Then again, my wife had a wonderful year (and I hate to think how much her thriving may be a result of my leaving).
As for me: I started the year employed but desperately unhappy in my job. I was launching a new webcomic and hopeful about that, but not so much about anything else. I spent much of the year broke and unemployed, and end it underemployed, in debt and barely hanging on financially.
But the year ends with hopeful signs. Barring unforeseen disaster, I should be starting a new job in late January with the potential to be earning more in a year than I was a year ago, which can help me resolve my debt problems. I'm on the verge of finishing and submitting a new novel. Several folks who were more in the line of acquaintances last year are friends now. 2010 looks like it could be a much better year than 2009, and not just in the "How could it be any worse?" sense.
So whether you had a good year or a bad one, here's hoping that we all*, each of us, will see that better future we hope for come to pass.
(ETA: Except for those rat bastards who cheated me--they can suffer and die for all I care)