For the first question…
1. He has given me tons of wonderful feedback on my book and provided me with a probable publisher.
2. He has jump-started my art career in an AMAZING way.
3. He has given me friends who are amazing, fantastic, supercalifradulisticexpialidocious and every other word that describes ‘awesome.’
As for the second question…
1. Having the Elf Anthology with my ilustrations in it PUBLISHED! Woot!
2. Finishing writing/editing my book, HOPEFULLY getting it accepted for publication (Lord willing!)
3. LIFE! Meeting new people!!
And to cinch this; I’ll tell you something STUNNING. SHOCKING. UNHEARD-OF.