Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

As I celebrate the New Year I can't help but reflect on the last 12 months and what has been an absolutely incredible year. The places I have been, the experiences I have had and the people I have shared it with along the way have made it one I will remember forever.

If I think back to the list of places I have had the opportunity to see just in this 12 months alone... Morocco, the Grand Canyon, California, Reno, Wyoming, Colorado, Austria, Italy, France, The Olympics in London, Canada, Tennessee, North Carolina, Hurley, the Lake District, St Petersburg, Wales and of course Leeds and HPP, I realise how very fortunate I am and that I am literally living the dream.

And to think that I have now left work to start training full time and set off with my coach and good friend Den to Uganda today, the 1st January 2013, to begin my training for the ICF Freestyle Kayaking World Championships in September. I realise how incredibly lucky I am, as my dream, my life continues and the next chapter begins.

To everyone who had shared any part of this wonderful experience with me and to those who have made it all possible, Thank You and have a fantastic year in 2013.

Here is a great video put together by my good friend Dave 'Scout' Whortley of our 19 day, 290 mile expedition down the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon from Dave Wortley on Vimeo.

Let it inspire you to follow your dreams.

Heres to success and happiness with family and friends in 2013