2012 is almost over and looking back I have a better understanding of myself. Of why I like the things that I do and why I react and have fears about other things. I feel slightly more confident in my own voice too and now I realize that just because a person might be older or more experienced does not mean their opinion is more valid than my own. So that's a positive in my book. Purchases-wise, I was way down on previous years so that's another positive.