By Fi or Becs, Dec 29 2016 11:00AM
Chatter from Becs:
This year has been a real shocker. I don’t mean a shocker in the sense of being dreadful, atrocious or appalling (although I’m sure many people may actually agree with those sentiments…) I’m simply referring to the huge unexpected events that dominated the news in 2016.
It feels like we’ve had a year of newsworthy BOO moments. From the UK surprisingly opting for Brexit, to the USA trumping our EU departure with their own political shockwave in the shape of The Donald – the unexpected arose, the unlikely actually occurred and some very-important-people were forced to eat their hats. Twice.
The shockers even continued on TV. We had the amusingly delightful Ed Balls wiggling his flat footed way through to Strictly’s week 10, the baffling Honey G being offered a recording contract with Simon Cowell (!) and a genuinely lovely business person Alana winning the Apprentice for once (hooray to nice people finishing first!).
Sadly, 2016 was also a shock year for losing great people. It feels like we woke to sad news far too often with many well-loved personalities passing away including Terry Wogan, David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Paul Daniels. Closer to home, my own accidental apprentice adventure was certainly unexpected!
Last December I assumed that 2016 would be full of: working, being a mum and probably trying to convince my husband to have another baby. Instead… I applied to The Apprentice in January and the last 12 months have been an incredible (at times absurd) rollercoaster. It just goes to show - you really never know what is going to happen.
My Nan used to say ‘que sera, sera- whatever will be, will be'. While all these big newsworthy things are happening around us, focus on your own little life and try to make your own future happen the way you want to. If you’ve had a rubbish 2016, make sure you try to like 2017 a little bit better. As the lovable Paul Daniel’s used to say "You'll like this ... not a lot, but you'll like it".