Trending: 101 things to leave behind in 2017 and what to carry on doing in 2018!

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A hashtag has been trending on Twitter and it is inspiring people to discuss all the things that we need to leave behind in 2017 before starting 2018.


The ‘101 things to leave behind in 2017’ tag has been trending on Twitter and there are many things we fully agree on! We thought we would compile a list of what people are wanting to leave behind in 2017.

These things have made 2017 a tough year so leaving them behind will mean a much better 2018!

101 things to leave behind in 2017! (not the full list)

  • “Questions like: when are you graduating? When are you getting married?” – Aphiwe Nqala
  • “Toxic family and friendships. Heartache. Bad energy. Hopelessness. Jealousy. Hatred. The Past.” – Lwazi Msomidata
  • Expensive Data!
  • “Changing yourself to fit the standards of people who don’t even know who they are.” – Zamokuhle Mashele
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment
  • Absent parents
  • Bigots, racists, homophobes, misogynists etc
  • Body shaming
  • Gender Roles
  • “The pressure of the mindset of ageing and not accomplishing certain things at a certain time. Everything has its own time” – Simply Ora
  • “Moaning about National Sports teams” – Matt Haddon
  • Poor Leadership
  • Corruption
  • Abuse against women and children
  • Poverty, Hunger, Homelessness
  • Weak Rand
  • Unemployment and Job loss

These are just a few of the hundreds of comments on Twitter. What are you ready to leave behind in 2017? Let us know in the comments section below.

We are still very excited to continue to move forward in 2018 and there is an equally long list of things we cannot wait to see in continue in 2018!

Things to continue in 2018!

  • Uplifting people in need
  • Petrol attendants making us proud and being more than just their jobs
  • Feeding thousands of people in South Africa
  • Spreading love and kindness
  • Creating hope and restoring faith in people
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Standing up for others
  • Sharing the Good News in SA
  • Staying positive and never giving up
  • Doing something small that means the world to others
  • Fighting for the rights of women and children
  • Working towards a better South Africa
  • Standing up to corrupt officials

These are just a few of the things we cannot wait to see blossom in 2018! What will you be carrying through to 2018?

Sources: Twitter
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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