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Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward
Looking back, looking forward

People used hashtags like #lookingbackat2017, #what2017taughtme and #ringinginthenewyear to talk about their experiences of 2017 and to welcome the new year with hope.

(Looking backward)

(no pic) (Twitter)@yukinohono: This year was hard to be honest. Challenging and unfair at times but, looking back we had fun.

(no pic) (Twitter)@OneboysGranson: Looking back at 2017 and I’m really just grateful

(no pic) (Twitter)@BeaMcIntosh: Looking back my 2017 has been insane. I didn’t achieve any of last year’s resolutions, I still eat whole tubes of Pringles and weigh roughly the same as a small elephant. I didn’t get addicted to exercise, my skin isn’t clear and my grades weren’t perfect.

(Twitter)@SaiyamiKher: Looking back at 2017. Lots of travelling, learnings and memories gathered. Experienced the cliché of ‘Life is the biggest teacher’. Looking forward to 2018! How are you’ll spending the last day of the year?

(Twitter)@vroseev: Looking back at memories from 2017. Really makes me laugh to think about how much I cared about the smallest things & how much I’d let it bother me.

(Twitter)@SirNkululeko: What 2017 has taught me. Sometimes you really just need to Let Go & Let God

(Twitter)@rllevit: “No man is a failure who has friends.” 2017 taught me that more than the 38 years before #ItsAWonderfulLife

(Twitter)@livecreatingyou: #2017TaughtMe how to truly love myself. This year, I found the courage to walk away from people and spaces no longer adding value to who I am. I learned loving myself sometimes meant I had to make difficult yet worthwhile decisions.

(Twitter)@migiokafor: What 2017 taught me.

(Twitter)@emitoms: Adopting my dog was the best thing I did in 2017.

(Instagram)@jaadamcandles As the New Year Dawns upon us take a moment to reflect on the year that was . Life sometimes doesn’t always go our way but appreciation & gratitude is the key to happiness . Life is beautiful .... Enjoy it❤️

(Instagram)@beautifulinandout1 Unbelievable election year #2017

(Looking forward)

(no pic) (Twitter)@rrgehani May 2018, the 71st year of India’s independence, bring us the end of gender discrimination, hate and mob violence in the name of religion. Happy New Year, with hopes for a better future!

(Instagram)@C.Cassandra: This is how I’ll be celebrating. Happy New Year!

(Facebook)Hashem Al-Ghaili: On January 1 – New Year’s Day – we’ll see the first super moon of 2018.

(Facebook) Birkan Tore: May 2018 bring you joy, health and abundance and unity to our planet! Happy New Year my friends!

(Instagram) sharee_p: This year has been challenging and emotional for myself and a lot of others in my life. I want to remind everyone that any challenge that we face is a chance for each of us to grow into the soul that we are ultimately meant to be. As this year comes to a close I want to wish you all a year of personal growth, authenticity, friendship and love. Happy new year. Bring on 2018 cause 2017 you’ve taught me a lot …

(Instagram) Sagestarr: Words to live by going into 2018... #goals #ringinginthenewyear #newyear #newperspectives

(no pic) (Twitter) @mariyaklarisaaa: Determined to be stronger this 2018.

(no pic)(Facebook)Isabella J.: I hope 2018 brings an end to political wars, the refugee crisis, inequality that women face and injustice across the globe. Hope we find solutions to global warming and pollution. Hoping for peace and love to heal the world.