life: month in review

January felt busy… in more ways than one. It also felt strained and hectic, but that’s a post in itself. Just breathe, I tell myself. I am a pessimist at the best of times, I just need to breathe.

Anyhow, looking back, I accomplished a lot of things, and that’s something to celebrate after all the badness that threatened to bring me down.

  • I celebrated my ninth anniversary and took a mini-break to join in my friend’s wedding.
  • There were dates, and lots of them. Just time to get away from the daily grind.
  • I cut my hair.
  • Finished 25 of the 31 days of Yoga Revolution (will make up the missing days this week, and complete day 31 tonight).
  • Balanced festive eating with paleo-ish eating, which was good.
  • Read a few books:
    • Air & Light & Time & Space by Helen Sword (on academic writing, pre-pub)
    • Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (Regency fantasy goodness)
    • Polish your Poise with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott (for the inspo)
    • Demon’s Curse by Alexa Egan (for the mystery, fantasy, sexiness)
  • And rewrote/revised/edited a total of 14,770 words as of this morning.

Here’s hoping for better days.

How was your January?

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Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

2 thoughts on “life: month in review”

  1. Yoga Revolution was amazing, wasn’t it? I missed a few days but managed to double up some days to end right on time yesterday. I saw such an improvement in strength and flexibility this month! I’m going to try circuit training alternating with yoga in Feb, but if that doesn’t work out – I don’t know how my fractured foot will react to weight lifting – I’ll just go back to daily yoga. It has been one of the best exercise experiences of my life!

    1. I felt really strong after this one. Yoga Camp and 30 Days gave me a workout feel, but this one made me feel like my body was changing. I’m finishing up the days I missed and thinking of following the planner that Adriene includes in her monthly letters. I haven’t walked much this winter because it’s so dark out and I just don’t feel that safe, but I’m looking forward to mixing it up when the evenings get shorter. I tried running a couple of months ago and my knees just weren’t having it, so walking it is.
      Good luck with your foot! Better keep it light than risk it, I say.

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