Seriously, January: are you STILL here?
Is it just me, or has this been the longest month ever? It’s been one of the hardest, too, and I’m not gonna lie: I’ve been stuggling a bit (OK, a lot) – not just with the weather, and the general feeling of gloom, but with … well, everything, really. I know: I’m a regular ray of sunshine over here, aren’t I?
Anyway, rather than dwelling on all that stuff, today I thought I’d take the advice of all of the relentlessly perky people I’m always coming across on the internet, and focus on the GOOD stuff instead of the Very Very Bad Stuff. So here are some reasons to be happy, even if you don’t necessarily feel like it…
01. The days are getting lighter.
It’s happening veeeerrrrryyy slowly, I know, but it’s still light out (just) at 4pm now, and soon it’ll be lighter still. That has to count for something, right?
02. Pretty Little Liars is back on TV.
And they’re all much better dressed than they used to be, so there are some pretty little outfits to admire, too. No, I can’t believe I said it either.
03. The winter sales are almost over…
… which means that rather than looking at the same old stuff every day, we’ll have lots of new clothes to look at. LOOK at, I said. Not buy. I mean, if YOU want to buy it all, that’s up to you, obviously: I’ll just sit virtuously over here and watch you. Well, maybe just ONE thing wouldn’t hurt…
04. It’s almost Valentine’s day
Valentine’s Day doesn’t actually make me happy you understand: it’s the fact that, once it’s over, I’ll stop getting emails asking me if I’m “working on any Valentine’s day content” that makes me happy. If I can have just a very short break between the end of the Valentine’s emails and the start of the “Are you working on any Mother’s Day content?” emails, that would be AWESOME.
05. This dress exists
I’m not actually going to BUY it, because that would fly in the face of my stated intention to only buy “sensible” clothes from now on, but just knowing it exists in the world is a comfort, don’t you think? Ditto these shoes. (OK, I did almost buy this one. Understandable under the circumstances though, no?)
06. We’re almost as far away from NEXT winter as it’s possible to be.
There’s still a long time to go until people start going, “Only X days until Christmas!” Or, at least, I hope so, anyway.
I HAD intended this list to be a whole lot longer (Because, seriously, who writes ‘Top 6’ lists? WHO?), but it looks like I’ve completely exhausted my “positivity” reserves already, so I’m going to need some help here. What’s making YOU happy today?