I survived the January Funk. Only to get hit by freaking February.
Two years ago, Katie did something called Fab Feb. As in, February can be stressful and cold and first tests are hitting and let's just be honest, it's not the most fun month of the year. But we decided two years ago that February was not going to be freaking february, and two years later, it still isn't. Yeah, yeah, I know this is cheesy and when it's raining and you're not ready for tomorrow's econ test, it's hard to say that this is so fabulous.
This might be the most stressful month ever for me yet in college, with the combination of upper level major classes, internship hunts, and a giant campaign resting on my shoulders. There's been so much stress I've literally developed a twitch in my left eye - it's really cute.
I should be dreading February and welcoming it with kicks and screams, but instead, I'm gonna wave it on it with a big ol' smile and cup of coffee. There's no month more pink or full of glitter and other pretty sparkly things. Making this month about fun instead of drudge doesn't mean you have to cut off all your hair or do anything else drastic. It just means give yourself a little extra love - wake up five minutes earlier so you can drink a cup of coffee in the quiet before everyone else is up, write in pink pen, read a chapter in that new book you've had sitting on your nightstand for three months. Find something small and fabulous about every day.
A few ways for me?
Wake up earlier and run before class in the mornings - nothing gets my day kicked off the right way quite like it. Make cookies because baking settles my head when everything else seems incredibly complicated. Write out a list of everything I need to do and come up with a plan of attack. When there's a list - life's under control.
I'm going Fab Feb for '13 because college is too short, months are too short and after this? Time goes double-fast from March forward.
And I'm really not ready for that.