There are a lot of words that could be used to describe 2016. Some positive, negative, and an even a balance of both could suffice. But whatever side you fall on more, I see this year first and foremost as a year of reflection.
Though it's perfectly natural, I see this as a year where I have made definite, impactful, and crucial changes in my life. I'm sure others would be able to say the same. It was a big year in pop culture, entertainment, and unsurprisingly politics. Worldwide events all forced us to reexamine our own goals on an individual scale. When looking back, these are the lessons that resonated most with me that I will take away as we say goodbye to 2016.