Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Great Being a Calendar Girl

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Great Being a Calendar Girl

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I'd like to complain about the rain but how dare I? Considering how seriously so many unfortunate souls have been affected throughout the state, what small matter if my house, like yours, is damp and moulding?

Watching coverage of people in flooded towns, loading their belongings into wheelbarrows in the desperate hope of getting them to higher ground, sleeping in evacuation centres, boarding kayaks and boats to get down the main street, some losing everything they possessed, I counted my good fortune that all I had to worry about was a house full of wet washing and puddles of pee from two naughty dogs who refused to go outside in the rain.

Even though we were spared the worst of the flooding here on the Coast, you have admit, it's been a really crap holiday season.

So, let's talk about going into the New Year with a positive attitude. There is something strange about turning the page of the calendar from December 31 to January 1 that makes us feel motivated, energised.

A new year gives us hope and inspires us to once again have a go at losing weight/drinking less/eating better/buying an Ab Pro Circle/cleaning out the linen cupboard.

You can't fight this feeling to be a better/healthier/fitter/tidier person just because the calendar has turned over a new page. It's just what happens to most of us on January 1. It's a good thing. That the feeling doesn't usually last until February 1 is nothing to worry about. We know it will be back again on January 1 the following year.

So, let's open our brand new pristine diaries and feel inspired. I don't expect you to get breathlessly excited about a new diary just because I do, but you might like to try it to see if it resurrects your wellbeing after all the Christmas rain.

I love to look at clean, empty pages in a new diary and contemplate what another year will bring. …

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