I had to borrow one of my favorite Emerson quotes and adapt it to move on from last year.
"Finish 2016 and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. 2017 is a New Year. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense from 2016."
I'm leaving the tragedies and emotional wreckage of 2016 in the rearview mirror. I have to. I have big plans for 2017, and there's no way I'm going to achieve any of them if I'm stuck in the past, and looking in the rearview mirror. What's done is done. How much control did I really have over all that happened in 2016? Virtually none. And what could I have done to possibly change anything that happened? Not a damned thing. We've been through it all a thousand times over. Thus, there's zero point in being hung up emotionally on things I had no real control over in the first place, and no real ability to change. I was just along for the ride in 2016, and I did the best I could. We all did.
It's 2017 now. It's a New Year, and I shall indeed begin it serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered from all of the nonsense from 2016. I have big plans for 2017, and goals I fully intend to achieve. When I say I'm going to do something, I do it, and I'm either all-in 110% or don't even bother. No looking back on the past. It's time to make this year happen.