It’s time to recap my first month of 2015 and move into February. More so than any other month, January brings out the best and worst in me. I love that it represents a clean slate for the year ahead while also offering a chance to step back and appreciate all that’s been over the past twelve months. Resolutions and reflections characterize the start of the new year. On the other hand, surviving the first month after the holiday season is not unlike coming down from a Cadbury-induced sugar high. Your mind is resisting the transition back to normalcy and fighting to stay in the fun zone while your body is depleted of all energy and dragging to keep up with the pace of life.
Despite the conflicting feelings, January was far from a write-off. My favorite thing about these recaps is forcing myself to focus on the positives, lest I forget how lucky I am to have this experience.
It was a very musical month which included not one but TWO musicals. I have been wanting to see “Matilda” since I moved here and it lived up to the hype. Following the genius of Roald Dahl was a purrfect night out at “Cats”. I have to say, it’s how I imagine a drug trip would be with lots of lights, colors, crazy cats dancing around in costume, and loud music. Not my taste, but so glad I finally saw it and the theatre was absolutely packed so I might be the only critic.
Canterbury Day Trip
I visited Canterbury with my lovely friend Jessie for the day. It inspired me to take more day trips on the weekends I stay in London to explore England to the fullest. Details here.
Weekend Escape to South of Spain
Ever since studying abroad in Granada in 2005 I’ve wanted to return. Last weekend I finally had my chance and fell in love with this beautiful little town all over again. I have so many photos and travel tips to share because I think everyone should include Granada in their future travel plans. #biased
Mission: Travel Everywhere
January was a month of trip planning. I have my end date for London Life set now as July 2015 so between now and then I want to see it all. Some trips are already in the works, but I would love your input on towns to see in England and Wales beyond the usual tourist destinations. European destinations on the top of my list include more of Germany, Switzerland, and Iceland. So much to see, so little time.
Have a great February, everyone!
Psst. If you’re nosy like me perhaps you’re curious about past month’s recaps. You can find them here.