As I look back on the past year, I see that it was filled with many challenges that I would not have chosen for myself, if it were my choice. And I lived through them. Despite these challenges, I would judge the past year as a pretty good year, a year in which I accomplished some pretty great things. My choice was to work through the challenges, to persevere. And I look forward to a 2016 in which I continue to figure out how to embrace and overcome the challenges that come my way.