January has been a mixed bag at best. Cold days interspersed with sunnier, warmer days made chilly by strong winds. Work has been slow, though I've made at least one promising new contact this month. Others have talked about upcoming work as well, but nothing moves forward but the days on the calendar. Meanwhile, I am keeping afloat on some smallish projects from my former employer and may wave a flag for more if they have it.
I know how this lion feels. The Leo bits of me (Ascendant and Moon) are cranky without sun and warmth. Not to mention more sound sleep than I've been getting. I broke down and ordered a small SAD light yesterday to combat the increasingly frequent rough patches that threaten to envelope me. Meanwhile, the days do grow a bit longer. Tomorrow is expected to be unseasonably warm, at least for a day, after today's "wintry mix" of snow and freezing rain.
I did manage to get out on Sunday morning to join a group walk in Boston. The wind chills were below zero, but I dressed warm and it was nice to get outside and to see people. The freelance life has its benefits, but feeling any sense of belonging is not one of them. The weather, of course, doesn't help - I missed another walk tonight because of the icy-wet roads and walkways. But, the sun will come out tomorrow... and the SAD light arrives on Thursday. With any luck, some checks owed me might arrive soon, too (sigh).