❝There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.❞ - Nelson Mandela

This year has not been without its struggles and hardships. I graduated from the University of Nottingham in June after a long slog that resulted in me deciding to chase my dreams. Despite the hurdles that I knew lay in wait, I decided to jump, not knowing whether my parachute would open, but always keeping the faith that I would somehow land on my feet. Training eight hour days in such an austere environment has definitely given me insight into the meaning of putting in my '10,000 hours'. While I'm no where near mastering my field, this last six months has indeed taught me what unwavering focus, sacrifice and pure guts can foster. 

This year, I got pushed far beyond my limits, but I also learnt to redefine what I thought was possible. Despite everything, it was a rewarding year. One filled with lots of challenges, but more importantly lots of love. For that I am ever grateful to my family and friends who not only support me on this wild adventure, but believe in me and my crazy dreams. Thank you 2016, and here's hoping that 2017 is filled with much of the same.