2016, you were a tough one. You were cruel, harsh, relentless, unmerciful. You brought a lot of tears. A lot of sadness and heartbreak and fear. You gave us all more death than we can handle and took away some of the most beloved of our time. You were a bitch of a year, and I was glad to see you go.
But you were also a year filled with some of the best times of my life. Full of memories and laughs and a lot of beer. The Cubs won the World Series. I met and grew close with all of my very best friends. While you brought a lot of despair, you also brought more love than I thought was possible. More happiness than I could’ve imagined. And the best memories I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. You were a bitch of a year, but also a blessing of one.
2017, you’ve already been better than I could’ve hoped for. Let’s see what else ya got.