When toasting to 2017, many people are saying good riddance to 2016.

In my opinion, 2016 has been a very educational year. 2016 has taught me to expect the unexpected and that if you want something, you have to fight for it. This past year has been hard for a lot of us, but there is no reason to bury it in the backyard.

2016 has been a really...interesting year, but here we are. We survived. We're alive. Here's to 2016 testing our limits and showing us that we're capable of carrying on in the worst of times, and here's to 2017 for (hopefully) giving us a more relaxed and prosperous year for everyone!