2015 has been a whirlwind year in the best way possible. The twelve months that have passed have been marked by many changes, many adventures and many nights of love and laughter. I started the year with a new job at a global brand consultancy and met some ah-mazing people who turned into close friends. I worked with many leading brands, moving up my learning curve with every project. I decided to push my application to business school by one year, so that I could learn more and do more. I turned 23 and spent the day at Disneyland. I took 23 flights, across the country and across the globe. I visited one of my favourite cities and fell in love with its beat all over again. I had a Bloody Mary on the 123rd floor of the tallest building in the world. I was reminded, yet again, of the importance of looking after my body, and jumped back onto the fitness bandwagon. I experimented with eyelash extensions and felt like a shiny, new person. I spent many nights wondering what the world had in store for me and I learned to let it be; to let it unwind as it will.

I think the most profound lesson I learned this year, however, was this: happiness will not come knocking at your door; you have to actively run towards it, every single day. It requires you to be proactive; to actively seek out the people, the places and the activities that bring a smile to your face – and to make more time for them. And that’s exactly what I plan to do in 2016. An important part of my “happy list” is writing – regretfully, something that I have not made much time for in 2015 – so it is imperative that I give this space the attention it deserves this year. I hope that you will forgive me for my absence and join me as I restart this journey.

Hoping that 2016 brings you nothing but the best,