Like most people, if you had spoken to me on December 31st, you would have found that I had exceptionally lofty goals for the upcoming year. I planned to enter the year of our Lord 2016 in a way that would set just the right tone–that is, chic, sophisticated, yet sultry–for the remainder of the year by traveling to a tiny town in central Virginia with my best friend. There, we would ring in the new year first by attending a progressive dinner party with some senior citizens and then crashing a fancy party at a local resort. What could go wrong?
We made it through the progressive dinner, and we seamlessly entered the resort party (they knew we were crashing, probably, they just didn’t care), but then, I made a fatal mistake. “Thinking Out Loud”–you know, the Ed Sheeran song that is almost everyone’s first dance at their wedding–came on for all the “lovers in the room” and, for comedy, I twerked in slow motion in the center of the dance floor while other couples did their best to dance around me.
It was absolutely the wrong thing to be doing at any time, let alone during the first fragile, precious moments of the new year–just twenty minutes in, and I had already managed to ruin 2016 for everyone, probably, but most of all myself. I really cannot imagine the terrible ways that it will continue to impact the remainder of my year, both Karma and blackmail-wise, but I’m sure I’m not alone. Despite only being a few days into 2016, I’m think it’s safe to say that a few of us are already ready for December 31st, 2016, so we can start thinking about our fresh starts for 2017. If you’re with me, here are some hilarious memes that show how your 2016 is actually progressing, despite all of your very best intentions.
20 minutes into 2016 like pic.twitter.com/YJBV6yKhIx
— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) January 1, 2016
2. Seems reasonable:
3. Everyone around you will be starting diets. It’s like…why?
So many hot new year's diet posts, so many more tacos to eat while clicking "hide."
— Andrea Grimes (@andreagrimes) January 4, 2016
4. SMH, 2016:
2015:hey how's it going so far? 2016:uh good 15: 16: 15:you've got an armed mili- 16:we've got an armed militia in a wildlife building, yeah
— Kylie Brakeman (@sexypitabread) January 3, 2016
5. You’ll be dealing with this fallout for the rest of the year, probably:
first professional letter of the new year begins "sorry for all the glitter." Yep. Seems about right. #2016
— Victoria Marini (@LitAgentMarini) January 4, 2016
6. AND THIS:
Me for the next 2 months pic.twitter.com/dCkRXRxYCi
— Relatable Quotes (@RelatableQuote) December 31, 2015
7. I mean…no lies detected:
in 2016 I wish for good skin and emotional stability
— Common White Girl (@CommonWhiteGrls) January 4, 2016
8. Nothing like waking up to an Insta of your crush with their girlfriend on New Year’s Day!
seeing all these cute couple pictures for New Years and I'm here like pic.twitter.com/5RlsnTODNr
— Common Black Girl (@CommonBlackGirI) January 1, 2016
9. Or realizing the futility of thinking that people can change from year to year:
10. Best to just celebrate your own accomplishments, no matter how small:
New year, NEW HUMAN SUIT
— Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) January 2, 2016
11. Or big:
Responded to a "you up" text at 3AM with "Let me play with your teeth." The reply ten minutes later: "no." This is already my favorite year.
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) January 1, 2016
12. But still embrace any possibilities for change:
13. It’s very possible that you cried a lot today:
First Monday of the year starter pack: pic.twitter.com/rkckIkmuAH
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 4, 2016
14. But it’s important to keep these goals in mind:
15. And try to get a “new start:”
First day back to work, a new year, a new start. #2016 pic.twitter.com/wKc0VJMd1H
— Arrested Development (@bluthquotes) January 4, 2016
16. After all, there’s much to be said in support of 2016. Maybe this is your year, after all:
Do any of these accurately sum up your 2016? What was your favorite post? Let us know in the comments!