2011 was quite a good year, with advances in work from storytelling to science festivals, and big birthdays, moving in and relationships. Certainly the day I'll remember most is Tuesday 28th June, where I led my first regional Big Bang fair in Nottingham to resounding success. I'm now on course to deliver two such events in the same week this year, and that'll be equally - if not double - the fun.
January has always been a dreaded month for me, something to be feared especially after the laughter and warmth of Christmas. The newness of the calendar combined with the thought of 12 long months stretching out in front of me have usually had a paralysing effect, but as we counted down the minutes to the fireworks on top of a hill in I felt more and more positive about the year ahead. This was going to be a really good one for me and January a good month.
As I sit here looking back on the month now, I can see that my initial feelings were right and I remain just as positive about the days and weeks ahead as I did this time last month. I've got lots to look forward to, and the potential - and mindset to accept - for opportunities to crop up as and when. It's a very new experience to be so optimistic at the start of a year, but such I am. It's very invigorating!