A letter: Farewell 2016.

Dear 2016,

I’m not great with goodbyes. I seem to have the tendency to slip away without a word, determined to avoid the finality of any given situation. Sometimes goodbye hurts and and ignoring it seems safer. But I couldn’t do that to you 2016. You have been too important.

You were stuffed full of challenges that I chose to identify as opportunities that were full of sleepless nights, incredible stress, new crushes and happiness. I’ve loved witnessing you through my own words, pictures and memories but especially through the eyes of others. You have brought me closer to friends that I have been distanced to by time, actions and location. Thank you. This has been the greatest gift of all.

It is all too easy to forget how under your spell we were 2016. Its hard to know if you truly were special or if I have taken more notice of you this time. Perhaps I am just at a stage in my life where so much can change in 365 days. Either way you were worth remembering.

I am happy that I will always be able to look back on you and remember how you were both cruel and kind, just as predicted. How you gave me the chances to take risks and how I chose to take them when normally I would have shyed away. And how you proved to me once again that some of the best moments in my life have been total accidents.

So goodbye 2016.


Your friend,

Sophie x

A letter to 2016


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