Winter Woes

Blogging 101 Assignment #9


This is inspired by a post I read by an awesome blogger I recently began following. There was a particular portion where the writer spoke about ‘January blues’ and being in a bit of an unexplained funk. I will post the link to their post below.

January 17 2016

Winter Woes

The winter months bring gloomy weather that makes you never wanna get out of bed.

Cozy under my blankets is where I want to stay. Can’t Starbucks deliver my coffee instead?

Thank goodness it’s 2016 I’ve never been so excited to put an old year behind me.

However I’m halfway through January and I still feel unsettled, my mind simply won’t let me be.

“Leave all your negativity and worries in the old year!”, so they say. Yeah, easier said than done.

Life doesn’t care about your clocks and calendars, she moves quickly and is fair and bias to none.

It almost feels like somebody hit ‘reset’ and instead of hitting the ground running I’m on a bit of a ‘go slow’.

Another year, another chance to reflect and recalculate. This annual routine can be exhausting I know.

I’m still trying to map out my goals for this year, hell, don’t even ask me my plans for this week.

One day at a time, this season will pass. My energy may be low but my enthusiam is at its peak.









  1. amblackadder · January 18, 2016

    I particularly like the lines: ‘Can’t Starbucks deliver my coffee instead?’ (one caramel macchiato for me please!), and: ‘My energy may be low but my enthusiasm is at its peak.’ 🙂


    • cooper1989 · January 18, 2016

      Now that the holiday flavors are no more, I’ve reverted to caramel as well 😋. Thanks for the support.

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  2. Jentodd · January 19, 2016

    I literally CRIED today while loading my groceries in the car because it was so horribly cold! I relate to your poem. Interesting how you noted your energy’s low but enthusiam is at its peak. Kind of made a gloomy poem have a hopeful lift at the end. Nicely done!

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    • cooper1989 · January 19, 2016

      Thanks for the kind words Jen. As an anemic, I know about crying due to the discomfort of cold weather. Though I know my cold in the Bahamas probably compare with what you’re dealing with. Trust me I’m working on my ‘less gloomy’ poetry as I just recently began writing again. I’ll get it together ☺


      • Jentodd · January 19, 2016

        Maybe “gloomy” wasn’t the best word choice on my part! I think you already HAVE it together!! Maybe I meant solemn? I really meant it in a good way!!


      • cooper1989 · January 19, 2016

        Don’t worry Jen, I didn’t take it in a bad way 😊. Thanks again.


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