Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Alternatively, is there something you're especially proud of from this past year?

I really wish we didn't let so much media and commercialism into our son's life so young.  On the same hand, I'm proud of how hard we work to be good parents-we're doing the best we can.

I wish I had done almost everything differently: been a better father, husband, breadwinner, professional, and been able to answer this with affirmation instead of cynicism.  I am proud of getting through the days, weeks, the year, proud of keeping us aflot (barely), despite my doubts and fears and dissatisfaction.

I wish I looked at my ankle earlier while I had good health insurance.  I waited till I was moving and am a little less set up to have the relacement surgery I need.

I wish I had kept in touch with my family better. I worked way too much, and struggled to just stay healthy and functional.

Lose my temper, especially with my eldest son. We both were having a difficult year and he struggled with behavioural issues. His school was ridiculous at dealing with it and sometimes I just went from 0-100 in a milisecond. I hate myself for it.

I'm especially proud of the decision that I made to quit my job. I was being abused by my supervisor and it was affecting my mental and physical health. Things are difficult now financially, but it's good to have peace of mind as I continue with my job search.

I wish I had been more open with my husband, more able to share my worries and fears (and anger and resentment) with him. Choking it down is poisonous to the relationship and to me. Waiting for things to explode and then having some moments of relief is a destructive pattern, not good for anyone.

I wish I would have tried harder to get my license. It would have made everyone's lives a bit easier. I'm alive. I'm happy. I'm proud that I've been able to stay this positive for this long. Breif bouts of depression in between are alright to me. This was the first time in quite some time that I've managed to be happy (even if I have had to work at it a little bit). And, I made it through PreCalculus. I struggled all year long, but I DID IT!!!!

There are so many times that I kept things bottled up inside me instead of talking to the people I was having issues with, and I wish I would have spoken up more in those cases. But I am proud of when I finally took charge and moved dorm rooms because of my awful roommate and her treatment towards me.

I wish I hadn't dated a guy I had no feelings for. It was horrible, and hope I'll never do it again. It's better to be forever alone than to be with a guy who loves you just as much as you don't love him. Everyone gets hurt.

I wish we would have watched our spending habits more closely. Now we are playing catch up and we are not prepared if something were to go wrong. Sadly, I cannot think of something I am especially proud of.

I hate it when I'm short with my family and loved ones. I wish I was more understand and slower to judge them and less moody, as I sometimes am around them. We see each other so infrequently, I wish I always made the most of it.