Well, yes, there's another day left. But it's as good as done. I don't do January well these days (years). I blame mostly the horrible polluted inversion air we have every January. It really drags my mood down and some days I don't function very well.
I made the usual New Year's resolutions this year but did not post them here. I am spending more time posting to my private journal and that's where I track the resolutions and progress. Well, January was almost a bust with that regard. But in the last week, I seem to have snapped out of it. I saw progress on every item. Naturally, one of my resolutions is to work on specific house and yard projects every month. I wasted most of the month, but am making up for lost time now. I could possibly have my January project finished next week.
I don't feel bad about that. I realized this month that I need to give myself a break sometimes. Setting goals and then failing right away was making me feel guilty and unhappy with myself. But then I looked around at everything I've accomplished in recent years. Sometimes progress happens in spurts, and sometimes I just have to be lazy. Even my idea of lazy is not really--I'm so busy with commitments to help other people. My goals are arbitrary. But they sure aren't worth sacrificing my feelings of happiness, contentment, and self-worth. I will cut myself some slack. I'm not wonder woman, but I am good at getting stuff done -- eventually. And I will.
So far, so good with 2015. Bring on February.
P.S. I've actually been able to get out birding several times this month. But my favorite bird of the month was a visitor to my suet feeders. A little Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I've never seen one before, let alone in my own yard. It's a blurry picture taken from inside the house as the guy was quick and elusive.