The last three months have been pretty big. I've started living like an Aston Martin Racing driver, tested a Formula Renault at Silverstone and made my Le Mans 24 Hours debut. Not bad for a journalist who spends his time writing about motorsport because he never had the talent nor resources to make a profession out of driving.
The last three months are the probably the closest I'll ever get. Those of you who have read the magazine's driver-dedicated quarterly supplement AUTOSPORT Performance will know all about our work prising tips from the experts. Over the summer, we put our money where our mouth is.
The upshot of that bright idea was this writer - this 23-year-old, 15-and-a-half-stone, car-racing rookie of a writer - teaming up with Prodrive and Base Performance Simulators to establish a professional training regime with some sim work on the side.