January '16

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Apart from a couple of bumps in the road, January was good to me. I spent the first few days of the year in Singapore with my family; going on touristy boat rides, saying hello to the pandas at River Safari and eating a lot of good food. 

It felt nice to take some time off from university, but classes were in full swing when I got back, which meant I had to dive right back in. 

Somewhere in the middle of all that madness, I gathered up the courage to start this blog. I'd been putting it off for some time, but I'm glad I didn't for much longer. It's a distraction, of course, but a good one - I don't spend so much time overthinking things anymore and I'm a lot more productive, both creatively and academically. And that's always a good thing. 

How did January treat you?


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31 comments

  1. Great that you started the year well! I also had a positive start and I still think that 2016 will be fabulous.

    Luxessed

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  2. Beautiful Instagram photos! My January has been busy but great as well. Enjoy the rest of 2016!

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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  3. love your blog already! and what a great start to the year, I'd love to go to Singapore someday!

    Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

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  4. I love your instagram feed, it's so pretty. x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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  5. It's my first time on The Snap Narrative since its inception in January, but welcome to the blogging community, Minaali! It's amazing to hear of the progress that the blog's already making. I've followed to see the blog grow.

    Cheers to an even great month!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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  6. Really loving your instagram photos, will have to take a look at your feed!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  7. Oooo following!
    www.marinasays.com

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  8. Great round-up! I hope february is awesome for you!
    WritingMonique

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  9. It sounds like you've had a good start to 2016. I see lots of positive vibes going around recently, it's good. :D

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  10. Sounds like you've had a great start to 2016 - Singapore sounds amazing! So glad you're enjoying the blogging community - I joined not too long ago and it was so welcoming it's amazing! :D

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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  11. I'm so glad you found support in the blogging community and had a good start to 2016 ♥

    sierra | @itsberrystylish  

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  12. Gorgeous photos! Congratulations on all your blogging success thus far!

    Avanti
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    avantigarde.wordpress.com

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  13. Love your instagram photos and so glad you are enjoying blogging so far :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  14. Cool instagram photos.
    What a great way to reflect our past month.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  15. Oh wow what an exciting month! Welcome to the blog world :) I love all the pics you shared from Instagram :)

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  16. Can I just say that I love your instagram feed? It seems like you've had an awesome month.

    Eline | www.elinesreturnticket.blogspot.com

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  17. congrats on having such a successful start with your blog, there is nothing better than just doing it, we spend far too much time dealing with our anxieties and planning!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com/

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  18. I agree the blogging community is a wonderfully welcoming one - you can so quickly feel at home! I hope February is a good month for you gorgeous :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  19. Love this little summary post. I hope your February will be an amazing month, too. My January ended in some exciting ways - like final college documentation processes and university applications. Wheeez!!!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  20. I'm really glad you started this blog! I hope February treats you well :)

    xo,
    Not Your Type Blog

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  21. That's great that January hasn't been too bad. Hope February brings even more awesome-ness!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  22. Those are my favourite pandas!! Looks like your blog is going to be a great read! January was very long for me

    kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. My January has been one rollercoaster ride! Glad you made your blog! My blog is a good distraction as well.

    Anna Czarina Blog

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  24. My January was full of uni works and exams, my life basically consists of all these non-stop uni works. I didn't get to enjoy the month. But fingers crossed, I'm hoping for a better and less stress month this February.

    Oh, don't worry, everything's gonna be worth it. All of our hard work will pay off in the future.

    Love, Fads

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  25. So good to hear you had a great January! Mine went by like a whirlwind. Best luck in all your classes dear! x

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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  26. Haha when I first started blogging, my parents would nag me and say that it was a distraction, albeit when I first started blogging, the platform I used was Tumblr, and it would often be the case that I was blogging productively but then would get distracted by something on my dashboard... but that's beside the point :P But now that they see that blogging is something I really care about, they've been a lot more supportive about it! I mean, I don't do it full time or anything; I'm a full time student with lots of school work to do, so I'm thankful that my parents don't write off my interest in blogging as a distraction from that -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  27. I love your photos!! I have no idea where january went and it seems that feb is slipping away too!

    Lilynotlouise.blogspot.com.au

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  28. Nice to hear that you had a really good start to your year girl! I hope it brings you everything you wish for! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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