especially this forum. I feel like I've had a good year in terms of improving myself, and the knowledge and words of encouragement I find here have played a big part in my betterment.
After one year of membership as a Crew Leader, I sincerely appreciate all of your good advice. And I've noticed a change in my general attitude, as well. A couple years ago, I might not have volunteered to search the woods for a missing person. When confronted with a vehicle that suddenly didn't work, I'd have either sold it for scrap or paid through the nose for someone else to solve the problem, rather than persevering in the cold and/or dark until I got the job done.
I think that to prevail, one must not only prepare but also persevere, eh?
In the year to come, I will continue to improve my knowledge, skills, physical fitness, and mindset. Perhaps even to the point that I can offer intelligent advice to someone who posts a question on this awesome forum, as so many of you have done for me.
I sincerely wish you all an awesome 2016!