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For many, the start of the year is an opportunity to reflect on the past, look forward to the future and make a New Year's resolution. Whether it is physical in nature such as RED (Run Every Day) January, health-related such as Dry January or a change of lifestyle such as Veganuary, the hope of creating a better version of oneself is an attractive one. Although the benefits of such changes are easy to see, the realisation of these goals is often far from easy.
Change, by nature, is uncomfortable and as I begin my term as Chair of the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) I find myself well outside my comfort zone. Maddie's final editorial (White, 2021) was one of thanks but also showcased the great work that she has done during her time as Chair of ASCN UK. Those are big shoes to fill. And as the baton is handed over, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maddie for everything that she has done for the Association and for all of the support she has given me personally, from early on in my career as a stoma care nurse, during my time as Treasurer, and as I have transitioned into this new role as Chair.
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