January’s Feelings and Favourites

I have heard so many people complain about January blues and the struggle of the post-holiday season, but January has actually treated me so well and there are so many things I need to update you angels on.

Starting with my happiest and most important update – I have a boyfriend! If you know me personally then you will probably be screaming at the screen like yes Chloe we know, that’s all you talk about, but I am beyond happy and have already made so many memories. Me and Tom originally met 3 years ago and ended up losing contact but late last year we got back in touch and it is the best decision I have made. However, he is currently studying in Portsmouth, which means that distance is a major factor in our relationship and it’s the first long distance relationship I have ever been in. At first, I was worried it would be an issue, but it just means that our time together is treasured and valued so much more. January has been full of so many cute date days and weekends away and as cliche as the whole ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ saying is, it really is true. He is such an amazing man and I am over the moon. I plan on writing a blog post dedicated to long distance relationships so if you have any specific questions then be sure to comment them down below!

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Another huge and exciting update is I have had a promotion! I went from a social media administrator to CEO PA and I am overjoyed. I will still be managing a few companies social media platforms but I am now more hands-on with advertising, finances and being the CEO’s PA. Now I am working between 40-50 hours a week but I will have much more responsibility and it means the entire world to me that I have been promoted so soon since starting my employment with the company.

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This weekend in the UK we have been greeted by snow and it’s no secret that us Brits always go crazy when it comes to the weather so the world went mad for 24 hours. Now all of the pretty snow has turned into gross slush but it was gorgeous while it lasted and yesterday’s snow day consisted of exploring perfect insta-worthy places and slipping over way too many times. I have to admit though even though I was freezing from the weather and lack of practical winter clothes I still opted for an iced latte – am I stupid?

As you can tell by this post I am genuinely so happy and potentially in the most healthy and positive mindset I have been in for an extremely long time. And of course this is mostly due to the success of the month, but it’s also thanks to my new anti depressants. Towards the last half of the year my moods were all over the place, I was dissociating a lot and frankly quite reckless, I always tried to ignore it and put it down to stress from work, hormones or lack of stability in relationships but as life balanced out, my mood wasn’t improving. So at the beginning of December, I went back to the doctors for a very long overdue appointment and I am so pleased I went. Long story very short, I was prescribed a higher dose of Citalopram and I was a little hesitant to take them over Christmas because my doctor warned me that it will get worse before it gets better and oh boy, was she right. The nightmares, side effects, mood swings were awful, but once I got passed the 4-week mark it improved a lot and everything started to balance out. I now dissociate a lot less and in general, feel much more upbeat and energized. Yay!!

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I want to end this post with a little shout out to my fav blogger at the moment, Shannon from Shannon’s Life. She is such a babe and is not only my fav blogger but also a fab friend!! Shannons content is AMAZING and I love her travel posts so be sure to check her out if you haven’t already!! All of her socials will be linked below.

Thank you for reading as always and I hate to be that blogger who begs for follows and likes but the support is appreciated!! I hope January treated you all well too and that February is just as amazing.

Until next time,

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36 thoughts on “January’s Feelings and Favourites

  1. Shannon says:

    Omg Chloe I am so so happy for you!! Your January sounds to have been amazing and I’m so happy to hear about all the progress you’re making too – professionally and mentally! You deserve every last drop of success and happiness gal and I’m so happy to be on your journey with you 💖 thank you so much for the wee shout out, faaar too kind of you 😭 love you lots gal and hope your february is just as amazing as january!!! 💕 xxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much, you are literally the sweetest girl ever! I am so excited to share all of the happy times with you, love you tonnes!!! Thank you so much once again, you make me so happy I ever started blogging!! xxxx

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      • Shannon says:

        Girl you deserve it all and all the happiness and success is just gonna keep coming your way I know it!!! I’m so happy i started blogging too and so happy I found an amazing gal like you to share it all with!! 💖 xxxx

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  2. Chanelle says:

    It makes me a little sad when people complain about January, it’s my birthday month and while I know it’s not a personal attack it almost feels like people can’t be bothered. I like January because it feels like a new start and I’m so pleased to hear you had a good month. Looking forward to reading the post on long distance relationships x

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  3. Chloe Luna says:

    Ahhhh Chlo reading this put the biggest smile on my face, I’m so happy for you !! I hope this happiness stays with you for a long, long time because I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. Congratulations on your promotion too!! Glad to hear January has treated you so well! May the rest of 2019 follow suit! xx

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  4. Hannah says:

    Congratulations on the boyfriend! Although not going to lie, it feels weird to be congratulating on you on being awesome enough to be in a relationship with another human being. One of my best friends is in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend currently and they always try to meet up on weekends. She said you value your time together more wisely as it is limited and also you are more productive during the weekdays!
    Congratulations on the promotion! You deserve it so much. It just shows how well you are doing at your new job.
    How are you finding the citalopram? I always found that it never really worked for me, although that could have been because my environment did not change during that time either – I was still unhappy and in a toxic friendship. xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much honey, thats so so sweet of you!! I always thought long distance relationships wouldnt be for me, but you really can make it work easily if you have the trust and love. Ngl I have been on citalopram since 2016 so its safe to say I have been on it for a very long time now. I feel like it works, I have had no negative symptoms from it apart from the initial side effects. xxxx

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      • Hannah says:

        I had a similar experience with no side effects so I really wish it had worked for me but alas the only drug that I have found works for me also causes me to be tired all the time too. xx

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  5. Cinnamon Buns and Roses says:

    Major congrats on your promotion, Chloe! Hard work has clearly paid off here – you should be super proud! And so happy that you have found someone you are clearly smitten with, and in time for Valentine’s Day – lucky you! Hope your February is as awesome as January clearly was! Sam xx

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  6. hopelesswonderer says:

    ooooh yas girl congrats! My friend goes to uni at Portsmouth its such a nice little place to visit! Also congrats on the promotion! xxxx

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  7. miasouthertonx says:

    Girl, I am so happy for you. If you ever need any advice on how to deal with a long distance relationship feel free to message me lovely. I have been doing it for over a year now and I know how hard it can be. I am so glad you are feeling much better in yourself as well, it must be such a relief, keep smiling gorgeous Xx

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  8. Mackenzie says:

    It makes me heart sooo happy to hear you are so happy, Chloe!! Congrats on the bf & promotion- wooohoo! Also- that is huge that you found a med regimen that works for you- it can be so tricky!

    Aw, I cannot wait to check out Shannon’s blog- thanks for sharing, girl. She sounds lovely! xoxo

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  9. BlissfullyGrateful says:

    Congratulations on your job promotion and I am so pleased to hear how amazing January has seem to have gone for you. I must say that I found this blog post somewhat relatable. I was also in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend (funnily enough he has also studied in Portsmouth haha). I totally agree with you when you say that the distance just makes you value your time together more.I really loved this post and I am very happy for youXxx

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment girl! Thats so funny that they both study in Portsmouth?! Thank you so much for your kind words, long distance relationships really can work so well! I hope January treated you well too xxx

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