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I don’t DO January very well

by Kay~Kacey on 1/11/2006

okay, confession time. I just don’t DO January very well. Ever. I try, honest. But the whole post holiday letdown (which I tell myself I should think of as peace and quiet). The whole rush of goal setting (which leads to long to do lists where I’m not motivated to anything on them). The endless series of gray days. Sigh.

And I don’t like to be cold. Ever. I’m a wuss that way. Don’t like driving on snow. I actually suck at it. (not that we’ve had snow this year).

The writing is going slower than I thought, because I’m avoiding the thinking part of writing. Figuring out what is wrong with a part of the story.

I always start out January with a bang. Motivated. Off to the races. Then. Sigh. I don’t do Januarys well. At. All.

The good thing is I know this passes every year.

I know, I know, quit whining and get back to work. :typing:

EDITED TO ADD: So what do you do to kick yourself out of the January blahs? (or don’t you get them, lucky you?)

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Teresa January 11, 2006 at 2:26 pm

Ya know, I don’t think most of us do January well. Even my dh is suffering from the blahs! Just got to make it through to Feb, when the days start getting noticeably longer and spring doesn’t seem quite so far off.

Rene January 11, 2006 at 2:39 pm

I don’t have the blahs. I actually feel pretty good in January. We have pretty good weather this time of year. February and March get yucky and that’s when my mood slips. I’m not getting as much done as I would like in the writing arena although I have done some. I have been working in my house and have completed some projects that I’d put off for years. I think it is because of how hectic my year is from October through Christmas, I feel somehow free in January.

Mary January 11, 2006 at 3:51 pm

I hate January too. What do I do to feel better? Drink wine.

Gina January 11, 2006 at 5:15 pm

I’m not a big January person either. My mind is on the holidays, and then my birthday is in mid-January as well, so I don’t usually kick into gear til that passes!

Michelle January 11, 2006 at 5:41 pm

My favorite month is June. I rock in June–so much productivity! January will be a motivational month for me if I can manage a contract…:love:

Teresa January 11, 2006 at 9:09 pm

I know what you mean. It’s that feeling of I know I should be doing something more but not sure what that more is. But I’m neck deep in the thinking part of my story at the moment. And I started over at the beginning.:neutral:

Kelly P. January 12, 2006 at 12:47 am

It’s not so much the January blahs for me, but I may not feel motivated to write on a story. I have to keep myself interested in my own writing because I have a short attention span. lol! So I throw a twist into the story that I will find exciting and see where it leads. :lol:

Danica January 12, 2006 at 2:58 am

I was starting to get those blahs, but I talked to my friend tonight about goals and she kicked my butt. :)

Kelly January 12, 2006 at 8:41 am

My post holiday funk usually starts about a week before the holidays. Before they even arrive I’m ready for them to be over. They just never seem to live up to the promised hype. By the time January rolls around, I’m ready to get back at it.

Sharon January 12, 2006 at 9:07 am

February is the month I could do without. Hunting season is still open in January. My birthday and my daughter’s birthday is in January close together so it’s always fun to celebrate those together. But by February, hunting season is over and it’s too cold to fish, so I impatiently wait for it to get warmer in March.

Melissa January 12, 2006 at 11:50 am

I never used to have a problem with January. But this year, it’s been different. I think it’s the weather – no snow and warm temps when we SHOULD be having LOTS of snow and cold temps. In a way, it’s nice not to have to freeze your tail off in the morning. But on the other hand, I like cold weather.

Emma Sinclair January 12, 2006 at 1:34 pm

I’m with you and the January blahs.

Maybe it’s because it starts out on such a promising note – a new year, you know. New goals, now…other stuff.

But by mid Jan I’ve got the blahs. Isn’t odd how I hate snow, too but I’m really feeling the lack of it this year.

Bring on February!

Larissa January 12, 2006 at 3:50 pm

I LOVE January! I adore the cold and the gray. I’m the exact opposite of people who suffer from sunlight depravation depression. The SUN makes me grumpy!:cursing:

I hope you get a boost soon!

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