It’s not been a great start to the week. It’s rainy and horrible, everybody has had a difficult journey into work because of signal failure and people under trains (so it could actually be worse) and we all a bit jaded after the break and half of us are sick. It’s completely fair to say that no-one is feeling epic, I’m not.
However, it is Monday and I find some comfort in the predictability of the rubbish weather and bad moods. It’s January, this is what January is like. We have Christmas in December to power our trudge through the winter and into spring. I’m not alone in feeling less that stellar and I’m doing the things that need to be done and getting through the rest.
I don’t have much more of a plan for this week than get through it, go to work, read books, watch Sherlock, sleep and generally live as well as I can. I do want to work to avoid being miserable. It is a miserable time of year but all of the things I had to be grateful for in December, I still have to be grateful for in January. Home, family, friends, job. I also have other things just for January, I’m not flooded out of my home, it’s not -30C in London, the sun occasionally shines.
So this week, I’m going to work on being cheerful and optimistic, even though I’d rather be gloomy and grumpy!