January went by in a haze of brokeness, post-Christmas blues and feeling a fat lump because I ate too much. Doesn’t the winter make you want to hibernate and do nothing else? The way London is moving these days, as well, I actually can’t deal and I need a sun holiday ASAP. (Does anyone want to buy me a ticket? Anyone?)

Did anyone feel like January is always the longest? “What day is it?” “January 74th.” Wheeew. Despite the longness of January, let’s move onto some of my favourites of the month!

Notebook Therapy

I love stationery. I have tons of notebooks, coloured pens, pencils, coloured pencils, everything and I must admit it is a bit ridiculous but I can’t get enough. I don’t remember how I found out about Notebook Therapy but their site had me wanting to buy everything on it. 

In the end, I settled for their star sign collection and now I’m practising bullet journaling. Don’t ask me how long this phase will last (I’ll be the first to admit that I get hyped about things and then I get too tired) but I hope it actually works out. I tried out weekly spreads but realised monthly spreads are better for me. I’ll be using in conjunction with my Trigg planner, so I feel extra organised.

Trigg Planner

Speaking of Trigg planner, I am absolutely loving mine. I did mention before that it was a bit daunting because there’s so much in there, but now that I’m in the flow I can’t get enough! I just love that it’s split into sections that really allow you to focus on what you want to focus on and each month has different intentions. So, January’s intention was ”, and my planner really helped me to hone in on that.

eBooks

Tara was kind enough to share with me her library of eBooks, so I’ve been having fun delving in there and trying to reach my book target for this year! I started reading Animorphs, and I’m also rereading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I have an eReader, but I haven’t used it in ages. I don’t even know where it is, to be honest, but I have the Kindle app on my phone, so I can read on my journeys to work.

Say Your Mind Podcast

Say Your Mind, unofficially known as Suck Your Mum, is a podcast by the amazing Kelechi Okafor. She gives her unique take on current events and it is giving me life. I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but this one has me looking forward to tuning in on Mondays. I must say, though, that listening to this on the bus is HARD because most times I want to start jumping up and hollering or cackle like a mad woman because Kelechi is so funny and relatable.  

My wig gets snatched every time I listen to a new episode. Kelechi is witty, insightful and just a baby girl. I love this podcast because it is unfiltered and people need to be slapped with the truth, let’s face it. She gives me so much Monday motivation and I love that she reads out tarot cards on her show, too. When she explains the meaning behind the card that she’s pulled I am genuinely like: 

Korean Dramas

This was inevitably going to be on this list because if you follow me on Twitter then YOU SHOULD KNOW ALREADY. January dramas included:

  • Goblin
  • I Am Not A Robot
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  • Cheese In The Trap (still watching)
  • A Korean Odyssey (still watching)

I won’t go into too much otherwise this post will go from 0 – ­čĺ» real quick and let’s face it I’m sure the majority of you won’t stick around for that. But to boil it down, I’ve basically been in my feelings the whole of January. There’s nothing like coming home, eating dinner and then throwing on my onesie on and snuggling in with a drama. NOTHING LIKE IT.

What are some of your January favourites? 

Dear 2014,

I’m probably a bit late with this letter, as we are now obviously in 2015, but I thought I’d┬ájust write you one anyway.

We started off the year on a high, and successfully completed Blog Everyday In February. All was going great – fecking peachy, in fact. We finally wrote that post we wanted to for AGES about religion and felt a big weight come off our chest.

The importance of not giving a fuck was rife in 2014, and it served us well. Of course, you and I sometimes didn’t see eye to eye. It was to be expected. Despite a few hiccups toward the end of the year, we were given so many new opportunities – thanks to this blog.

The best thing was that we ended 2014 on a high. Here’s to us! At least we made it to 2015.

I prefer calling them goals rather than New Year’s resolutions, but here are few things I’m aiming to do this year:

#1 Go to the gym more

Last year I was actually a pretty avid gym go-er, but this was before I went on holiday to Barcelona, so you can see why. I went a couple of times toward the end of the year, but I actually want to get back to the gym and start looking after my body more.

#2 Eat clean

I’ve had this bikini body guide for a while now, but I have yet to start it. It has a pretty good sample menu for a weeks eating, and it actually looks delicious. As a person who loves their food, I’m a bit nervous about changing my diet. Of course it’s all about moderation, so I’m sure I got this.

I really want to start making smoothies and green juices again. I kind of miss them.

#3 Travelling

I mentioned in my previous post that I have some big travelling plans this year. The ball should get rolling next week, hopefully. Pretty exciting stuff.

#4 Get organised

I’d like to think I’m a pretty organised person, but as of late I’m a bit all over the place. I need to just sit down and starting planning for everything. I mean EVERYTHING.

What are some of your goals for 2015?