that great. The sudden influx of damaging diet talk, seeing everyone stressed and miserable, as well as having to take extra care to make sure your mental health doesn’t plummet post-Christmas. Pair all this with a terrifying president, this first month of 2017 felt extra draining.

I have never felt more excited for a new month in my entire life. February is where 2017 begins as far as I’m concerned. January was a test month for what’s sure to be the year of resistance. We have a lot of work to do and here’s what YOU can do to help. I think with everything that’s going on, it’s important to take a break from time to time too. Like I said in my last post, there’s no reason you can’t post about a number of things. It felt like the world needed Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement to be honest. Seeing people on my timeline not terrified for a day was lovely, I personally can’t stop looking at photographs from her recent maternity shoot.

In personal news, I have a lot to look forward to this year. All of these things are what keep me going when times get tough. When world news gets overwhelming, I try remind myself of everything I want to achieve this year. I’d also like to mention that this is an incredibly privileged position to be in. Not everyone has the luxury of taking a break from everything that is going on. Here are some things I’m looking forward to this month especially…

Visiting Finland

This year, my boyfriend and I are celebrating our four year anniversary. We’re going away to celebrate it and I can hardly wait! Although we visited Rome last year, it feels like it’s been ages since we did a proper ‘romantic’ getaway. I think with anniversaries after the first year, life kind of gets in the way a bit. I don’t remember the last time we proper celebrated one so I’m quite excited we’re making an effort to do so this year. What better place to do this in a country I’ve never been to! I’m very excited to get away from everything for a couple of days.

Doing more things that scare me

This is a fun one and something I decided on New Year’s Eve. 2016 was a bit of a weird year for the two of us, so we had a quiet one indoors. It was lovely; we stayed in our jammies, ate our favourite foods and literally started the year with a bang. Our pillow talk consisted of reflecting about the year that just passed us and talking about what we want 2017 to be about. I don’t have a word of the year, but I decided I wanted to do more things that scare me. Things that I have let anxiety stop me from trying. I want to meet more people, see different places, try new creative outlets and finally take some pole fitness classes. Annoyingly, I can’t do any of these things until my surgery at the end of the month is out of the way but I’m excited nonetheless!

Starting a book

Following on from the above point, I’ve finally started to write a book. I have had multiple ideas in my head for such a long time but failed to start writing them. A combination of things have been holding me back: fear, uncertainty, and also procrastination. However, I’m thrilled to tell you that at the weekend I just sat down and wrote my first thousand words. Not a huge amount but I started and that’s what counts. I’m not sure if I’ll ever finish it, if it will be any good, or if it will even see the light of day, but at least I can say I’ve tried.

 

What are you looking forward to this month?

 

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5 Comments

  1. February 6, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK! I’ve been wanting to write a book for as long as I can remember and seeing so many people I admire doing it is making me want to take the plunge.
    Also, very jel about your trip to Finland, have an amazing time 🙂
    Jess – jessandjoshcook x

  2. February 6, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I hope you enjoy Finland. It’s nice to break away and celebrate a special time. Glad you’ve finally started your book, woohoo! I’m looking forward to my pain clinic app in the hope it helps and starting saving up to buy my ticket for AT10 in 2018 that go on sale soon yay!

  3. February 6, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    YES TO WRITING A BOOK! I’m finishing a screenplay this year (as it’s been sitting, half finished for the last four…) and I know what a giant commitment that is. Not just to the project, but to yourself. Hope you’ll do some posts more about your process. Here’s to a great February!

  4. February 8, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Ooh, Finland!! Very jealous – what a beautiful place to visit. And so nice that you are going to Finland to celebrate your 4 year anniversary – congrats, and enjoy! And yay for writing a book! That’s a massive deal, and it takes a lot of courage to make that first step. So well done – and good luck.

  5. February 20, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I’m reading this as comes the end of February, and I really hope it was a good month for you! Congrats on the book, and I would love to hear you writing about your experiences in doing those things that scare you.

    Kyia

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