Wow, January took a while, but on the other hand, I feel like it flew by!
I felt much, much better than December! December was one dark hole and I fell deep, but it was looking up in January. I think mainly because now there are steps being taken to improve my health. It’s not all just waiting anymore. And the steps are working, I’m feeling better!
This year, I also want to lose the weight I gained since I got sick and I made a good start in January. I read some, but I’d like to read more.
Let’s get to it!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
I wanted to read more by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after reading ‘Half of a Yellow Sun‘, so when I saw Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at my local book store while waiting for the bus, I knew I had to get it. The line was too long that day (I’d miss my bus), but I went back two days later to get it.
From other people
Reading With an Anxious Mind – I follow Hunter on Instagram and one day scrolled through his website where I stumbled upon this blog. I know what Hunter talks about when he mentions watching tv instead of reading when the anxiety gets too much—it’s exactly what I do. I’m trying to read through it more, and I think knowing somebody understands helps.
Book sales are up this year over last year, and physical books are thriving – I wish we had (more) indie bookstores here, instead of chains that all sell the same books! This is good news for my life-long secret dream of owning/managing a bookstore/coffee shop!
- I FINALLY started treatment. No more waiting, we’re actually taking action to make me better. Now I just need to get more appointments than once a month…
- Physical therapy went so well, that I graduated to going to the gym! My physical therapy has their own gym which I joined, so I can still easily ask questions and it’s a trusted environment. It’s not too busy either and there are no typical gym-bros (I spotted the first one last week). I’m gonna try to add a third gym session during the weekend starting in February because it just makes me feel so much better.
- I got a new phone! It’s so much faster than my last phone, the camera is much better, and I also have more than enough space for apps and pictures. Now I just have to get back into the swing of regularly posting to Instagram…
How was your month?