Lessons, Resolutions, and Predictions for 2017

Jason McCormick
Jan 1, 2017 · 1 min read

Lessons from 2016:

  1. If you want something, ask.
  2. Self-deprecation gets internalized. Speak well of yourself.
  3. If someone wants to be with you, they will find a way.
  4. Some fights are worth picking.
  5. Lift others up.


  1. Complete two major projects.
  2. Travel more. Hopefully internationally once.
  3. Become a better teacher, writer, and comedian. I can always be better.
  4. Treat myself.
  5. Spend more time with family, friends, and those who care for me.


  1. 2017 will be hard. The turn of the year doesn’t resolve the troubles of 2016. But there will be moments of beauty and grace in standing against the hardship.
  2. Facebook will drop off considerably. People have learned to question their social media habits and how it affects them psychologically.
  3. Several of my friends are on the edge of achieving some really special things in their given fields. I can’t wait to see them succeed.
  4. There will be a new emergence of stunning art across all media. It will be more diverse, immersive, and ultimately, human.
  5. I believe we are driving toward either a global revolution or renaissance. I don’t think it will arrive this year but the choices made will push people one way or another. In the end, I believe in hope.

Jason McCormick

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Published writer and lecturer at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I research monsters and write tales of whimsical horror.