Ahh, the beginning of a new year, it is refreshing, am I right? A clean slate to start all over. A year that you are really going to get into shape, stop buying things you don't need, give up smoking--you know, the typical cliches. But still, along with the rest of the population, each year I welcome the new year with open arms and have some kind of goal in mind of what I would like the next twelve months to hold. However, I would be lying if I said I was not kicking and shoving 2016 out the door just like many of you are doing. It seems like 2016 has just been the year of let-downs and has left many of us questioning our society and world. From the terrible process of the election to all the hate to David Bowie's death. There is not much that we are going to miss about 2016 and the following list is just a taste of all the terrible things you are going to never want to experience again.
1. The Presidential Election.
This election was painful. Plain and simple. I'm not going to elaborate on this much because it goes without saying and always ends in a fight, but the whole thing was terrible and something that I strongly hope we never have to experience again.
The poor gorilla from Cincinnati. Was he helping the child? Was he going to injury the child? We will never know but the internet ran too far with this and countless Americans wasted their votes writing "Harambe" on their ballet. Let's all do the gorilla a favor and let him rest in peace and leave the memes in 2016.
The surplus of hate in 2016 is sad. When I look back over the last year, there are so many events that break my heart. From the Pulse shooting to all the hate crimes. Let's try to grow as a world and come together to love and unlearn discrimination and hate.
4. Every Chainsmokers Song.
It is overkill at this point. Stop playing "Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down." Please!
5. The Mannequin challenge.
It had its moment, and sure, it was fun while it lasted. But we need to let this go going into the new year.
6. Celebrity Deaths.
It was a tough year of losing celebrities. So many wonderful celebrities passed away this year and we will always remember them and all the great memories they left us with through their work. If 2017 could give us a break, that be great because I know we are still nowhere near over Prince, Bowie, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman and many other wonderful souls.
7. Juju on that beat.
Please, please, please leave this dance as a trend of 2016.
Let's all raise our right hand and pledge that no one will be an idiot and dress up as a clown and run around with knives trying to scare people. Why don't we let Steven King's IT keep his title of creepy clown and move on with our life.
9. Apple removing headphone jack in the Iphone7.
Were they just trying to make this year more complicated? It appears they were.
10. North Carolina's horribly discriminatory politics.
Speaks. For. Itself.
Sure, The Life of Pablo is a great album but Kanye really went bizarre and added his drama and crazy thoughts to 2016, and really, the year was bad enough without all his extra comments.
12. Damn Daniel.
We get it: Daniel has white Vans. Vans gave Daniel shoes, let's just leave this in the past.
13. Pokemon Go.
This game was fun for about two weeks and then quickly it became annoying that people were even more occupied with their phones than they were before, as if we thought that was possible. But it was, and we need to leave the Pokemon in card form and move on. The more you go back, the more it will hurt to leave it in '17.
14. The Gilmore Girls revival.
Fans waited years for this moment only for it to be trash. Let's leave GG's revival in the background and continue into 2017 with our trusted reruns.
15. Using the word "bae."
Why wasn't this left in 2015? I thought that was something that we all agreed to last year that we would not bring into 2016. Now it is out job to end "bae" and its run of terror in 2017.
2016 did have several negative events and things happen that I am sure we hope we never have to experience again. We can only hope for a better 2017, a year that will hopefully bring us loads of joy. But until then, see ya later, 2016. Can't say that we'll miss you.