American author Karen Joy Fowler writes in her novel, Sarah Canary:
Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your most common month for madness.
I don’t like January either. It’s too drab and cold and long. February isn’t too bad, especially since it’s such a short month. And here in Cornwall, we’re lucky that spring happens early. Unless of course, global warming changes that too.
And just like that, Christmas is over. I’ve taken down all our Christmas decorations last Thursday when T went back to school. I usually find that a sad account. But since my Christmas vibe never came this year, I was happy to take them all down. I wanted to do it on the first day, but my husband said to wait a while longer.
The house looks bare of course, but I’m fine with that. It doesn’t affect me the way it did past years. Oh dear, what’s happening to me?
Do you do New Year’s resolutions? I used to do it when I was younger, especially in my teens and as a young adult. It’s been ages since I’ve done any but I still did them in my head. Ran a list of things I want to do this year and bad habits I want to to get rid of in the dead of the night like writing more, reading more, that sort of thing.
I have no big plans for this year, except hopefully write more creatively. I’ve always been a bit slow, I do little steps, hence the blog name. Some have thought that since I started this blog when T was barely two, it was going to be all about her. It was for a while, but this was supposed to be all about the little steps we take in life, now it’s mostly about our little life here in North Cornwall and I’m fine with that.
Here’s to more ramblings in 2018, I’m surprised people read this, but honestly, I’m grateful to all of you, especially since I’ve somehow managed to earn from this little blog of mine, to all the brands/PRs we’ve worked with a big thank you to all of you. Here’s to more collaborations!
And to all those who email asking for free links and exposure in the words of my seven-year-old – accompanied with the most exasperated tone a little one can muster “Really now?” Please be fair.
To the rest of you lovely folks, hope all your wishes and dreams are granted this year!
What about you?
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
Note: Photo above was taken last year in Dartmoor. While it’s been snowing in the rest of the UK, it never really snows here in Cornwall. I don’t think it even did up in Dartmoor this year.