It is now officially the first day of christmas in my timezone, so I can post this and have it be correct. Yay!
This year has been pretty good to me. Though there's still a week left in which it *could* potentially be ruined, my achievements have included getting a publication and presenting my research paper at an international conference (that was held in my university but it was still international), getting my master's degree in Computer Science and finding a job.
My art is still rather unimpressive compared to that of the artists I admire, but that's as it should be, I feel. Of course someone who draws every day and even gets paid to do so should be better than someone who just does it for fun when inspiration strikes. I'm already at a level where, when I have some sort of completely ridiculous image in my head, I can sort of replicate it to the point where I can enjoy looking at the finished product. I can accept that I will improve only slowly due to the lack of practice I'm putting in.
Plus, I did make some of my favourite drawings ever this year, so I am improving!