Just a January Thing

bakerspice3Honestly, I have no idea what happened. I started off the week on a positive, focused note, only to have all that energy slither into a January hole. This is nothing new; every year it’s the same thing. Sometimes I wish we had it like the Aussies with the New Year occuring in high summer. That way I’d already be energetic, all the better to proceed with fresh goals and perspectives.

I managed some revision work, but only because I forced myself out of the house and into a cafe without WiFi (key!). Even then, I found myself staring at people, out the window, into my vegan soup. I jotted revision notes on Post-Its — that is, ideas for the next revision cycle — and this wore me out.

I managed to put away two baskets of laundry that have been sitting around since December. And I found a spot to store a Christmas present that I’ll never use; it had been gathering dust next to the couch. And I finally bought lightbulbs for both bathroom vanities, which take four each, and which were down to only one working bulb each.

bakerspice21I spent a whole day figuring out how to access a thing called the “source depot,” which is where I’ll get and retrieve work materials for my day-job projects. It’s a telecommuting thing. Who knew I’d have to download a new program, update my computer with Microsoft Updates, get credentialed, set up a extranet portal account and enable it, install a depot client, create a PPTP  connection, and, figure out the correct port name to connect to the correct database.

Did you understand any of that? I didn’t.

Many potential blog posts popped into my head, found little nourishment, and slithered away again.

Believe it or not, I don’t consider myself a moody person. It’s just January.

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7 thoughts on “Just a January Thing

  1. I could have written this post! I am clearly having the January blues too: starting the week all gung-ho and by Friday have eaten too much chocolate to care. The good news is that February is not too far off.

    Take care, and feel better soon.

  2. Well, I’m no help. The pervading grey (sky, ground, office walls at work) is getting to me. I don’t have a lot to say. I haven’t taken many pictures nor written many words (except for $$$ and the piece was vapid and shallow) in days. I don’t know what I want to do but I do know what I don’t want to do.
    So, I’ll share coffee with you and keep my mouth shut and wait for this to pass.
    The sun is out today, though, and I’m filling the house with music.

  3. Hi Charlotte and Oh. It’s good to know that others slump in January too. That it’s practically normal, in fact. In other words, there’s no need to call myself names or get mad at myself — others (dare I say millions of others?) experience mental hibernation in winter too. No big deal!

    (However, I ought to think about flying south for a few weeks next January…)

  4. I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last three days in the sunshine, and it certainly revitalizes the spirit. My mind has been abuzz with “writey” thoughts…just not time to set them down! Let’s hope they stick in place until I get home tomorrow!

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