Looking Back: January


A few years ago, I used to do weekly round ups, which were quite the thing at the time I’ll have you know. Now, I think I’m going to move them over to a more monthly format and (try) to remember what I’ve done. I say try, my memory is like a sieve.

January is truly a nothing month. I’ve spent most of the month in lounge wear waiting for shifts or teaching to start back up again. I’m back into the swing of both now, and luckily I don’t have any marking for a few weeks. Seriously, marking students work takes it out of you. I feel exhausted after reading two scripts. When you have a big pile, that’s not really the way you want to be going. But, I have done some fun things and spent a lot of time with pals.

I persuaded Dan to watch Making a Murder and I know everyone has said this but if you haven’t watched it, its an absolute must. I was hooked from episode 1. It did drop my attention around episode 6, it gets very court heavy, but I still adored it all. The two producers did an incredible job at making the case fascinating, and I’m wondering what will happen to Steven in the future. In similar news, I think it’s Adnan Syed’s (Serial Season 1) new trial this coming month, so I’ll be carefully watching those developments.

We lost Alan Rickman this month, still upset.

Mood this month has not been too good. I’ve been bored because there’s been no shifts at work. Boredom leads to lethargy which leads to feeling down. I’ve been pushing myself to leave the house once a day and I can tell you it does wonders. I’ve felt stir crazy at times, considering my previous job I worked like a mad woman. Now taking a back seat makes me feel strange. I’ve applied for more jobs which make me feel a lot better, and like the semi-productive adult I am (not).

I also want to set myself some mini-goals for February:
        * Leave the flat at least once a day
        * Schedule some tweets – I’m so lazy
        * Get over your insta-phobia (post incoming)
        * Yoga twice a week and keep up eating better

So guys, tell me about your January. Also, what are you looking forward to in February?

chloe witty

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