One woman thought 2016 would see her celebrating her 50th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary.
But when her marriage ended the previous year she decided instead to start a new chapter in her life.
Justine Swainson told herself she would carry out 50 challenges to “mark the beginning” of her journey – titled 50 Shades of Brave.
Kicking off her challenge by buying a copy of The Big Issue in January, she then went on to become the first Welsh woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
Throughout the year Justine got her ears re-pierced, braved public speaking, parasailing and off-roading.
“I was turning 50 in 2016 and it was also meant to be the year I was celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary, but instead I got divorced,” Justine told Wales Online .
“But rather than spending the year being miserable, I thought I’d take my mind off things…