My biggest lesson from 2016 is one I am still processing really. It’s that life does not always take the route you expect.
I retired on ill health this year which was by far the best thing for me. However, this has inevitably left me a bit directionless. You go from having your life vaguely mapped out – work until you’re in your 60s or whatever the retirement age is by then – to having no idea what the future looks like. My condition is unlikely to affect my life expectancy so I still have a good few years ahead of me. But I have no idea what they will contain. The path is twisting and turning and at the moment, I can’t see where it is leading. But, that is ok.