Looking Back [On 2016]

Hey guys,

So tomorrow is a new year! 2017! Can you believe it? I can’t. Before we move on though, I think we should all review the events that took place in our own lives in 2016. There’s 12 months/ 365 days in a year, so AT LEAST ONE good thing should have happened. All I want you to do is think about at least one of those good things and really be thankful for the event, person, people, or whatever it was. Today, I’ll be looking over some things that have happened for me in 2016, and I hope you’ll join me.

In a quick summary, in 2016 I started my first year of high school in a private school (BIG change), made some new and amazing friends, had

my first boyfriend, had my first breakup, attended my first “school’s team” basketball game (my schools before didn’t have sports teams), became a captain on my swim team, started reading my Bible a little bit more, attempted to write a novel with a much better outcome than last year, and found out the hard truth about some people and left our old church. 2016 has been filled with ups and downs and sideways twists and turns. It’s been crazy, but we have pushed through.

Quick fun fact, one thing you guys probably don’t know about me is that I LOVE photographs. I love taking them and collecting them. They are pasted on my wall in the shape of a heart, hanging from clothes pins and yarn above my bed, sitting in picture frames on my bookshelf and desk.

Sometimes, I just forget things. Simple tasks I need to complete, or even whole events from the past. These pictures help bring these memories back to my mind and I love it. I love looking through the photos and just reminiscing about the past. Of course I don’t have pictures of everything, but the pictures that I do have, especially from 2016, bring so much joy to my heart. I remember all of the fun and meaningful time I spent with my family and friends. It’s wonderful!

So again I just encourage you to look at 2016 from a positive place and enjoy the memories that come to mind. 2016 is almost over, and may already be if you are reading this late. Not every year is good, but there is always something good in the year.

“Every day may not be good,  but there is something good in every day”

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One thought on “Looking Back [On 2016]

  1. Hey Alex. Thanks for the reminder that we should just look back on the good of 2016. 2016 was horrible for me, and I’ve been thinking about the stuff that happened to me and how scared I am for 2017. But there was some good in mine, and I thank u for reminding me to think on those things. Happy New Year Alex, and may u have a better year than 2016! 😊🎉🎊

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