I was thinking the other day about all the crap that has happened the last few years and what I was like before all this stuff happened versus what I am like now. I came to the conclusion that I am a much better person because of what I have gone through, although I am loath to say that. No one likes challenges, so it is particularly annoying to realize that you are a better person because of them. Had a sailed through the past few years with ease like I would have liked too, I would be a different person. As much as I would prefer to be a normal 28 year old, I am a much more sympathetic, caring, and loving person that I used to be. Overall I am also a much happier person, though of course I have my bad days and even my no good very bad days. I certainly appreciate things more than I used to. If only our characters could develop and grow without challenges, that would be the ideal!