I write this first blog, on 5 March 2015, as I sit on the airoplane catching my breath, having ran at full speed through Stansted Airport. I’m making my way back home after my first opportunity to meet some of the other Winston Churchill fellows. It was great to hear about their amazing experiences and the impact they have had on their local communities and across the UK. It was a great opportunity for us new fellows to share our plans for the year ahead and get some practical advice too. I’m left feeling both inspired and with a real sense of responsibility to make sure that I maximise this once in a life time opportunity.