Well, this isn’t going too well is it? I last wrote in January, wishing everyone a happy new year! Where has the time gone? I am just about to start a full-on work schedule after quite a relaxing few weeks and it has certainly made me realise the benefits of getting away from it all and recharging your batteries. I have had a lot of time to think lately and it is so important that we stop and think of ourselves sometime. We live in a hectic world and for most of us, we don’t stop and give ourselves the opportunity to simply ‘be’. None of us know what is around the corner and it is essential that we live our lives as we would want to and should try not to live our lives according to others demands. I am not saying that those around us are not important and should shape our days and months, but we must never lose sight of what we want ourselves. I am fortunate to be doing what I love, yet I should always be true to myself as a person and as someone who tries to be professional in all my various roles. I don’t know whether it is a sign of getting older, or just becoming more comfortable with myself, but there has definitely been a change. I have experienced so many wonderful things this year and looking at my diary have many more fabulous things to look forward to in the future. I already have work as far ahead as 2021 – eek! Now, that is scary; but comforting in a way to know that I can plan that far ahead and that people still want me to work for them. I did some new things this year, including working with one of my past students on a dance project. It was humbling, special, inspirational and gave me so much more than I had expected. I have made new friends and become reacquainted with old ones, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time! I know I should make time, but when there is still so much to do, to learn, to read! I am backing myself in a corner here and I know it, but I have become hungry for knowledge and want to know more about everything. But I shall be content in what I know and do and have made a promise to myself to ‘stop’ occasionally and just slow everything down and watch and listen and be ‘present’! So, having got that off my chest, let’s see if I can write something before 2016 comes round. We shall see!