It's a New Year!

It’s the beginning of a new year, and what does that mean? Well, in my book, a new year signifies a new beginning. A friend of mine has a tradition where he writes down things from the previous year that they want to let go of: bad experiences, relationships, negative emotions, and then they fold the paper into a boat, light the tip on fire, and sail it in the ocean. Not only is it a symbolic release, but in letting go of the past, it helps us to look forward. I’ve always thought goal setting is so important. How else can this universe conspire to give you what you want if you don’t ask for it? And…. a little hard work helps, too! So, if you haven’t already, take 5 minutes to sit and write down (yes, write it down!) your goals for the year, relating to career and finances, health, love and relationships, spirituality and whatever else you desire. Be honest, be realistic and aim high!
I was recently in Sydney, Melbourne and the best part... a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Wow! The landscape was spectacular! Rugged, red cliffs, pasture that went on forever, and historic villages on the shores carved by wild seas and fierce winds. It was a photographer’s dream...

These are bathing boxes in Brighton Beach, Melbourne, that were built in the 40's for people spending the day at the beach. They are now heritage listed and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to own one.

The Opera House cost $102 million to build. It was 10 years behind schedule and $95 million over-budget.

The Great Ocean Road stretches over 300km with some of the most spectacular coastal regions with huge cliffs, raging surf, tranquil bays, lush rainforests and fascinating wildlife.

Formed over thousands of years by the action of the sea, only eight of the original 12 Apostles remain.