Despite being one of the people who cracked jokes about how awful 2016 was, it wasn’t all that bad for me. Of course, it could have been better (it can always be better or worse), but it certainly wasn’t my worst year ever. It probably wouldn’t have even counted on my list of top 5 worst years ever. Hell, I’ll list the worst years of my life right now, leaving everyone wondering what happened those years and not explain it until a future date! Sounds good.
The worst years of my life in order, from worst to least worst: 2009, 2012, 2007, 2010, and 2015. Most people would have included the years they were taken from their mother (1993, but I was 2 years old and don’t even remember that), or the year they were separated from the rest of their family (2001), but as a whole, those years weren’t so bad, they just had one really shitty event in them.
ANYWAY, getting back on track.
At the beginning of 2016, I got dumped by my girlfriend at the time and fell into the most severe depression I’ve ever experienced. But, as I’ve explained in multiple articles already, I got out of that funk by May after realizing that woman is (in my view) hardly even human. I mean, the girlfriend before that cheated on me and I still don’t think she was nearly as heartless and conceited as the one who left me last year. So, even though I got out of my funk and was prepared to carry on with my life, I decided not to search for, or even desire, a girlfriend for several years. I wanted to build myself up, financially, adopt a child, and then perhaps search for my one. But life hit me in the face with a huge STOP sign and told me it had other plans. It was the best hit in the head I’ve ever had.
Because in June I met the girl who would become the love of my life only 3 months later. Being with her has been an experience I thought I’d never have. I’ve never been so deeply in love, while also being so happy, and have the relationship be so perfect. We don’t fight, I don’t get suspicious of her, I can trust her in all things, etc. It’s been a dream come true.
Now, don’t get me wrong, 2016 was still a shit year. Bernie Sanders got screwed by the Democratic Party and then Donald Trump got elected president. A large number of talented celebrities died, and now there’s increasing tension between the US and Russia; not to mention all the massacres and the escalating conflicts in the Middle East. Every year is a shit year, somewhere in the world, but I just think 2016 happened to be a year that it applied to everyone, everywhere.
But at least something wonderful came of it for me personally.