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As the warmth of summer slowly dwindles and the chlorophyll pigmentation that had once burst through with vibrancy of a new spring surrenders to the yellow ripening of autumn leaves, winter whispers with a cold breath that it is coming.

It’s goodbye to the salty spray of ocean waves meeting your face and lips, or the soothing sensation of the slow trickle of sand between your bare toes at the beach. It’s time to put away your thongs and find your warmer clothes, crank up the hot water in the shower, and turn the dial to warm the house during those soon-to-be frosty mornings.

It’s time to complain as we turn back the clocks, growling for more sleep as the morning alarm blares us from slumber, like awakening grizzly bears from early hibernation, in what seems the middle of the night.

It’s time to hunt that wascally wabbit, to prove to your kids that the Easter bunny is indeed real, even though it somehow always seems to escape right in the nick of time, leaving the sweet taste of chocolate and melting butter on carefully grilled hot cross buns as a reminder that he will return again next year.

The flight of footballs cart-wheeling through back yards and children mimicking their favourite players, taking speckies on lush green ovals, brings an excitement that has you searching for your team scarf and beanie; that has your mouth watering for hot chips and pies, and has you dominating the TV remote in fear of missing the next big match. Yes, the footy is back and all is once again right with the world.

Yet, sadly, it’s all a stark reminder that your summer vacation is all but over. It’s time to get back to work, to make up for lost time and do what you do best. It’s time to meet deadlines and create magic. It’s time to imagine all possibilities and to dream bigger than you ever have before. But most importantly, it’s time to write.

So leave that summer complacency behind you, forget about lazy afternoons, contemplations and observations. Find your pen and your mojo and drive yourself to work harder than you ever have before.

So what are you waiting for? It’s April you fool!

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