Reflective Essay: The Worst Year Of My Life

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Reflective Essay I would like to start this essay by saying that this year has been the worst that I’ve ever had the displeasure of experiencing, thus far. Now, that’s not to say it was entirely horrible, because there were some light moments in a cave of utter darkness. The problem with that is they were such a precious few, I could probably count them on my fingers. I know, coming from a six-teen year-old, all of this might seem like a complete exaggeration, but… it really has been the worst year of my life. And it’s an unsettling feeling that there’s always a possibility that it might be even worse. Now that that’s out of the way, I’d like to elaborate on why it’s been so horrible to me. At exactly twelve in the morning on the first of January, I remember going into the year with moderate to low expectations, and thank god for that. The first thing that happened was the death of two celebrities — pop culture icons, really — that I held a deep amount of respect and admiration for: David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both passing away due to cancer. David Bowie, who changed the music industry as we know it passed away at the age of sixty-nine, breaking the hearts of millions of people, mine included. Alan Rickman on the other hand, was a fantastic actor who portrayed Professor Snape in all eight of the Harry Potter movies. Watching those will never be the same again. Next on the endless bucket list of “horrible things that happened in two-thousand and six-teen” is the
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