Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Hello January | 2019



I am so happy that it's now January and we are into another year, however, I can't believe how quickly last year went and how much has changed in my life - it's actually rather scary.


Honestly, December started terribly for me. I was in and out of hospital due to appointments with so many different doctors and I felt like all I received every time was bad news, I had a couple of breakdowns where I cried which if you know me is something I hardly ever do when it comes to my health as I'm usually rather strong about it all and just get on with it.

The middle of December I was in and out of the hospital with appointments, it was annoying but it had to be done. At one appointment I was diagnosed with shingles. Singles! I was gutted. I was put on bed rest and other than going downstairs on Christmas Day for my lunch, I have spent so much time in bed but it has actually been so good for me. Of course, I have been healing my foot where the shingles is but it has meant that I became so creative with colouring and drawing again and even managed to read some new books on my new Amazon Fire which my husband got me as a Christmas present. I've had a really wonderful relaxing few weeks just catching up on life and having lots of self-care.

Once Christmas Day was been and gone, December was over with before I knew it. I was looking ahead and looking forward to starting a New Year with lots of plans and goals, the first and main one of them being to get rid of these damn bloody horrible shingles from my foot!


How was your December? Did you have a wonderfully festive Christmas time? Do you have any goals for January? Let me know by leaving me a comment below?

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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48 comments:

  1. I had shingles when I was younger, unfortunately it left me with a small scar. Sorry to hear your December was mainly spent in hospital waiting rooms! Wishing you the best 2019 possible! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  2. Shingles is the worst, but I hope 2019 is much better for you my darling!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Shingles sounds awful. My Mum's boss had them last week and still bloody went to work!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. Sorry to hear this ;( hope you feel better soon xx

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  5. I hope 2019 gets off to a good start for you. My goal is to try to focus more on good things that happen and also save for my wedding next year.

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  6. I'm sorry that you've been having such a hard time with your health. I hope the shingles have cleared up and that the bed rest has left you feeling rejuvenated for the New Year!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  7. That sounds like a rough month, I hope that you're feeling better and everything is clearing up! The holiday season is a crazy one for me, I teach with a marching band and we had 8 different Santa Claus parades to perform in this year. So, now I'm at the point I'm just enjoying everything slowing back down again lol
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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  8. Hope you feel better soon lovely! Reading, colouring and drawing sounds like a great way to relax whilst you are recovering. Wishing you all the best for 2019! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  9. ah december already feels like a million years ago for me! i had a lovely chilled one! bring on january now!
    Rosie

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about your ill health and hope the shingles are clearing up. Feel better soon.

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  11. Oh bless you Alisha, I'm glad to hear you've been resting though! I really hope 2019 is amazing for you xo
    Sian | www.siankathrine.co.uk

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  12. Ahh that's gutting that you've been so poorly during December and through Christmas! It's great that you've looked at it positively though, in that it managed to give you time to do other things. My Christmas and New Year was fairly chilled, I waa just glad to have some time off work - 12 days in total! Wishing you a much healthier new year ��

    http://www.missblogsabit.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, sending you all of the love 💜

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  13. Sounds like you’ve been through the mill hopefully this year is much brighter for you

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  14. I've never had shingles, but I'm sorry to hear that it took up so much of your December and you ended up on bed rest for most of it :( Here's to a fresh start this new year!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

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  15. Hey Alisha! I never had the shingles but I hope you are better. Thank you for sharing your story and showing perseverance. Wishing you the best for 2019❤️

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  16. Oh no, shingles is so painful, you poor thing, and at Christmas time too. I'm so sorry to hear you had such a rough time during December, I really hope January and the rest of 2019 is better for you x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Thank you so much darling, sending you all of the love 💜

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  17. I really hope that January is a little better for you health wise, Alisha! It seems like December really put you through the ringer with the shingles and the rest of the hospital visits, but I'm glad that some much needed rest time in bed helped you to feel better! Wishing you nothing but happiness for January!

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful, you always leave me the sweetest comments on my blog - adore you! 💜

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  18. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad December, but I hope 2019 is much better for you xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  19. Oh my gosh, what a way to spend Christmas :( poor you! Really hope you're feeling better now and on the mend! Wishing you the best of luck in the New Year! Xx

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  20. oh goodness, i’m so sorry that december was difficult for you. while the holidays are a special time it’s importent to remember that your health and well-being are more important so i’m glad you were given the time you needed to recover. praying 2019 is spent with many less trips to the hospital xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more lovely, thank you so much! 💜

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  21. I hope you feel better soon, Lovely!!

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  22. First of all: wishing you all the best and sending love and positive energy + hoping you feel better soon and get some good news regarding your health in the coming months. I started a new job in November so I was working throughout the festive period but it's been okay! My major goals for this year are to save up for a trip as well as take more time for self care.

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  23. Hope you feel better soon :) Hope that 2019 is better for you :)

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  24. Oh shingles sounds horrible, my mum had it once! Wishing you all the best, hope you're alright now.
    Emily from http://emilyunderworld.co.uk x

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