This year has been such a mixed bag.
Many news commentators have suggested that 2011 will become a momentous year in history, and similarly it has been a momentous year in my own history.
2011 has seen me graduate, pass my driving test, embark on my career and really just start out on my own two feet.
But it has also seen my family and friends struggle with some tremendous issues- cancer, divorce and redundancy amongst them.
The end of the year always sees people looking back and looking ahead. We recount the events of the year, and we make resolutions for the future.
Many will see the new year as a turning point for change, and this year, more than many years, I’ll be hoping for change, too.
I only hope that 2012 can bring more positive events for the lives of those around me.
Happy new year everyone!