I believe we can all agree now that it is over, that 2017 was an utter train-wreck of a year. With an increase in violence across the world and tragedy here at home, there was no shortage of reasons to want to get out of that year as soon as we could.
However, now that we have officially entered 2018, we seem to all feel a little more optimistic about things. In fact, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that this annum is going to be a huge improvement over the last, but not without danger...
From politics to sports, favorable zodiacs to really cool scientific progress, here are the top 6 reasons why 2018 is the year to watch!
A Royal Wedding
Probably the happiest thing we can all look forward to is the wedding between Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle. Last year, we received news that the prince had finally popped the question to the famous actress, and she said yes!
In November, the couple announced further details about their big day, setting the wedding date for May 19th. The last royal union was between Prince William and Kate Hudson, on April 29th, 2011, nearly seven years ago.
While the soon-to-be Duchess is definitely not your average royal, the couple will be keeping with most, if not all, traditions of the British monarchy, including standard military training for the bride-to-be.
We can't wait for the wedding day!
South Korean Olympic Games
With another set of Olympic Games this year, the world is excited to cheer on the latest in a championship that has been around for thousands of years. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be the 51st edition of the modern revival since they were renewed in 1896.
While the international sporting event is already significant in its own right, this one has everyone watching to see what happens with South Korea's unpredictable neighbor.
North Korea has always applied pressure to its southern border and in 2017 the tension seemed at its breaking point with missile launches and military defections. The country's dictator, Kim Jong-un, has since announced that he wishes the best for South Korea's events, so perhaps this could be the beginning of a better relationship between the two nations.
What does 2018 have planned for America, and more importantly, you?