Yana’s Yarn—16 January 2018

Welcome back to 2018.
If you’re anything like me you’ll spend the first two months writing the date as 2017 and then scribbling it out.
I’m not sure about you, but I was ready to go back to work after my break. I was relaxed, rested (maybe a little too rested) and rearing to go. Until I got to work, and now I need another holiday. Hah I’m just kidding. It’s good to be back!
To those who worked over Christmas and New Year, thank you! I hope you will be able to get a nice break too. As you’ll see on the front page, the emergency services were on call 24/7, and attended many calls in Franklin. It’s a good reminder that while we get to relax there are people working behind the scenes to make sure we’re all safe.
Every new year comes with a mission of creating those new year’s resolutions. In fact, you can’t really mention the new year without someone bringing it up. I was never a fan of resolutions or goals to begin with, but I enjoy challenging myself, so I’ve written a list for 2018. If I don’t tick them all off, that’s alright, one is better than none.
 I’m starting this year as the new editorial manager for The Post. It’s going to be an exciting year, and I’m looking forward to all the challenges and opportunities it entails.
I hope you’ve had an awesome start to the year and that the coming months will be filled with your own opportunities and achievements.
 If you do have resolutions, keep them up, and don’t forget to treat yourself with a cupcake… or  maybe a carrot.
We look forward to working with you, meeting you and bringing stories, news, events from our community in 2018. If you’d like to get in touch, email yana@thepost.nz
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