The first day, of the first month, of a new year. I love January 1st, and today has been a good one. A lovely day spent with family, sharing the last of the Christmas gifts and enjoying good food and good company.
The first time I have ever completed a journal for a full year. It is looking a little more worn now than when I first bought it, but I still adore this 5 year diary. It has seen some places this last year, Devon, Milan, Somerset, London, Edinburgh and the Lake District. I can't wait to use it this year and be able to compare entries as I go.
The first dog walk of the new year. Which also coincided with the first day of the couch to 5k (again). Inspired by Penny's recent success I'm determined that 2015 is the year I finally teach myself to run. It seems silly to need to learn what should be a natural instinct but it is a skill I seemingly never acquired. It was good to be out today, moving in the crisp air, music on my headphones. A little embarrassing admittedly to feel like my lungs were going to burst with the effort of running for 60 seconds, and realise that my running pace was a mere amble for Millie - still I suppose she has four legs to my two?!
A new book to start the year, I lifted one out of the large pile of Christmas books I was lucky enough to receive. I'm not sure what projects I will link up to on the blog this year, but I will definitely be hoping to join in with The Year in Books from Laura - it has brought me, and my family so much enjoyment to rediscover reading.
The first proper attempt to take photos with our new camera (not these ones I hasten to add!). Our Christmas present to ourselves ready for our holiday ahead. I feel like it does far more than we are capable of making use of, but I'm looking forward to learning and improving over the coming year.
And now the first (long) weekend of the year stretches ahead of me. The Husband is in work tomorrow, but I am fortunate to be off, and I look forward to the coming days. I am feeling much better than I did just after Christmas, and so the year seems to have got off to a happy and healthy start.