Used to do a recap in reading, writing and chocolate. RSW and WUW kind of already cover the first two, but I'll try not to rehash things I've said before.
In Writing: I was talking to a writer friend and I mentioned my attempts to query my first novel when I was 17 years old. I wish 22 year old Leslie can slap 17 year old Leslie and tell her to not focus on trying to get published.I made many many many query fouls. i.e. I opened with a rhetorical question, the plot was everywhere, I wrote a bio about what I wrote in high school, etc. the list goes on and on. If I knew what I know today and wasn't so full of myself, things probably would have been different. The novel still sucked, don't get me wrong. It was beyond redemption. Five years later I've learned from my mistakes, and I'm a better writer for it.