First thought - not too much. I spent 6 months looking for job, spent another 2 months doing nothing because I was waiting for working authorization - a lot of staying alone, feeling depressed and wasting time.
Second thought - a lot! I have moved to NYC in January with my love @hegranes; become mama of our dog, Oliver, in May. I found a job perfect for me in July. Most importantly, I got married in July. I received working authorization being able to contribute my talents to the US in December. Many lifetime level achievements and happiness have happened in 2012 - I am happy with the year.
Whether you are happy or not, it depends from which angle you look. I could totally wear my pessimistic glasses to see everything in my life is dark, but I would rather choose an optimistic screen to filter everything cheerful for me in 2012.
Regarding Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory (see the picture below) I am really lucky and happy. I am healthy, safe, loved, have a lot of achievements, have learned much new knowledge, have many passions and enjoy the aesthetics of the life. The only need is self-actualization, which is the top level of the needs for human being. FYI, less than 1% of human beings have achieved it.
To conclude, my 2012 was awesome!