2016 was a strange year, but it was undeniably lit.
Why was there so much hate for 2016? Aside from absolutely flying, 2016 was filled with adventure, parties, plot twists, and a whole lot of Karma followed by some serious irony.
This year, ‘f**k it’ became a motivating mantra and I ticked off so many life long goals, like travelling through Europe, bungee jumping, generally surviving etc…
It seems as though 2016 was a repetitively fun time, but at times it was also a low key bitch; bad things would happen but, most of the time those things happened for the better.
The saying “you’re only as good as the company you keep” has never been more true than it was in 2016, and even though it may have sucked at times, I’m thinking of it more as preparation for an awesome 2017, rather than a downfall of 2016.
As per usual every year you begin the year with certain people being apart of your life and end it knowing they won’t be apart of your future, but I think 2016 was more of a much needed detox rather than an outright, upsetting loss (it’s probably the case for you too, even if you haven’t realised it yet)
I think 2016 forced me to grow and accept myself in many unexpected ways, and a lot of the biggest things that happened in my life this past year were completely unexpected.
On another note, this past year was an incredible year for music. So many fantastic albums dropped all throughout 2016, like Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo‘, Chance The Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book‘, Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!‘, Frank Ocean’s much anticipated ‘Blonde‘, J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only‘, The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy‘, Solange Knowles’ ‘A Seat At The Table‘, Usher’s ‘Hard II Love‘, and Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade‘, just to name a few of my favourites.
I think everyone’s fashion game stepped up majorly this year, yes there was always the basic trends that everyone follows, but they weren’t actually that bad this time (but if I see another girl wearing black ripped jeans, a white t shirt, an oversized denim jacket and Adidas Superstars simultaneously in 2017 I might just die a little inside)
For real though, 2016 was a fab year for fashion, and the hyped pieces were actually really, really cool. Think Rihanna x Puma, TLOP merch, bomber jackets, mesh tops… All things you’ll find in almost every girl’s wardrobe, but they were sick, true?
I also really loved this year’s slang, specifically the words ‘Lit’ and ‘AF’. Even the memes this year were brilliant, my favourites are definitely the Kermit the frog ones like this
OH and who could forget about Snapchat filters?!
To be honest I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions but there are a few habits and thoughts that I plan to leave behind which I think everyone would benefit from as well, like thoughts of self doubt, bad vibes, any mistakes or failures that I’ve made throughout that year (believe it or not, your mistakes and failures won’t follow you if you don’t let them), and most of all, I really just want to have a fun time, radiate and receive good vibes and work hard to produce good results in all aspects of my life.
Come to think of it, 2016 doesn’t seem so bad, does it?