I always regard December as a month for looking back and reviewing the year that is about to end. There are several reasons for doing that. Firstly to remind myself what I’ve achieved in the year and then to re-play and enjoy the memories once again. It’s also a chance to compare those achievements with the targets I set for the year, and that review process feeds into my planning for the year ahead.
December is also the month when we come together as a nation to review the sporting year via the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) awards. I’ve been an avid SPOTY viewer since I was about 7-years-old and must have voted almost every year since then – originally by sending a postcard and more recently by texting my vote.