We want more than just bronze at the European Championships
There are two objectives for me at the European Championships which start this weekend.
One is to improve on a bronze medal while secondly we have to capitalise on the interest in hockey created by our performance at the 2012 Olympics.
Since winning my first England cap in the summer of 2010, we took bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi that summer, at the World Cup and at the Olympics.
While we had silver at the Champions Trophy and the most recent Investec World League semi-finals, I have to admit I am sick of seeing the colour of bronze.
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We are aiming for something better than that now.
We had two games in Belgium recently in preparation for the Europeans, which start on Saturday. We went two goals down in both games before drawing 2-2 and 3-3, but it was good to play on the pitch and familiarise ourselves with the area.
There some less experienced players in the squad and these trips, along with a boot camp we did, is really helping. The boot camp was not like a military exercise, it allowed us to take a closer look at ourselves and the type of person and player we are.
This all helps to build up the support within the team. We are learning more about each other and can't wait for the Euros to start.
We have Spain and Germany, who are always tricky opponents, in our group along with Scotland, who will always up their game against the old enemy, and nothing is going to be easy.
The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Belarus make up the second pool and on paper, going by the rankings, it should be us and the Netherlands in the final, but sport is unpredictable and anything can happen.
We just have to make sure we do better than bronze!
We play Spain on Saturday, Germany on Sunday and Scotland next Tuesday.
After the Investec World League tournament in London, which saw us qualify for the World Cup, we are entering a busy spell now after the Europeans which run until the August 24.
The World League finals will be in Argentina at the end of the year and then we'll go away in the New Year before preparing for the World Cup in Holland and then the Commonwealth Games.
These months are going to fly past.
After the Olympics there was a huge buzz about sport in general and in particular hockey has attracted a whole new wave of players.
Some play for just social reasons while others could emerge as the next generation of national and international players.
The BBC have secured the rights to the Europeans with games aired on iPlayer, the red button or online and that's really important that this tournament, and future ones, are broadcast.
The legacy starts with people being able to watch sport and I am really excited about that.
I can now at least concentrate on my playing having finished all my law exams and earned a distinction along the way.
Investec, the specialist bank and asset manager, support women's hockey from grass roots level through to Great Britain, visit the website www.investec.co.uk/hockey or on Twitter @investec The European Championships run from August 17 to 24.