Now that I've gotten David Bowie stuck in your head, let's talk changes. Despite the fact that I get a little whiny sometimes, I've got a fabulous life. I'm doing what I want to do. I have family and friends that I adore and that most of the time adore me right back. I don't have a ton of regrets, but I do have a few.
So really, the only things I'd change are these things.
1.) I'd schedule things better. I suck at organizing my time. Sometimes it's because I get distracted and sometimes it's because I'm trying to do too much at once. Sometimes it's both at the same time.
2.) I wouldn't have bought that piece of crap computer that ate part of my story, a bunch of my edits and pissed me off more than I can ever properly express. The hard drive has now failed twice and I was forced to get another new computer. But, I love my new precious, so I guess it all worked out okay in the end...except for the money I spent on the first one and can't get back.
3.) I would have gotten fired from my old job sooner. Honestly, I debated about even putting this up here, but I realized it was true. While I loved aspects of my old job, in a lot of ways it sucked my soul and definitely sucked my life. I can't tell you the number of times that my husband said to me, "Why don't you just quit?" Maybe I should have. I don't know. I know that I didn't want to disappoint anyone - particularly people I worked with and cared about - which made staying in a bad situation seem slightly more tolerable. But my life has so vastly improved after being removed from my position that I can't really regret it. I do miss the people though.
In the end, only my poor organizational and time management skills were the biggest problem and I'm working on those so they're not a problem for next year. So, yeah. Minimal regrets and changes here.