The MOD’s Blog talks January Blues

Firstly, happy new year to all my followers and by followers I mean people who support my blog online and not actual stalker folk. I hope you all had as good a Christmas and New Years as me. I must  say I have so much to be thankful for. An amazing family and group of friends, hilarious little nieces and nephews and a job that allows me almost 2 weeks holidays to enjoy all of this.


MOD does love a good whinge though…


Despite all of the positives outlined above I still manage to find stuff to whinge about. I’m comparable to an aul wan at the Post Office, whinge central. I think we’ve all heard of “January Blues”, but what are they really? Well I don’t think there is a technical explanation but here’s MOD’s view:


Food (No sugar)

You go from feast to famine in a number of days and my body struggles. In saying this, I struggle all year round with this same issue but it’s just more prominent this time of year. Also, I get the sugar shakes which are like the DT tremors but worse.

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Dry January (No drink)

Look, I can do this I mean I did it last year and it was the best month of the year after July, August and September followed closely by October and December. In all fairness it’s not bad and it doesn’t get me down, it’s more the pressure to have “just the wan”. I don’t want just one, I want just none for one month is that so hard to process?!


I’ll drink to it in February


Quieter Times (less company)

I go from being completely surrounded to the point of near suffocation to being back on my own again.


Me : And where do you think you are going?

Vanessa : I’m going to the cinema.

Me: And you’re going to just leave me here? On my own? With my own fears and anxieties while you just swan off to the cinema… well why don’t you just move into the cinema then? Some housemate you are!! 

Slightly dramatic response to being left alone but I don’t believe it’s overly irrational at all.


Christmas Music (all gone)


I didn’t realise how much I loved Christmas music until I had Spotify Premium with access to all the greatest Christmas Playlists available – THIS IS NOT AN ADVERT, BUT IT SHOULD BE.

Plus, I now have  a new favourite Christmas song. I genuinely think I could listen to it at any time of the year.


New Year, New me (Malarkey)

So new year resolutions are most of the time a load of malarkey, but I did stay true to one that I made last year. That was to learn a musical instrument. I started learning the guitar. I had a few temporary hiccups but overall I stayed true to it. I’m not as good as I would like to be so my new year resolution for 2017  is to get better. It’s not as easy as you would think, so little advice, pick easy resolutions.


As always, thank you so much for reading and being fantastic followers in 2016, Long may it continue!

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