Most people see 2016 as a pretty crappy year. Globally it certainly has been for all sorts of reasons!
Just to name a few...
War in Syria
U.S. presidential election
Orlando nightclub attack
Dakota pipeline protests
And a lot of celebrities and public figures died too, like:
But on a personal level, I really can't complain. Life always has ups and downs, but overall I am blessed. Though the girls still make me crazy (I think they probably always will), I am so proud of them. They are good kids, super smart and very athletic. They are doing so well with all their endeavors. I have a supportive partner and we are financially comfortable. Adam's career is flourishing, I have a job I love, I have had several new opportunities, and I have had many great times with great friends.
Nevertheless, I hope 2017 is a better one for the millions of people worldwide who are not so fortunate.
Stay happy and healthy and I'll be back after the new year.