Goodbye 2017

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Hey, 2017.

You were, hands down, the worst year of my life. The more distance that I’m able to put between you and I, the better.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Some really great things happened this year. But the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life — which I’d much rather be vague about than recount here — also happened on your watch. And while it’s hard to hold a year personally responsible for the circumstances that occurred in the middle of it, I still kind of do.

Irrational? Sure. But it’s easier than self-reflection, I guess.

Maybe, eventually, I’ll be able to look back and thank you for making me stronger. For helping forge me into a more resilient person. But the wounds are still too fresh, and my emotions are still too raw.

Here’s to hoping that 2018 treats me — and all of us — a little bit better.