Interesting... it has actually been a great year for me which is out of the norm. My oldest son graduated high school and started college. I, unexpectedly, won an alumni award from my college. I got engaged and my fiance' and I merged households (which either could've been a great thing or a total disaster). It was a great thing. :)
Ironically, I typically have better years on odd years. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. 3 of the 4 of my boys were born on odd years. Both my parents were born on an odd year. I was born on an odd year. I moved twice as an adult and both moves were on odd years.