This year was difficult. But rest assured, next year will be as well, likely more so. You’ll endure pain, loss, risk and constant threat; and if this year has taught you anything- you’ll learn from all of them. Going into the next, I hope you can realize your development is in your hands. Happiness is not something that happens to you, but rather, your responsibility. Even if you decide to not take the risks of happiness, take contentment in the repose of its instability. Everything you put out over the last year did not make anything you have accomplished easier. It simply made you stronger. Just like last year- this year is at the whim of your molding, all you have to do is create it.