Hey guys! This is my first monthly wrap up (as well as my first pop-up post of 2022!). I’ve decided that it would be a good way to incorporate more of my life into Heidi Lane. I also thought it would be a good way of remembering things that happened so that if I decided to do a 2022 recap, I know what to write about (that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t do one for 2021). So let’s get started, shall we?
*In this section I plan to share a little bit of what happened in the last month.*
Not a lot happened in January. We started off the year on a pretty good note. Everyone was healthy and was having fun relaxing and getting ready to go back to school. I did a lot of bullet journaling during this time. After all, I not only needed to set up my normal monthly spreads, but also the ones I wanted to do for the new year/journal. That was definitely time consuming, but a lot of fun!
About a week into January, we went back to school. I don’t think there is anything worth noting about that. Mid-January it snowed a little bit! That was exciting, especially considering that we don’t get a lot of snow where I live. I’ll show you guys a few pictures in a moment.
After I had been at school for about one week, I got Covid. Thankfully I didn’t have a bad case. It just felt like a bad cold that wasn’t all that bad. I won’t go into too much detail about it, but that happened, so I thought it was worth mentioning.
Silas (my dog) also had his birthday this month. He is now *does some quick math* 9-years-old! To celebrate we went and got ice cream!
Overall, my January was pretty uneventful, but nice! I took about a week or so away from blogging which was nice after having done blogmas. I continued volunteering with my sister’s theater group and that has been fun. They are performing Peter Pan Jr. this year. And ya, that’s about it.
Oh! I just remembered something! When we got back from our trip on New Year’s Eve, our dog had paint on him (for those of you who don’t know, we are renovating our house). It wasn’t a lot, but it was funny and made it even harder to take him seriously. There was a little bit on his nose, on both ears, and his side. Thankfully it was white and not blue because blue would not have blended in as well. Oh Silas! Silly dog! 🤦♀️🤣
*In this section I plan to share some pictures I took from the previous month.*
*In this section I plan to share what books I read last month.*
At the beginning of this month, I read New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews. I found it to be a quick read and a cute teen romance.
I also read Lord of the Flies by William Golding for school. It wasn’t my favorite school read (mainly because I didn’t find the content all that interesting), but I thought it was cool how some characters connected to Christianity.
I started Flashback by Shannon Mesenger this month and I am a little over halfway done with it.
Blog of the Month
*Here I am planning to share a blog(s) that were started in the previous month or blogs that I enjoyed last month. Just because your blog isn’t mentioned doesn’t mean I am not enjoying your posts.*
Maggie @Maggie’s Doodles started another blog this month! It is called Letters of Stardust. “This is a creative approach to strengthening mental health, giving everyone a safe space to share their true feelings in whatever way they’d like to present them” (Maggie’s Doodles). You can anonymously submit a letter about whatever you want and know that you are sharing in a safe environment. You can learn more about Letters of Stardust here and here and anonymously submit a letter here. I would definitely go check it out!
Some of my favorite posts this month include (but are not limited to):
Shiny787 @Me Writes also started a new blog this month! It is called Deep Convo. On this blog, she shares some of her deep thoughts and different aspects of life. I would definitly go check it out as well!
My favorites from this month:
What You Wrote
*Here I plan to mention some of the posts on some creators sites that I enjoyed reading this past month in no particular order. I try to pick only one or two per blog, but sometimes there is more because y’alls posts are amazing and I can’t decide. Again, just because your blog isn’t mentioned here, does not mean that I am not enjoying your blog.*
Ainsley Beth shares her 2021 review + her goals for 2022
Evin shares 5 blogging hacks
Madeleine shares her school art pieces from last semester
Gelina shares about her cat in a poem
Willow shares pictures from her trip to Utah
Willow shares her vision board 2022
What I Wrote
*In this section I plan to link all of the posts I wrote in the previous month.*
*Here I plan to review my goals from the previous month.*
Run 16 Miles I ran about 6.5 miles. I need to step it up and run more consistently if I am going to meet my goal of 200 miles for the year! 😂
Post 5 Times I exceeded this goal and posted 8 times.
Plan February’s Posts Check! I have all but 3 scheduled.
Finish February’s Bullet Journal Spreads before February Begins I finished them about halfway through January.
Read Almost Every Day I’d say I read about half the month. So not really, but I read a good bit.
Do Devo most mornings That did not happen. That’s another big thing I am trying to work on.
*Here I plan to set new goals for this month.*
Go outside more
Take a selfie every day (I saw that Maggie did this and I thought it was a great idea, so I thought I would try it myself!)
Do devo most mornings
Try at least one new book genre
Read 3 books
Run 16 miles
(Did I just accidently paste the pedigree I made for biology in here instead of making the text bold? Yep! 🤣 I guess that’s what happens when you press Ctrl+P instead of Ctrl+B. 🤣🤦♀️)
Love Myself More
That was probably one of the longest posts I’ve done! It was a lot of links, but it was fun to put together!
What was your favorite part of your January? Thanks for reading!