Why 2016 can go to hell (and why 2017 should be amazing)

This year has been the worst, but stick with me because it'll all be ok. This is (roughly) chronological
  1. Our kitchen flooded the first week of January, resulting in a giant hole in our floor and needing to completely refloor our kitchen and dining room along with replacing our cabinets
  2. I found out my place of work (a grad school) has a $10 million budget deficit, resulting in major layoff after 3 straight years of layoffs
    I was not affected but that is a good way to kill morale
  3. My sister's mother-in-law died of brain cancer at 59 after a 4 year battle
  4. My brother's brother-in-law was found dead in a hotel room after dealing with health issues his whole life. He was 27.
    And it may have been a suicide
  5. Christina Grimmie was murdered. My sister-in-law is 16 years old, and Christina was her first music Idol. She met her at a private concert at USC, and even gave her a gift that Christina kept and showed on regular occasions. It was like losing a best friend.
  6. My wife had a miscarriage
  7. After learning about the massive budget deficit at my work, we also learned that the school owed roughly $60 million in debt, and $10 million of it was coming due in November of this year. Those layoffs were widened and accelerated as a result of that news
  8. After earning my second master's degree (positive!) I learned that there would be no way for me to be promoted at work (negative), which was one of the main reasons I spent another $20000 on a master's degree I didn't need
  9. Donald fucking Trump is a presidential candidate this year
  10. Vin Scully will no longer call Dodger games after retiring at the end of this season
  11. José Fernández died in a boating accident, which was heart breaking on so many levels
  12. BUT
  13. My wife is pregnant with our first child
  14. I still have my job (definitely was not a guarantee this year)
  15. Even in the midst of people with crappy attitudes, there are still wonderful, beautiful people in this world
  16. So it's been a shitty year, but there is so much reason to be hopeful