Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Sixth, Seventh, Eighth…

This week Linda has charged us with picking up the nearest readable thing to us and using the the sixth, seventh and eighth words on the first page as our prompt. So I found next to me the latest copy of Psychologies Magazine, and decided to skip the listed contents pages and start from the first proper page of prose – the editor’s letter. And the sixth, seventh and eighth words from the top of the page it gives me are ‘I love January’…

Hmmm… well, love may be a bit of a strong word, but January certainly has its benefits for me, the most important one being it’s no longer December. I struggle so hard with December, too many auspicious days full of expectation and fragile emotions and potential failure. My birthday comes first, right at the beginning of the month, then the anniversary of my overdose, then Christmas, then culminating in the crescendo of New Year and all it promises.

And then comes the joy of reaching January – what a relief. No resolutions for me, just a month of quiet contemplation and restful silence, time to catch my breath and relax again. A quiet new year with quiet new hope of spring growth pushing through after another long hard winter of the soul, and actually once I start looking at it that way – what’s not to love? ❤

Stream of Consciousness Saturday


6 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Sixth, Seventh, Eighth…

  1. Dan Antion January 13, 2018 / 11:45 am

    That’s a good way to think about January. I don’t think I could find a reason to love it. Maybd if it started slower, say on a Friday.

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  2. Relax... January 13, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Aw, Ruth… I didn’t know about the overdose. I’m so glad it failed. ❤ So very glad.

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  3. bikerchick57 January 13, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I’m glad you are finding peace in January. It’s a hard month when it comes to cold weather and less sunlight, but it’s an easy month because there are usually no demands or expectations after the holidays. Relax and have a good rest of the month.

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  4. J-Dub January 14, 2018 / 12:17 am

    January is a reprieve from December for many of us. The holidays are rough and getting rougher as I get older. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. LindaGHill January 14, 2018 / 3:36 am

    I’m with you, Ruth. December is filled with so much stress. Happy January to you! 😀

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  6. Eden January 14, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I have some similar reactions to the December-January shift, because of so many hard shifts in my life at the time. I hope you’re finding that peaceful spot where you can soon look toward tomorrow with a comfortably eager eye…

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