As far as the new year and how I feel about it:
The most pronounced impression I am personally taking from 2004 is that I wasted another year.
I need to get my happy butt in gear this year and make some things happen, for my own sanity. I sorta fell into a rut for the last couple of months and didn't even attept to lift myself out of it, I hope to change that this year. We'll see.