January has been tough. I’ll be honest. A lot of new business that was scheduled to happen hasn’t, and some other projects are being set aside until February. In short, 2015 has had a stuttering start.

You may have noticed that it’s also got colder. I’ve got so used to mild winters these past few years that I haven’t invested in a pair of winter boots. That had to change. So, this weekend I went out and bought a pair. I like them, but they are uncomfortable. They’re a bit like the start to my year.

The thing about my new shoes is that they look nice and shiny, but I’m feeling the pinch. I know it’s a short-term thing and that the more I walk in them and wear them in the comfier they’ll get. It’s tough going, but it has to be done.

A bit like January.