Believe that good things are about to happen

January is an odd time of year.

It’s cold.

It’s grey.

Many of us are saving money after the Christmas rush, or eating more simply after the Christmas goodie-fest.

We tend to see less of our favourite folk after the cosy conviviality of December.

Like all parts of the year, it’s a season, a stage, a moment….but it can make everything feel a little gloomy.

So at this time of year I always like to look forward to good things, to new things, to fun things.  I like to plan little excitements, whether it’s a film, or a coffee date, or just curling up with someone you love to watch a favourite show (M and I are tearing through Parks and Recreation at the moment.  How have I not seen this show before?).

I also like to activate my inner optimist in these trying & grey January days.  Even in the dark spots, there’s always a little glimmer of light and hope in my nature, telling me to believe that good things are about to happen.

Today I’m thankful for that little glimmer, and for choosing to believe and look forward and treasure the sunny days ahead, rather than feeling glum.  I’m also thankful for this season, and the chance it offers for reflection and introspection – always important to have a good think!

How’s your January going?

Are there any things you’re especially looking forward to?

Are there any good things you’re hoping to make happen?

Have a great Monday you gorgeous things!


  1. Leanne - Broke in the big Smoke
    18th January 2016 / 10:34 am

    I love January, I'm definitely a new year fresh slate kinda person and I've never been more organised! Hopefully it continues x

    • Claire
      19th January 2016 / 10:45 am

      Glad to hear it! I do love the 'new beginning' aspect of this time of year.

  2. Elephant's Child
    18th January 2016 / 9:25 pm

    On this side of the world January is hot. And bright. The money issues and the food issues are the same though.

    • Claire
      19th January 2016 / 10:45 am

      I hope summer is treating you well! Thanks for popping over.

  3. Emma Julia
    18th January 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Good things ARE gonna happen *ahem* cocktails *ahem*

    • Claire
      19th January 2016 / 10:46 am

      Oh heck yes! Drop me an email and let's get this in the diary 🙂

  4. charlienin
    19th January 2016 / 8:09 pm


  5. Christielli
    20th January 2016 / 12:02 am

    Ugh, January is especially bad here because we get Canadian winter which is way more deadly than your little season over there. 😉 And on top of that it's crunch time at work where I'm finishing up courses, writing final exams, getting all of the marking done, and on top of that preparing for a new semester. It's hard to remember there's a light at the end of this dark tunnel but thanks for reminding me!

  6. Lucie Wang
    26th January 2016 / 4:03 am

    I have to admit, last week I had a serious case of the January Mehs. In theory, I love winter. It always used to be my favourite time of year when I was a teenager, because (don't judge me!) I would be going back to school after the holidays, and also it meant that school trips included skiing with my friends. Since moving to Scotland though, the distinct lack of snow has gotten me down. So usually by mid-month I start getting grumpy and bored. This year I decided rather than wallow in it, I would actually make some plans and get out of the city for a bit, so that glimmer of hope is the excitement of getting to see friends from out of town I haven't seen in YEARS, or friends I've not yet met IRL. It's helping a helluva lot! xxx

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