The month was January and a plump lipped 18-year-old Kylie Jenner sat casually in front of a roaring fire, announcing her prediction for what the 12 months of 2016 were set to hold.
“I feel like every year has a new energy, and I feel like this year is really about just realising stuff,” the makeup mogul said at the time.
And while we all laughed backed then, it turns out the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner empire was maybe eerily on point.
2016 has been the year of realising things! And here’s just a mere five of them…
America's next president will either be a female or another white guy that resembles a talking potato with eyes.
We're political-nominee talk weary, it's true. But in an event that none of us (spare King Kylie, clearly), not even the most astute political analysts ever thought they would wake up one day to realise that the race for America's next president is now down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
And yet here we are.
Taylor Swift is not as squeaky clean as her media team has led us to believe.
First she broke up with Calvin Harris and got together with Tom Hiddleston shortly after. Then there was the airing of relationship laundry, and most recently was the almighty social media fall out with Kim and Kanye.
The first six and a half months of 2016 really has not been smooth sailing for America's most loved pop princess.
For many though, this fall from grace wasn't so much of a realisation as it was a confirmation that Tay Tay has a skeleton-filled closet just like the rest of us. Which I kind of like, actually.
The world without a female Ghostbusters ensemble was an empty one.
2016: the year we finally realised their was something strange in our cinematic neighbourhood and actually did something about it.
Don't get us wrong, the Ghosbusters guys did an alright job, but it's a universally known fact that if you want a city-engulfing supernatural disaster taken care of, you're going to need to bring ins some women to get it truly sorted.