Looking back on the past year I have spent in Israel, I realized that something my boyfriend told me was true. I have changed. I am far more confident in myself and in my own abilities than I was a year ago. I know that I can do just about any damn thing I put my mind to doing. I know that my successes and failures must be measured by me, and no one else. And I know that I am loved, truly, deeply, and thoroughly by a wonderful man who is kind, giving, sweet, and simply very special (and who also happens to be damn good in bed!).