How are you going? It’s been a long haul this year and it ain’t over yet. As much as we might wish the remainder of this extraordinary year to be over – it’s still important to live in the now however painful it might be. I’m not sure if you’re feeling as spent as I am but yesterday’s news couldn’t have come any sooner. Melbourne has done it hard these past few months and I’m glad that we can now visit our family and friends (at least outdoors) across Melbourne’s metropolitan area.
I’m also very happy for some of my local friends and business owners like Shane Scrutton from Yarra Tennis Coaching (below in action) in Eaglemont who can finally re-open and I am very much looking forward to my hair and beauty appointments now that they are back on the agenda! I think many of us will be taking ‘after’ pictures of ourselves to celebrate – looking good does make you feel better in what has been a harrowing year for most of us no matter where you live in the world.
The end of the year will come around sooner than we think with the AFL Grand Final, Spring Racing Carnival and Christmas all taking place in the next 10 weeks. It promises to be an interesting end of the year for me with things still playing out on the work front at La Trobe – either way, change is an inevitable part of life and having lived with uncertainty professionally since March, it will be good to know in coming weeks and months whether my future continues in higher education or takes me to other places. One thing I’ve learnt in life is to not hang on so tightly to things as everything always changes and we must change accordingly. Every end is a new beginning and I look forward to what the future holds. Somehow we must all continue to move forward and I wish you luck on your own journey.