January 22, 2015

January Blues




Some shots I took around Montreal and Tremblant over the past month. Montreal is surprisingly photogenic.

I've been feeling uninspired over the past week or two, but I think that's common for January. It's cold. Holidays are over. The bills are coming in. It's way too cold to jog outside and I even get lazy going to the grocery store. The other day I decided to cut my dog's hair because I was too lazy to take him to the groomers and ended up giving him the ugliest haircut. But good thing he is a dog and not a human being and so he can't complain about his ugly haircut.

But I think it is fine to feel meh. It's not like we are on prozac where we should feel happy all the time. Feeling bland and a little sad can be a good thing in that we can learn to be honest with ourselves about our situation and feelings.

Being happy and being sad are both choices. And I think when I get home tonight, I'm going to put on my nice bed sheets and take a fancy bath.

34 comments:

  1. Apparently 181 days til the hottest day of summer. I really just need warmish...That's a nice silver cardigan! I get made fun of for my granny style cardigans...perhaps I should change it up a bit...

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  2. What lovely photos! I totally agree about the January blues, I hope that you feel better soon ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  3. I love the photos Julie... I have to agree with you about the January Blahs... I am working on keeping them away with walking even though it is really cold outside... I am finding I can do it... I keep thinking about how great I am going to be in the Spring..

    I think taking a bath and putting nice bed sheets on your bed is a great way to treat yourself nicely.... we all need that from time to time xox

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  4. You are definitely right. It's up to you if you choose to be happy or sad. Your shots are beautiful! ♥

    xo
    Janine | Lime & Life

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  5. The shots are definitely stunning, especially with the snow starting to melt away! I do agree, being happy or not sometimes really is a choice and it's how we choose to deal with things. Everyone deserves a time to sit around at home doing nothing when we don't feel so good! I like to just blog away and do nothing else! Loved your glittery short jacket, it's gorgeous dear!

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  6. I'm definitely feeling a little blue since earlier this month, but this last weekend was good. So I'm looking forward to the rest of the year. :)

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  7. Wow, your photos are amazing and I agree with you - being happy or sad is a choice, it's up to us. Moreover, I love your silver jacket <3

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  8. lovely photos!

    I think it's normal to feel a little blue at times. I hope you feel better soon. A bath and nice sheets will surely help <3 :)

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  9. I think it's crazy how so many people push for positivity ALL THE TIME. Yes, it's important, but going through (and feeling) the ups and downs of life is normal!
    Anyway, this is a nice collection of snapshots. Makes me want to take a more portable camera for when I'm out and about.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  10. Such beautiful wintry photos! Great roundup :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  11. I agree that Montreal is so photogenic though I don't know which photos are which. They all just look so beautiful. I think it is abnormal to feel happy all the time and yes, it is perfectly ok to feel meh and mop around or vent it out.

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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  12. you inspiring me to wear more grays and pair it with some white and black! Loving your outfit as always. I feel like blah a lot of times and a nice bubble bath with some scented candles lighten up my mood abit :) Hope u feeling better soon!

    www.yoannita90.blogspot.com

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  13. These photos are stunning! Montreal is a much prettier winter than England. I always feel meh in January, and I think I've ran outdoor twice... I'm sure your dog looks okay haha!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  14. I have been feeling the same but I guess the actions that we take were from our choices, and so these emotions within us are from our choices as well. Don't worry, days like this definitely don't last forever. Your photos always make me feel something more than amazing. <3

    xo, Mimi
    www.thefoxyheroine.com

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  15. I hope the meh feeling passes soon - at least the weather will start to pick up soon :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  16. You look stunning!!!!

    www.jhanzey.net

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  17. Gosh, you make me wanna book a tix & fly to Montreal right away! Love your outfits & you look absolutely stunning, dear! xoxo

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  18. For me, the title could have started with "A cure for..." You're always a breath of fresh air--what ever the post topic is sharing!

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  19. Wonderful photos ! You are always elegant :)

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  20. Love the photos. That looks like a pretty awesome bowl of bibimbap... and I love your outfit in the third photo.

    This winter has been pretty sucky. No snow, and every time it snows, it melts a few days later.

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