Can you believe we're half way through January already? We're almost at the point where it's too late to wish people a happy new year.
I love January.
January means summer.
January means spending quality time with my children.
January means late nights and late mornings because there's no school.
January means champagne, eating out, regular visits to the coast and little trips around NSW.
January also means it's my boy's birthday - he turns 13 today - where we get to dote on this lad who brings so much light into our lives.
|Happy birthday to my boy - he has the world at his feet|
This year January has had many challenges. Little challenges like the dishwasher breaking down and Netflix having a temporary conniption, and big challenges like the death of a friend's father, a mate's heat attack and of course the paralysis of our fur friend*.
January is pushing me out of my comfort zone considerably this year with the impending launch of my children's magazine (I wake up each day feeling slightly more panicked as the deadline approaches) and my new position on the executive of our local football club.
January is bringing me new experiences with yesterday's trip to see Aladdin** and last week's wander around Bundanoon.
For me, January is quite ambitious and serious this year. It's not as laid back as it would normally be and it seems to have thrown a few curve balls,
As with any new beginning, January is giving us hope, promise and wonder with a decent dose of challenge and fear.
January is a great month to set goals, create lists, pursue dreams and confront challenges. It's the month we get a blank notebook in which to write the story for our year.
January is the gateway to a year of Lovin' Life.
What does January mean to you?
Who's being pushed out of their comfort zone this year?
Got any great day trips planned?
* Alfie is making small improvements each day. He still can't move his back legs but he's getting stronger and there is light at the end of his doggy tunnel.
** Come back tomorrow to read my Aladdin review.
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