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Make every moment count

This is the time of year where many of us are looking back on the past 12 months, whether they were good or bad, or a bit of both.

What did we accomplish, what is still on the ‘to-do’ list and what are our hopes for the year ahead?

For me, I am entering a new phase of my life. I recently left my full-time job as a journalist with a weekly community newspaper and will be joining the world of freelance writing. It will be a challenge, and one I’m ready to sink my teeth into.

I will be balancing writing with yoga teaching. At the beginning of 2014 I decided to enrol in a nine-month yoga teacher training course, more for personal development than becoming an instructor.

But about seven months into it, I realised I had been preparing for the role of yoga teacher for more than 15 years. Since my first class in a little country town hall at the age of 16, my yoga mat has been one of the places I feel most ‘at home’.

It was time to share that with other people. The training course was so much more than just learning how to become a teacher – it was a transformational experience, and one my heart led me to. Trusting my instinct and intuition has been the greatest gift this year.

Before I left the newspaper, my friend Naomi gave me a beautiful diary (pictured here) as a farewell gift. She knows me well. From the colour she chose to the inspirational quotes and delicious recipes inside, this diary is the perfect book to set me up for the adventure 2015 will be.

I want to make every moment count, to be true to myself and spend more time with family and friends. What are your plans and dreams for 2015, readers?

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