The eve of a new year is always a time for reflection for me and, as I look back on 2014, I can’t help but think what a rollercoaster it’s been.
I started the year working in PR (as I had been for the past 12 years) and thinking that I should take up a new hobby to help me get out more and meet new people. Little did I realise that just 9 months later, that hobby would be my full time occupation! Not just that, but it would lead me to join one of the best Para-archery teams in the world, make fantastic new friends and open the door to so many exciting new experiences.
This year brought a lot of ‘firsts’ for me and I’m sure 2015 will bring many more, the biggest being my first international competition. While I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead, I know it’s going to require a lot of hard work, dedication and discipline. And I’m so ready for it! It’s all part of my journey to the Paralympics and I can’t wait for the great things that lie ahead.
I’d also like to thank all the people who have been an important part of this incredible year – my mother, for supporting me and my dreams no matter what; my boyfriend, for believing in me even when I don’t believe in myself; my coaches, for their patience and wisdom; and last but not least, my new sponsors who are helping me on my quest to be the best. You know who you are and I can’t thank you all enough.
Happy New Year everyone and I hope 2015 is a fantastic year for you!