Q. What are your hopes and fears for the New Year?
I am nervous about a continuing insecurity and uncertainty about our collective health that knocks on to work plans and demands. The insecurity of work for me since the pandemic began has seen a massive increase in work pressure and extra hours required to achieve maybe less than before. It would be fantastic if I could look forward to a time where I could actually move forward financially, work wise, in the security of our home rather than feeling anxious and trapped in the situation we are in. Everyone needs the opportunity to do better, to feel better, to be better. So many aspects of the lives of those in my family are even more uncertain since the pandemic, exams, work, finances, health and our futures, that's a massive psychological burden.