Its difficult to pinpoint one thing, because lots of things made me happy this year, but probably a significant one was my work.
Late last year, I had a meeting with my Manager and she discussd a promotion with me, and asked if I was interested. It would still include a little of what I know, which is payroll, but it would mainly be branching out more into reward and benefits - as Reward Manager to look after and develop our reward strategy from a strategic angle rather than just an administrative angle.
I was very flattered that my Manager saw something in me that was worth developing, and I was excited to take on a new challenge. My new role officially began in February this year, and the fact that it came with a nice pay rise was something to smile about too.
If you had asked me a few years ago where I saw myself in my career at the age of 50+ I would have probably said, settled into some payroll job, maybe with a bit of responsibility - maybe training the next generation of payrollers, but basically going through the motions for the next 10 - 15 years'. I certainly wouldn't have said 'embarking on an entirely new career direction, learning new skills and taking challenging qualifications'.
So, yes, that's something that I'm happy about!