I rated 3 and I wish I could change it to 2. I was pretty depressed and considered suicide. I often thought about drinking that bottle of rubbing alcohol inside a cabinet. I was really scared about future and thought myself as worthless. Also, waking up to a memory of an event from 2 years ago that terrified me wasn't fun at all. I know that there are many people who had it worse than I did. That period lasted roughly 4 months. I was able to take control of it to a certain degree and I don't want to go through that again, even if it wasn't severe. Also the election of Trump and a huge political scandal in my area made me lose faith in humanity. ---------- Post added 16th Jan 2017 at 07:10 PM ---------- Didn't see that there were questions to answer. 1. What was the biggest change in your life this year? I don't think anything in me has fundamentally changed. 2. What did you do over the summer? Studied, slept in, and got a toothache. 3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends? Never had one in my life. 4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016? Trump's election and huge political scandel in my area. Faith in humanity lost. Recovered partially when people in my area stood up against the corruption. 5. Favourite song from the year? Orange from an anime Your Lie in April. And some Coldplay songs. Lost stood to me the most because of the lyrics. 6. Favourite artist this year? Coldplay. Never realized that they were. This. Good. 7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them? I'm trting to be more productive and find out more about myself. I'll try. 8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)? I didn't die 9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)? My crush (not sure if I still have feelings for) has won first place in a speech contest. Not a big one but I'm happy for her anyway. 10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months? Went through a lot but not sure what I could say about that. Stay true to yourself?(cliche I know) 11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016? The change didn't happen in one event. It came to me naturally. 12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do? I learned some math. I thought I completly lost the abiloty to do it for a past year, it's slowly coming to me. 13. Did you gain any new qualifications? I proved to myself that I'm not that dumb after all. 14. What is your happiest memory from the year? Metting some of the best people I've ever met. 15. What was your most stupid incident? Ongoing. Wish I could walk away from that without anyone bringing it up. 16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment? That I still have some time left. That I don't have to rush things yet. 17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year? Next year I'm going to ask someone out. Only if I really like them. 18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different? I hope that all my mistakes will be forgiven, and all my wishes coming true such as having enough skills to get into the field I want--IT or biology. 19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)? 2.5 20. Will you still be on EC this time next year? Yes. I mean I thought I figured out my sexuality but I realized that I was just in one vicious cycle that keeps going. Going from "Hell I'm bi" to "I'm having an identity crisis so it's falsifying my feelings" This is part of the reason why I was feeling down this year. So yeah, I drove myself crazy over some trivial matters in life.