Didn't Love 2018? Use One of These Instagram Captions to Put the Old Year Behind You

2018 didn't treat everyone equally. For some of us, it was downright bad, and we're eager to put it behind us.

While the arrival of Jan. 1 doesn't necessarily mean you'll get to wipe the slate completely clean, it doesn't hurt to try. Start fresh with one of these Instagram captions all about putting the old year behind you.

For the photo of you ditching whatever held you back last year:

"When you hold onto a script that doesn't serve you, you leave no space to write a new one that does."

―Jennifer Ho


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For the meditative pic of you looking calm and content in the now:

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."



For the shot of you going for what you want this year and not resting on the laurels of the last:

"You can't feed today's hunger with yesterday's meal."

-TJ Milam


For the happy, sunshiny pic showing that no matter what happened in the past, it's not getting to you now:

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you."

-Walt Whitman

Happy teen couple playing outside

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For when you're simply feeling hopeful for the future:

"The past is always tense, the future perfect."

-Zadie Smith


For the selfie showing off the new you for the new year:

"Out with the old, in with the new."


For when you're keeping the past in mind, but only to live a better future:

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

-Søren Kierkegaard


For the single throwback picture to your favorite memory of the previous year before you finally move on:

"Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."

-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice 


For letting the world know you're letting go of toxic people in the new year without throwing too much shade:

"Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny."

―Steve Maraboli

Unsplash: woman laughing in front of a colorful graffitied wall

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For the pic of you doing something that makes the world a better place:

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."

-George Bernard Shaw


For the snap of a powerful moment brought on by your positive thinking in the new year:

"Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday."

-Sarah Ban Breathnach


For any shot of you attempting to get the year off on the right foot:

"Never let the past spoil your present or govern your future."


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