I confess: New Year's Eve feels like a much bigger deal in the U.K., like the above confession is not really "the done thing", if you don't make some small effort to look like you are having mad crazy dance party fireworks fun you do feel a tiny bit lame. So my first resolution is to stay off social media next New Year's Eve entirely, whatever I am doing, because of the whole "Look at me living large!" thing, even though you know in your heart of hearts there is nowhere you'd rather be than curled up inside where it's warm and not surrounded by drunks in the street. #oldlady #dontcare
I confess: I am glad 2016 is over, on a world suckage level, but in all honesty, it wasn't my worst year ever. I got to go to London with my Mom, I met a lot of lovely new people through the blog, I got to catch up with old friends and family, and finished the year off with possibly our most relaxing Florida trip ever (which is why I haven't blogged about it, because it was mostly this:
Which was nice...soooo nice, wish I was there, etc! But what is there really to say about going to the beach that hasn't been said? :-)
Anyhoo I do wish for all of our sakes that 2017 is a better one, if at all possible, on a world level, but it's hard to have any optimism regarding politics. On a positive note I do find it inspiring how incentivized and motivated so many people are now to fight for their civil liberties in America especially. I really hope the Women's March on Washington is a huge success to kick off the year and a big inspiration for young girls especially given the tone that electing Trump has given.
It's hard to reconcile why so many people seemed to think being extra racist and sexist and "Wah, poor white people" was the way to go this year, but they did. And it's up to the rest of us to stand our ground and stand up where we see injustice and maybe just maybe put our words into actions if need be, because complacency did no one any favours last year.
So onwards and upwards, I actually do have a weird feeling this year might be o.k., I don't know why! Call it "can't get any worse", call it "we got through 2016 killing so many favourites we can get through this", I don't know, the world feels sort of cosmically bound to do better....hopefully? Anyway Happy 2017, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!