Here we are back on our regular scheduled programming for my Month in Film posts! January felt like the longest month ever, as it usually does. It’s always such a weird month because, on the one hand, the start of the start of the new year always invigorates me and gets my creative juices flowing again. However, on the other hand, January can also be a pretty dreary time of year because the holidays are over, and the novelty of winter can begin to drag and wear on you. Despite the fact that I am excited that January is over, the overall slower pace of last month did give me a lot more time to recharge and to thing of content ideas and just generally make me feel more introspective and creative. Before we know it, spring will be here so I’m trying to make the most of all of the wintery things I won’t be able to do later on this year.
I’m back with another catch up film post! As I mentioned in my last film post, I fell a tad behind during the last quarter of the year with my month in film posts, but after this post I will officially be caught up and the month-to-month posts will resume starting with my January month in film which I will have for you all in about a week’s time! November and December were probably the busiest months of my year, as work is always especially busy during that period. Despite the busyness, however, I was able to really hone in my ability to feel recharged on my days off, which is a huge feat for me considering I spent the majority of 2018 feeling burnt out and depleted. I largely credit this to taking long walks, generally being more active, and spending less time in front of screens (although this is still definitely a work in progress). As you will probably notice, most of these photos are direct results from those long walks.
First off, I apologize for this post being so delayed. I was so on track with my months in film so it’s a tad disappointing that I have fallen behind, but as of now I think I’m back on track and by February we should be back with our regularly scheduled programming for these posts. The reason why this post is so delayed is two-fold: part of this tardiness is down to the fact that during the last few months there hasn’t been much to document because I’ve been so busy with work and just trying to switch off when I do have time off, the other part of this is down to my camera having an odd issue with the lens cover on my Olympus Mju-ii, which makes me not want to carry it around with me all the time like I used to, and therefore have had less opportunities to take random shots in my day-to-day life. With all that said, September and October were two somewhat difficult months, but Brad and I made some nice weekend getaways which really helped to properly switch off and recharge.
What a month August was! Between settling in to our apartment fully, Outside Lands, and work, it felt like this month went by in the blink of an eye, but I’m honestly so excited for September. So much of this month was taken up by work, however there were so many moments of seriously relaxation in between. Because our apartment is finally all settled for the most part, Brad and I didn’t have to spend any of our free time this month building furniture or unpacking boxes, which was so nice. We’ve really gotten to know our neighborhood even more and have developed more of a routine, which, for someone who is a major creature of habit, has been exceedingly comforting! As great as this last month was, I am completely ready to fully move into autumn, as I feel like I am always a unmotivated and distracted during the summertime and I’m so ready to work on this blog even more in the coming months!
What a month July was! I feel like throughout the whole month I never stopped moving; imagine the energizer bunny and multiply that by ten. While it was an absolutely insane month both on a personal and a professional level, everything that happened was incredibly positive. One of the main things that made July so crazy was moving into our new apartment! The whole process has been overwhelming in a way I didn't expect it to be, but as of a couple of weeks ago, we're really starting to feel settled in our new place, and I honestly could not be happier with our apartment. Luckily, I had a lot of weekends off in July to spend time with family and friends, and thoroughly enjoy summertime (even though I'm not much of a summer person).