This has been quite an amazing year. A year of contradictions where there are seeminglessly lots of changes, and yet, after the rollercoaster ride, I realize that the most fundamental things are still the same. The things that matter the most to me, my values and my personality have remained unchanged. However, I am more appreciative of the people around me. When the going is hard, I look back to the last few months and remind myself that the most important thing is to keep going. I am also aware that in some aspects, I am truly blessed and I do have alot to be thankful for.