"In the past year i have been lucky enough to see 12 different countries, climb to the top of mountains and swim to the bottom of the sea. I’ve broken 5 bones, snapped a ligament and ruptured 2 more. Spending 9 out of 12 months in casts or splints gave me a lot of time to think about whats important to me. Something that stood out was the people i surround myself with. The people i am drawn to tend to be non-conformist, do-or-die, risk takers. These people also tend to be happier. Are the crashes a result of mis-placed confidence or do they facilitate our desire to be the best we can be? I am honoured to know such brave and barmy people and be able to call them my friends. May we never forget that life begins at the edge of our comfort zones"