Regardless of how 2017 treated you, this is a great time to prepare and properly say goodbye. Like Socrates once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Ready to dismiss it or not, 2017 should not be a year that we shoo away. We've had many changes, grown in different aspects of society, and made several accomplishments as well.
If we get in the right mindset and reflect on our mistakes, accomplishments and memories, we can be sure that 2018 will be approached with a much more mindful regard. So let's wrap up our memories, store them away, and say goodbye to 2017! Here are five creative ways to say our final goodbyes:
1. Make a Sticky-Note Memory Jar
This is a great way to recap all of the memories you had in 2017 and store them away! Although you're not visually seeing photos, you're reviving the images in your head. This way, you can see what were the most meaningful memories to you, and reflect upon why.
2. Write a Farewell Letter to All the Negativities
Break up with all of the bad things 2017 brought! Say goodbye. Throw it away. Make it therapeutic.
3. Clean Out Your Closet
Why not? Let's not go into the new year with a messy closet. And it doesn't hurt to put in new pieces too!
4. Light 18 Candles, Make 18 Wishes
This may be a little corny, but it's cute! Light 18 candles and make 18 wishes for 2018.
5. Make a 2017 Scrapbook
I know we're moving towards a more tech-savvy time, but it's still fun to get hands-on! Grab a scrapbook and get busy. Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018!