15 Reflective Instagram Captions for All Your End-of-the-Year Photos

Ah, the end of the year.

A time for reflection, goal-setting and self-care—and obviously an opportune time to post an Instagram photo that captures it all. Keep scrolling for 15 reflective Instagram captions for all your end-of-year pics.

For a photo when you're struggling to let go of a really amazing 2018:

"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."

-Paulo Coelho

Unsplash: woman standing facing the sunset with her hand on her forehead

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For looking back on all of your achievements from the year:

"Your results are a reflection of the amount of work you put in."


For when the new year may bring what it brings, but at least you can say this year had a happy ending:

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."

-Orson Welles


For a photo reminding yourself not to mourn the end of the year:

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss


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For a photo when you feel caught between two years:

"For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice." 

-T.S. Eliot


For a photo when you're feeling hopeful about heading into a new year:

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." 

-C.S. Lewis


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For a photo reminding everyone that the end isn't really the end:

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."

-Hal Borland


For when it truly feels like time to move forward:

"The laughter and tears of yesterday start fresh with the dawn of a new year."


For a photo letting everyone know about the changes you plan to make next year:

"You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I'm only going to dread one day at a time." 

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! 


For a photo when you're regretting some of your 2018 decisions:

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

-Carl Brand

Woman leaning against a tree

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For when you're feeling reenergized and ready for anything:

"Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

-Neil Gaiman


For a photo reminding everyone to take advantage of the last few days of 2018:

"It might be one of the last days of the year that end up mattering the most. Make every minute count."


For you know that one door closing just means another will open soon:

"The endings won't end you."

-k. tolnoe


For a photo touting the importance of taking things one day at a time:

"Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be."

-Sonia Ricotti


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For a photo on the very last day of 2018:

"Page 365 of 365."


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