I'm not denying that any of this happened, and I don't think it's beneficial for me, or anyone else to pretend it didn't. I do think that we need to change our perspective on these things. Not force ourselves to be happy about them per se, but remind ourselves that actually everything happens for a reason, even if it takes a long time for us to see that reason.
I for one, although it's hard, can definitely look back at the year and see that actually a lot of the trials that I have faced have made me stronger, more resilient and a more learned person. I have tried to take wisdom from my experiences and mistakes, and I hope that as I start a new year, I can take this new wisdom with me paired with a renewed optimism for the next year.
Okay, so maybe 2017 will be just as crappy as 2016, but there is no harm in hoping for something better. A little hope goes a long way, and I think that as we start again, it's something that we should all try and hold on to if we value ourselves.
Every single year will give us good times and bad times, and the year just passed has definitely given its fair share of both the former and the latter. However, even what it gives us of the latter should be seen as opportunities for growth and learning.
Anyway, I'm very very glad that 2016 is over, as I'm sure most of us are. Here's to the next year being better, and hoping that it gives us lots of opportunities to become braver, more beautiful, more well-rounded people.
Happy New Year guys, hope it's a sick one.