January Weeks 3 and 4 were a bit of a whirlwind: travelling to London, travelling to Aberdeen, and unwinding with a new video game. Before I get to that, you might have missed my previous January posts:
Week 1, where I was super happy about roller derby (I am ALWAYS super happy about roller derby) and food (ditto).
Week 2, where I was super happy about new ice cream, video games, and spin cycling.
Good Things that Happened
- Met up with the team in London. It was a really fantastic trip and it was so nice to see my colleagues in person, most for the first time in a year but some for the first time ever!
- Went to Aberdeen for Dave’s birthday, had sushi, and geeked out a lot about Dungeons & Dragons and our current TV show addiction: Critical Role, a D&D campaign starring a bunch of professional voice actors.
- We had our newbie intake day at roller derby! It went really well, the new folks are so inspiring. I picked up a bunch of new kit while in London, which won’t be delivered for a while, but I’m very excited to get it.
- Got a haircut and perma-dyed my hair for the first time. Made a few mistakes and learned from them!
- Kept up spinning class.
- Started playing Persona 5, which keeps the fun gameplay of the previous games but has a pretty ‘meh’ storyline so far. Lots of gross sexist tropes, it’s been pretty disappointingly written.
- Caught up with a ton of radioplays while travelling: the Good Omens BBC radioplay and the entirety of one of my old favourites, airline comedy show Cabin Pressure.
- Finished season 3 of the ever-funny Brooklyn 99. Netflix has just released season 4, perfect!
I got to hang out with the family a lot, and ticked off a 2018 goal of trying a hot chocolate at Inverness’s SoCoco.
Watched Dave try out 3D printing for the first time, with super-cute results.
And our dog was adorable, of course. It’s not a new year without a new dog photo, right? Right.
He’s actually been lying beside me while I type this post, rubbing his face with his paws, and it’s exactly as adorable as you might imagine.
Goals for February
I didn’t get the writing momentum in January that I wanted, so my focus for Febuary is: find my flow again. Get back into a writing routine, an exercise routine, and a productivity routine.
There’s going to be a few challenges in the way: the Roller Derby World Cup starts this Thursday, and I’m visiting lovely Dundee later in the month. But I’ll get through them!
The main thing holding me back at this point is fear: my current writing project is big, and very close to my heart, so the thought of saying goodbye to it is difficult. But I’m looking forward to ploughing on and getting past The Fear.
And hey, once I’ve done my wordcount for the day, I can dive headfirst into new video games. I can’t think of any better reward than that.
Onwards, to a Fearless February!