Want to know why it’s my favourite time of year?

Inside Out (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter -

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.

Fol­low me on In­sta­gram at @claire­bradley_ed

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