At the end of last year, I thought that my theme for 2013 was going to be a year of new starts. A couple of weeks later, events took an unexpected turn and I had to reassess. With no longer any guarantees towards the life I had envisioned for us, I revised my theme for 2013 and decided that I was going to make it the year that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone instead. I had been so caught up in a cycle of being pregnant/not being pregnant, looking after a 3-year old boy, while also working full-time on the other side of London, that life seemed to have simply passed me by. I was about to turn 40 and I wanted to take back control. I did not want to be afraid to really live my life. I wanted to stop letting fear of the unknown make decisions for me. I wanted to say Yes to more opportunities than No. I wanted to have fun again, laugh, be impulsive.