Random Thoughts


January has never been a favorite month of mine, in fact, it is my least favorite. Every morning I am having a hard time to get out of bed because it feels like the air in my room is frozen and I’ll get frostbite if I remove my bedcovers. And to top things off: It seems forever since I have seen sunshine.

It has been so grey and gloomy—making feel tired and sluggish. It is a never ending circle of darkness. I wake up,  it’s dark. I get home, it’s even darker. The afternoons are insanely dull and it looks depressingly miserable outside. There’s just no escaping it. January is dark.

…and dark this month really is. When news came out this past Sunday that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash, it seemed the entire world was in shock. This is such a tragedy. As a parent, your life means nothing without your children. I cried and cried when I heard the confirmed news. Just writing this and thinking about the internal struggle in those last moments tears my heart into pieces. So, January is a dark month and this month even more so. If there’s one lesson I’ve learned from this horrible tragedy is that “tomorrow is not promised” and as much as I dislike January, we still carry the power within us to change things.


Yes, removing my bedcovers in the morning is tough but at least I have comfy, fuzzy slippers waiting next to my bed and a rope to keep me warm. Greet the new day with joy, hug and kiss your children…Change your attitude and be grateful for this thing called life.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

– Albert Einstein



  1. voguefauxreal
    January 30, 2020 / 12:21 PM

    I agree – January is not my favorite month, either. But the one thing about January is that we’re starting to see a little more light at the end of the day and realize spring is around the corner. It’s too bad that it takes such awful events to make us remember that we need to live life like it was ending tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and reminding us of this.


  2. February 1, 2020 / 4:18 AM

    I feel as though you wrote exactly what I was thinking when I read this. January is such a dark month and this tragedy tears at my heart too.
    However, I love the quote by Einstein and I feel blessed and grateful and agree wholeheartedly that we should live for today.
    Julia x

  3. February 1, 2020 / 2:53 PM

    Yes January can be a challenge though not so bad here in NY compared to Seattle. It is really dark there from November to March. I know this news was so shocking. I tried not think about the final moments. I feel very bad for his remaining family.

    Allie of

  4. February 2, 2020 / 5:59 AM

    It was sad news to hear even though I wasn’t familiar with the basketball player – any tragedy that takes people so soon is so painful, and does put our lives in a bit more perspective!

  5. February 3, 2020 / 3:50 PM

    Thanks for sharing your January thoughts.
    It´s so true, always be grateful for every day you have and remember that tomorrow is not promised.

    The only thing that is sure, is that change is going to come.

  6. February 3, 2020 / 11:15 PM

    I also cannot wait for winter to be over. Waiting for some sunshine!

  7. Cora
    February 4, 2020 / 7:27 AM

    This is a good thoughts…We must always be thankful, life is too short…

  8. February 10, 2020 / 7:22 AM

    January was such a test indeed. I was shocked when I heard about Kobe’s passing, and to think he was with his daughter. It’s really sad to imagine what their last moments were.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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