For those of you who know me well, you’ll know I have a memory of a sieve. It’s because I do so much (or so I tell myself), that I have that much more to remember. Luckily, I remember the important things, and I can get by with reminders, alarms, scribbles on bits of paper…and apologies. So here are the important things I have learnt from 2013.

University is more or less a distant memory. I read a subject I had no intention of pursuing, and it was an interest that I quickly became disinterested in. But it’s ok. People don’t really know what they want to do, and only through trial and error do they realise that. If I didn’t go to University, many elements in my life would not exist. Despite the stress (and trust me, there were plenty), I have so many fond memories of my time as a student, and ending my time there with my best friends.

2013 also saw me being offered a place on The New Entrepreneurs Foundation, which has proved to be as great as anticipated. It has provided me with so much opportunity, challenge, and a new and inspiring group of friends.

Of even greater importance, 2013 has taught me the value of good health, and the importance of family, and good friends.

I’m so thankful for all I have achieved, seen, and experienced this year, and all the opportunities I have stumbled across. One of the most important things I have learned, is that opportunity is something you cannot predict. Opportunity arises because of the little conscious and unconscious decisions you make in your everyday lives. So, don’t wait anxiously for an opportunity, it will come. But when it does, make sure you chase it.

2014 is already looking to be an exciting year; as I continue my journey on the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, as I develop myself and my role at work, and I begin a small project of my own. Happy new year!