It’s that time of year again where as soon as the clock hits midnight we all cheer and sing about how all our acquaintance be forgot. Not to mention the lucky few of us getting that special midnight kiss while some of us are drunk calling family and friends, posting a collection of pictures of our 2016 and writing a paragraph on Facebook about the ‘New Year, New Me’.
Yes it’s time to say goodbye to an emotional 2016 and I think it is fair to say that most of us are happy to wave it goodbye into the distance. Lets take a look at some of the depressing things we have had to deal with this year.
Nothing has been more emotional than losing the beloved people that we looked up to that gave us inspiration, it seems the music, film and television have all been hit hard with the unwanted news. From David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, George Michael, Victoria Wood, the list is endless. It seems like 2016 wanted to royally screw us all over this year by taking the people that made some of us who we are today. Thank you 2016, in the mean time lets keep David Attenborough safe.
Remember that time we thought this was all one big joke and that we believed the UK wasn’t that stupid that we could possibly leave the EU? Oh how we were wrong. Possibly one of the biggest political things that happened in the UK this year saw us all divided and questioning our future, the divide was so strong that hate crimes even increased, everyone deserves a right to be here as long as they have worked hard to be here and prove they are happy to contribute to our economy which 99.9% of EU people are. Just because they’re not born and raised in England doesn’t mean they have to be sent back, if they’re hard working honest people then they have as much right as you. Whats even more silly is some people called for a re-vote because they voted leave purely down to the fact that ‘we voted leave because we didn’t actually think we would win and leave’. Um excuse me this is not how the voting system works and if you didn’t want to leave in the first place or were unsure of your decision then vote stay! At least if we stay it is easier to come out of the EU later if we wanted rather than struggle to get back in. Some peoples way of political thinking just blow my mind.
All I’m saying on this matter is that I feel bad that America will have an oompha lumpha as their president next year. Should of stuck with Obama if they could.
So 2016 hasn’t been that bright, I for one can say it hasn’t been my year at all. However I’m not going to start this ‘New Year, New Me’ segment because I can guarantee within a week (who am I kidding, probably more like a couple of days) I will be back to the same old me. The point is you don’t need to change yourself each year because chances are you will slowly slip back into the old you, if you really want to make achievements in 2017 then make goals for yourself like ‘I’m going to pass my driving test this year’ or ‘I’m going to visit the gym this many times a week/month’. That way you get less upset if you can’t fulfill those achievements straight away because you have a whole Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes to get to where you need to be.
For now, Happy New Year.