This afternoon I went to a meeting at Takapuna Grammer. The hall was full. Standing room only.
The meeting was about Aucklands unity plan for the city.
It has a lot of people worried. Enough so that Andy and I decided that at least one of us needed to go along. And I'm glad I did.
It was incredibly interesting, well read, well thought out.
There was no shouting or sillyness. Just people who care about their community finding out what it all means for them.
I found out that it means ALOT for Andy and I. We are zoned for an area which could potentially have 3 story buildings around us, with no need for neighbours to get permission from each other to go that high.
Plus many other things.
I realised that to have an opinion on something like this (well anything really) I need to be more aware, more informed. For me that means reading up on things, going to meetings like todays one etc.
And I have to say I actually enjoyed hearing the different people that spoke and finding out more about what is going on in my community.
So this week, the Sunday shake up is a challenge to get more involved in what interests you. Read up a bit more, go to a meeting, or do something so you can feel more a part of whatever it is that you enjoy.