2018 is almost over, and how should we describe it? I would call it a doozy. A big one. A rough go of it. Remember in 2016 when we were like, "This was terrible," and then 2017 happened and we were like, "Oh. It got way worse. Well, we won't make that mistake again, thinking it couldn't get worse. We are going into 2018 knowing that it can get worse." And now, we have finally come to the end of 2018. What is your verdict? For some, it was a year of personal triumphs in the face of national and international well, um, disaster.
For others, their personal lives seemed to mirror what is going on around the world. 2018 definitely had its ups and downs, and the people of Twitter agree. People started sharing the five words that sum up the year for them. There is a variety of experiences represented in these tweets. Which one most closely resembles yours?
Before we ring in the new year, it's important to reflect on the one that's ending.What five words would you use to describe 2018? These Twitter users have some ideas.
Had the time of my life! #2018In5Words— Sis (@Sis)1544737761.0
How could things get worse? #2018In5Words— WIDK - iDunnoRadio (@WIDK - iDunnoRadio)1544753631.0
That was a wild ride! #2018In5Words— 𝗚𝘄𝗲𝗻 (@𝗚𝘄𝗲𝗻)1544755158.0
OverI understand the impulse to want 2018 to be over, but do you think 2019 is going to be any better?
Game of Thrones
Year without Game of Thrones. #2018In5Words https://t.co/o1nmXAuwqY— Kelly Christensen (@Kelly Christensen)1544724959.0
This was a bad idea. #2018In5Words— ChildishSinn (@ChildishSinn)1545594136.0
8 New Democratic statehouse majorities #2018In5Words— Jessica Post (@Jessica Post)1545158393.0
Can I get a refund #2018In5Words https://t.co/6OuF5TuMYE— Hiro Escobar (@Hiro Escobar)1545020544.0
Insanity and irrationality
#2018In5Words INSANITY and IRRATIONALITY have prevailed.— マーク🐏☃🍬🐻 ☁️ 🇺🇸🇯🇵🇹🇼 (@マーク🐏☃🍬🐻 ☁️ 🇺🇸🇯🇵🇹🇼)1545301977.0
#2018In5Words Take chances, make new mistakes— Josh (@Josh)1545610137.0
HushThere are still a few days left! This whole thing could turn around.
Wait! Is it december already? #2018In5Words— Japheth Yepthomi (@Japheth Yepthomi)1545165635.0
Change. Hope. Challenge. Acceptance. Motherhood. #2018In5Words— Rana Elmaghraby, MD (@Rana Elmaghraby, MD)1545654186.0
When women run, women win! #2018in5words— EMILY's List (@EMILY's List)1545064006.0
all panic and no disco #2018In5Words https://t.co/BnBrRJ2the— Leah Jones (@Leah Jones)1545358522.0
Hopeful we get democracy back #2018In5Words— Samuel (@Samuel)1545255295.0
Bumpy, Challenging, Evolving, New, Hopeful. #2018In5Words— In Both Ears (@In Both Ears)1545082761.0
#2018In5Words I still miss One Direction.— emilaria colldwin (@emilaria colldwin)1544818056.0
I Read Past My Bedtime 🤓📚#2018In5Words https://t.co/AwLqasy8d5— Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois (@Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois)1545451659.0
Happiest I have ever been #2018In5Words— T-Rex 🦖 (@T-Rex 🦖)1544842745.0
I hope to move on. #2018in5words— 💚Emerald Mermaid Aurora💚 (@💚Emerald Mermaid Aurora💚)1545122667.0
Thank you for the lessons. #2018In5Words— Lian Suantak (@Lian Suantak)1545329248.0
ApocalypseOh, honey, we are in the midst of it. The apocalypse is here.
What is wrong?
#2018In5Words What is wrong with us?— Penelope Joy (@Penelope Joy)1545179028.0
Love and understandingYeah, I would say we need a whole bunch more of this in 2019. Specifically from the people in power.
#2018In5Words Fight for what is right!— abvn (@abvn)1545424644.0
Let’s not do that again #2018In5Words— Rachell Ortiz (@Rachell Ortiz)1545108385.0
What did Trump do now?!? 😒#2018In5Words— BabyIvoTV 444 (@BabyIvoTV 444)1544889709.0
Wow, I need a nap. #2018In5Words https://t.co/bwF9D8VT0V— Laura Berger (@Laura Berger)1544976896.0