This week I’d planned on writing a post about the New Year, goal setting and creating an action plan to implement those changes, with a particular focus on why foot health is important in many of our New Year resolutions.

However yesterday brought the saddest, most tragic news in our podiatry community which has made me reflect on what’s really important.

A young, vibrant mum of two small children, a beautiful wife and a truly inspirational colleague in the podiatry world passed away unexpectedly at the tender age of 35.

The ripple effect this news has brought amongst podiatry colleagues has been incredibly emotional. We are all feeling the loss of someone taken too soon, but this has also made me feel quite humbled to be part of this amazing profession who united in our grief are waiting to support her family in any way we can when they are ready.

And this is one of the many reasons I’m so proud to be a podiatrist. We’re often overlooked as a profession, people don’t truly understand the difference we make to people’s lives until they develop a foot problem. Yet we quietly keep hundreds of people mobile each day, easing the suffering that foot problems can cause and rally as a true podiatry family when we need to.

Swimming is another part of my life that is extremely important to me and in light of yesterday’s news I’m determined to swim as often as I possibly can. All too often it’s easy to procrastinate and spend too long scrolling through social media or waste time in front of the television, but what if today was your last day, how best would you spend your time?



For me it would be swimming, I’m very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and swim all year round, but my resolution is to swim more and be grateful I’m here.

Life is incredibly fragile. In 2019 I’m going to ensure I focus on the small things that make me happy, my surroundings and my family including my extended podiatry family.

It really is the little things that matter the most.

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