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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Dear February.


The last few days of January brought with them a hint of melancholy. Whether it's the unrelenting cold, thoughts of work making my mind fuzzy with confusion and interest at the same time, or the little bubble I've been in as I holed myself away in my office not seeing a soul for hours on end, I'm not sure. I know it's likely to be a combination of all three. I'm a true introvert but sometimes perhaps a little too much so.

February I hope you will be the month of many interesting conversations, of a little less snow, of more pyjama days, and of fewer telephone calls from the Conservative Party attempting to persuade me to vote for them this year. They're very persistent, I'll give them that.

Note to self: be kind to yourself. It's okay to take two bubble baths in one day if your mind is foggy and your shoulders are tense, it was okay to unfollow an instagram account because you can be happy for them and have to look out for your heart at the same time so don't think about it so much anymore, it's okay to have that extra biscuit with your cup of tea sometimes, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed as long as you remember to break things down into smaller pieces.

Let's do this February. You're going to be good, I can feel it.
We'll look out for each other, okay?

xoxo

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31 comments:

  1. I feel like this describes my head space exactly as well. I am stressed about Uni that I need to stop and breathe, otherwise I'll run out of air. However, we can definitely do this! Self care is an essential form of care for us humans xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  2. Having two bubble baths is always ok :)

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  3. Here's to a wonderful February for you, lovely. Hope it brings you many bubbles baths, delicious tea and lots of Sunday morning sleep ins x
    Angelina | The Peony Diaries

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  4. Only one more month of winter for you Jennie! Take care of yourself :)

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  5. Sending you a hug and hope you have a great February... And yes, two bubble baths in one day is totally okay ;)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  6. What a beautiful picture and post. Taking care of yourself seems extra important in the winter when everything can seem cold and harsh and overwhelming.

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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  7. You always make so much sense Jennie. So many people can relate to you and your feelings. I'm going to be kinder to myself this month!

    Tara x

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  8. I've been feeling a little low towards the end of the month too, thinking it's a sign that we're all definitely ready for spring! Hope you're doing well Jennie, I always feel like I know you well when I read your posts (without sounding tooooo strange...) xx

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  9. What you said about the baths and the instagram...that is my life right now. I totally get it. xx

    The Persephone Complex

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  10. I hope February is a brilliant month for you, having an extra biscuit or two biscuits in one day is definitely okay. xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  11. I hope February goes very well for you, and yes, a little less snow would be good! It's treacherous underfoot, especially when you live on a hill! xxx

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  12. I hope February is kind to you, Jennie.

    I'm trying to remember to take little steps to not feel so overwhelmed as well - sometimes New Year enthusiasm can be swallowed up by anxious thoughts of not trying hard enough or achieving enough, but if we're doing our own personal best, then that's more than enough.

    x

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  13. Two bubble baths in one day is totally acceptable! I hope you have a wonderful February! xx

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  14. I feel like I write this on every one of your monthly posts Jennie but I really love them - they're so insightful. And I agree with the commenter above that I always feel I know you well! :) xx

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  15. Less snow and more PJ days would just be perfection. And maybe just hibernate till March!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  16. What a stunning image! January seemed like such a long month, but your post made me think about how we can never be truly kind to other people, if we don't start with being kind to ourselves. Happy February, Jennie.

    Emilia
    www.emilialeigh.com

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  17. I am totally relating to your post!! Summer, come faster!

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  18. The image look awesome, I'm excited for February and hope it will be a good month! x


    Blueberry cheesecake ice cream recipe

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  19. I love the idea of writing a letter to each month - I think all your hopes are perfect ones.

    Rae | love from berlin

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  20. I would love two bubble baths a day! :) xx

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this post. I hope you have a lovely February! Xx

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  22. More pyjama days are always good ;). February will be awesome indeed ;)

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  23. January literally lasted for like 5 minutes haha :)

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  24. Omg yes to two bubble baths a day! Thank god Jan is over. Hopefully this is the last month of really awful awful weather...
    Sarah-jane xo // www.vmgirl.me

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  25. I relate to this post so much. In fact I just relate to you ever so much.
    But here's to having fabulous February! :)
    Lou Barker xo

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  26. I hope you have a lovely February, dear. Hopefully by the end of it, we'll be moving into spring! xx

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  27. Hey, you. January is aways full of a certain element of melancholy, but February promises to bring so much more. I'm glad you mentioned the issue of two baths in one day, because quite frankly truly thought I was the only person who did this! x x x

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  28. Having two bubble baths in one day is definitely ok! x

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  29. Good grief- I am very sure even if they called me every hour it still woudln't send me mad enough to vote tory. Bless 'em, so persistent.

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  30. The end of January sucked for me too... I definitely have the winter blues! Let's make February great :)

    Chrissy x

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  31. I love these posts so much! So far February and January have been a bit rough for me so I'm really hoping the rest of the year picks up a bit. Trying to think of stuff to make February even better!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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