Want to know why it’s my favourite time of year?
The mornings – they’re just beautiful. As my sister-inlaw reminded me the other day, those early mornings when the air is crisp and the sun is just coming up (and for some states, daylight saving hasn’t kicked in), mean it’s a great time to be out and about enjoying the world. It’s the best time of year to start anew, too. This spring, in theory, I’ll be moving out of my home and looking for a new one. No doubt there will be a whole lot of renovating ahead (I promise, I’ll try not to bore you with the details), so hearing about Darren Palmer’s ‘in-between’ makeovers on page 52 has eased my nerves a little. This time round, I want to get it absolutely right so I plan to take things slowly.
In the meantime, I’ve started the process of thinking about moving. When I say ‘thinking’, I mean ‘dreading’. I think even the most organised people see moving as a chore. I plan to read pages 134 to 137 very carefully, taking every bit of advice I can get. But first, a cull of those top cupboards and out-of-control drawers – I refuse to move any item I don’t plan to keep.
If you’re looking to take stock yourself over the next couple of months, I invite you to take part in a worthy cause that will help you do just that. Stay in Bed Day is coming up on Sunday September 24. Not just another excuse to watch your fave TV show, SIBD 2017 will be the ninth annual fundraising initiative to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease, which can cause any symptom in any organ at any stage. 1 in 200 Australians are affected and don’t have the choice to get out of bed. Go to stayinbedday.org.au, plan your lie-in, learn more and donate. It’s guilt-free.
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