Bye 2016

Damn. What a year it has been. Coming off of a very tumultuous and heated 2015, people couldn't possibly think things could get worse. But for many, 2016 has proved to be one of the worst years in recent memory. Beloved celebrities have been dropping like flies all throughout the year, and many of them quite heartbreaking and shocking. Also, for some, the election of Donald Trump as the US president has left quite a sour taste in many people's mouths, and has them feeling uneasy and apprehensive about theirs and the world's future.

I think this year has gotten a bad rap in the media for sure. But for me, honestly, it has been a very good year. Yeah, I've felt bad about some of the celebrity deaths, but famous people and not so famous people die every day. It is sad, and we can mourn their deaths, but it is just a fact of life. Many of them were musicians or actors/actresses. So their work still lives on and you can still enjoy their contribution to the world.

Politics aside, I don't think Donald Trump's election will be as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It never is. The world didn't end when Bush came into power, it didn't become a socialist hellhole when Obama was elected, and I honestly don't think much will change with Trump. It could, but we don't know that for certain. But the media and social media have a way of stirring up so much shit and emotion with people that it has made 2016 appear to be a clusterfuck of a year.

But again, has it really been that bad? Why focus on so much negativity through the year? For me, I've been very fortunate and happy this year. I started a new job, helping grow not one, but two small companies. I've learned a lot about business and the ins and outs of running a business. I've met and networked with so many new people, and more and more opportunities continue to pop up.

Change is good. You can always make something positive out of it. It gives you a chance to look at your life and really evaluate what you hold dear and true, and what needs refocusing.

Has 2016 been a perfect year? Not by a long shot. But no year ever is. You can spend all day wallowing in self pity and self inflicted agony over your favorite celebrity dying, you can scream and spit and piss about how the golden toupeed Donald will be president, and you can display your genitalia for a deceased gorilla until the cows come home. Or, you can look at the reality of your situation, say "fuck you" to the negative elements of your life and work on fixing them and making them better, and embrace the good elements of your life and focus on improving them and making it better.

There's one last death this year that is coming. And that is of the year itself. 2016 will be dead and gone. Forget it. It's gone. It's never coming back. Bury its ashes and move forward into the new year.

Bye 2016 Bye 2016 Reviewed by Shea Roberts on 2:47 PM Rating: 5
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