In January…

Wowee, what a full on first month to the year! I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open whilst typing this, honestly. I know I’ve been super absent from the blog and my Instagram, and the last time I did that life wasn’t going so well, but this time it’s because it IS.

First of all, before I talk about what I got up to this month, I just need to explain that where I live COVID is practically eradicated – but we didn’t get there easily. We had a harsh 2020. We lived under very, very strict rules and could barely leave our houses for most of the year, but now the only cases of COVID are people who are under strict hotel quarantine to ensure that they don’t leave.

And the rest of us aren’t living normally either. We still have rules in place in terms of mask wearing, social distancing, limited number of people in one space, “checking in” wherever we go so if anyone DOES get sick, people know who was there and when, and a lot more – so keep in mind that when I talk about what I got up to this month, it was all under the laws of each place I was at!

After finishing off 2020 with an actual New Year’s Eve party – which seemed completely unachievable after spending the rest of the year locked indoors – that seemed to spark quite a social month for January. Daniel and I were both able to see some family members that we never get to see. We went and visited my dad at the beach and saw his partner, my brother and my sister as well.

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TIDBITS FROM THE MONTH:

β™‘ We were FINALLY able to meet Daniel’s brother’s daughter, who was born six months ago, which makes Daniel an uncle for the first time! That was the first time Daniel was able to see his brother – and his cousin too, who also came along – in over a year. We met up in the city and had lunch, and did more walking in one day than we had done in months.

β™‘ Despite the NYE party giving me three seizures the next day, and two the day after that (as, for some reason, flashing lights give me DELAYED seizures), I went back to the same place for another party πŸ˜… but this time around, I had ZERO seizures! I’m not sure if that’s due to my new medication – as I am still having seizures, they are just random – or if I am just becoming used to being around flashing lights.

β™‘ More information, but less clarification on that matter: I also went clubbing this month and had zero seizures at all! Amelia and her uni friend found a club that was having an emo night (think Bring Me The Horizon, My Chemical Romance, Escape The Fate, Paramore, etc), and there was *no way* we could resist, so we put on our black boots and plaid skirts and screamed until 4am. It was magical. There were NO bad songs played.

β™‘ Speaking of seizures, I just checked the tally for January for the first time and it’s not too good… 13 😳 Perhaps if I didn’t go to that NYE party, I would have had been under last month’s number, which was only 10, but there’s no way to really know for sure. My seizures really are very random. I have now stopped one medication, and have just finished increasing another one, and won’t be able to increase it again until March, so this will probably be my average until then.

POSTS OF MINE FROM THIS MONTH:

β™‘ Anti-Bucket List: Things I Did in 2020

β™‘ DIY Ant Man Pym Particle Key Chain

IN JANUARY I:

β™‘Β WATCHED: We had a MCU marathon and watched Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, (skipped Hulk because it’s not on Disney+ and cbf using our DVD player πŸ˜…), Thor, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World (I don’t get why so many people don’t like this movie; Tom Hiddleston’s dungeon scenes are amazing – every scene of his are), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (so good), started AND finished Modern Family which I loved & will definitely re-watched for the rest of my life (I will always be #TeamAndy though), and Downfalls High by Machine Gun Kelly which was beautiful both aesthetically and emotionally and wow that man can do no wrong.

β™‘Β LISTENED TO:Β For singles/random songs this month I’ve been listening to Start A Fight by GHOSTKID, Come Around by Rhett Miller (heard it on Scrubs and am now *obsessed* with it!), Ivy by Taylor Swift, Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus, Missed A Spot by Dinah Jane, Trap Paris by Machine Gun Kelly ft. Quavo & Ty Dolla $ign, Take You Dancing by Jason Derulo, Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo, Monsters by All Time Low/blackbear/Demi Lovato, Death By Rock and Roll by The Pretty Reckless, I’m Not Mad by Halsey, the other girl by Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini, and Higher by Eminem. A particular artist that I randomly stumbled across this month is Ashnikko; I particularly like her songs Deal With It, Stupid, Drunk With My Friends, and Tantrum.

THINGS BY OTHERS THAT I LOVE:

β™‘ Checkered wallpaper. GOALS. 😍

β™‘ These Yoda Hot Cocoa Bombs have quickly shot to the top of the list of some of my favourite designs yet! Now that it’s starting to go into cooler weather over here, I might finally try to make some of my own unique recipes πŸ™Š

β™‘ Mini closet reading nook makeover – I *need* to this in my future house! πŸ™Œ

β™‘ Something I would never thought I’d read: 10 different times sauce has been weaponised.

β™‘ Cotton candy cookies sound almost too sweet to be true! πŸ˜‹

β™‘ We can’t leave behind January without talking about what happened at the United States Capitol.

Until next time,
Indya xx

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16 thoughts on “In January…

  1. Very true! The simple things in life bring pure joy. They should be celebrated the most. I support this approach wholeheartedly and see the lasting benefits.

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  2. Wow really amazing you got to go OUT. Hopeful for the US now we have some actual leadership. Hope you have less seizures in February and meds get levelled out! My mom has epilepsy so I know that triggers can be random.

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    • Yes, well after super strict restrictions through most of last year, we pretty much eradicated COVID in Victoria! However, it seems that the Australian Open has opened us up to some danger as that allowed some confirmed cases into our state, and one has already been spread, so it may have all been for nothing. We’ve all been keeping up with the news over in America, and we honestly cannot fathom the numbers of cases you all have other there! I truly do hope this year is tremendously better for all of you.

      Thank you! I hope this month is better too, but I try not to focus on it too much, and there is little evidence that they will ever go away.

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    • It sure was! One upside to it was, at least for me anyway, was how quick it was – but that’s also scary too. I don’t want another year to flash by so fast, especially considering how much I’m enjoying 2021 so far! I truly hope this year turns out a lot better than last.

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    • Thank you! It is more so for me than anybody else, as my epilepsy affects my memory so much that I barely remember what I did yesterday, let alone through the month, so it’s good to have these posts to be able to look back on.

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    • Thank you! I’ve been hearing that a lot lately, which is good because I actually feel like I’ve lost a lot of my positivity, but it’s nice that others can still see some of it. I’m still going to try and work on bringing the rest of it back though, because you’re right, the world and life ARE here to be enjoyed and experienced!

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  3. I am happy you could have some clubbing without seizures and meeting a baby is super exciting even if she has grown so much!

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  4. Many congrats to Dan. It must be an awesome feeling to be a first time uncle. It’s good to know that you had zero seizures and you both have been able to enjoy the simple, little things life has to offer.

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