Dianah Mieglich

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To New Beginnings

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This evening as the curtain drew to a close on 2015 I sat quietly on my beach.  I paused to look back across the year as I beheld the setting sun.  I also endeavoured to train my vision on what 2016 may bring.

I concluded that the year about to expire presented me with both turbulence and calm.  I wished that there had been a bias towards calm.  I appreciate that calm is both a state of mind and a disposition; and from the perspective of my sanctuary, calm is when the wind is below 5 knots, the sea mirror-like and inviting.  

This evening it was mostly calm.  A mild sou-westerly change had passed in the course of the late afternoon and now the water had returned to a composed state; the tide incoming.

So what of the year ahead? – who knows?  I do believe though that 2016 promises many good things.  I don’t know what it will look like, I just sense it.

Earlier in the day, as I swam in the tepid waters of Spencer Gulf, the sun still well above the horizon, I was mindful of every breath and every stroke as I propelled my body along a line where the sand met the seagrass.  By Moonta Bay standards the beach was busy, young and old alike seeking respite from the biting sun as they too immersed their bodies in the sea.

The cool water enveloped me and quickly lowered my body temperature.  My tired muscles, tired from the static hold of a desk job, felt almost instant relief.  I could have been anywhere but I was in my sanctuary. 

Later, sitting, legs outstretch on the damp pungent seaweed, a cool breeze coming off the water danced around me.  When I inhaled deeply it struck me.   I decided to stop looking back and to stop trying to pre-empt the year ahead but rather be completely present in the moment.

With that, a tear formed in my eye and its moist saltiness glided down my cheek.  My thoughts had turned to those no longer with me and those who are but are not always truly present.

I am alive. I am here.  I am present.

The sun fell softly over the horizon and the dusk chased away the last light. I stood from my comfortable resting place and again I inhaled deeply. 

A salute to new beginnings.  

A new dawn awaits.

 

 

 

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A proud South Australian, Dianah is family and community focused. She has a strong work ethic and commits fully to any role she undertakes – whether it is in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Dianah is an excellent communicator, an empathetic listener and is known for her ability to grasp a sense of the ‘bigger picture’ in her work, family and community life.

With 30 years of grassroots public and community service under her belt Dianah is ready to take her passion for her community as far as she can. Following an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2013 Dianah is now focussing on the future and continued advocacy for her regional community.
Dianah spent four-and-a-half years (2009 - 2013) as Assistant to Independent Member for Frome Geoff Brock MP. This has inspired and motivated her to continue in public service in a voluntary capacity. Among other employment, Dianah has worked for Centrelink, Social Security and Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North and is passionate about volunteering. Her children are third generation CFS Cadets. Dianah is currently self employed.

Embracing change, Dianah is an ardent advocate for regional communities, a proud Republican and a staunch supporter of legalising Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp. Dianah is also a keen supporter of the State's seafood industry and all facets of primary production.
Dianah's mantra is "Without our environment we have no economy." Dianah believes securing our food and water into the future is not something we should hope for but rather something we should strive for.
Dianah shares a global view.

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  • Guru
    Guru Friday, 01 January 2016

    Happy new year gorgeous lady, its gonna be huge!!
    Have a safe, healthy and prosperous journey..

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