I have to admit that this year is pretty draining. I wrote and finished my Masters thesis, had no vacation whatsoever (unless you count the 3 days in Berlin which were planned to visit my brothers swearing-in ceremony) and am currently unemployed. Although I have a lot of "free" time now I spent it restless writing job applications or doing stuff to keep my mind from running the threadmill of what happens if nobody wants to hire me? - why does nobody want me? - Am I that horrible? - etc.
So, I didn't find much peace this year. But I promise to stay on the calmer path this month and try to be better next year. And now I will contemplate my bellybutton for the next 30 minutes! *g*