Only a bit more than a day and we will have put 2016 behind us. There’s this meme going round about 2016 being a terrible year. For me personally, it was a pretty good year though! No big illnesses or tragedies in the family, my two kids are happy and healthy, business is going well (albeit still on a comic and graphic artist scale, an investment banker with my income might have already jumped from a skyscraper, but I digress), and life is good in an overall way.

My happy attitude is also helped by my cynicism. Yes, some artists have died, some of which I really liked myself. But celebrities die every year and with the boom in the entertainment industries since the 60s, I think the amount of stars dying each year is bound to go up and up.

Also, because family life takes up the last ounce of energy, I don’t watch the evening news anymore. While I still read the news, my overall level of stress and anxiety has gone down drastically in regard to politics and world events. It might have to do with the fact that I consume less news, or that I consume it on my terms. I don’t know. But breaking the habit of watching TV was one of the best things that happened to me, and I really intend to keep it the way it is, even when the kids have grown more independent and I will have a bit more free time.

The only thing I would have liked to change about 2016 was the amount of sleep I got. But things can only get better in that regard! So yay! Looking forward to 2017!

Anyway, I hope all of you also had a great 2016 and will have an even better 2017! We will see you all on the other side!