15 New Year's Eve Instagram Captions That Say Goodbye To 2017

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The end of a year is often accompanied by a feeling of sadness and nostalgia, but let's be real here: we're all more than ready to say goodbye to 2017. While some of us may have had a good year on a personal level, the world at large, and America in particular, seemed to be collapsing around us (sorry to be so grim). The political world was in a constant state of disarray, natural disasters seemed intent on topping one another, and many of us felt a loss of hope. Despite all of those horrible things, 2018 is so close we can taste it, and it's time to try to move on. What better way to do that than with the perfect New Year's Eve Instagram caption ideas to say goodbye to 2017?

However you plan on ringing in the new year, you'll probably be posting a photo on your Instagram account to bid farewell to the past year. Maybe you're not big on the long, personal captions some people like to write. You might want something short, snappy, and to the point, something that will help get you some extra likes and show off your clever side. We've got your back. Here are a few perfect New Year's Eve Instagram captions that will help you, and your followers, say a much-needed goodbye to 2017, a year that had a little too many downs. Here's to new beginnings!

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." -C. S. Lewis

If you want to be optimistic while also acknowledging the fact that 2017 was a garbage year... this quote is for you.

New year, same me, bigger goals.

Because setting goals in a new year doesn't always mean you're trying to change who you are!

“If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” — Ratatouille

Want to appear as the wise friend in 2018? Post this quote with your own inspiring NYE photo.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

If you're ready to make some serious changes in 2018, this quote makes a perfect caption.

2017, you couldn't have set the bar any lower.

Hey, it's true!

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Or, if you want to be a little less negative, focus on the positive aspects of December 31st.

12 new chapters, 365 new chances.

Ah, yes, the best metaphor of all time: life is a book (I'm not being sarcastic, I genuinely love this metaphor).

Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you are meant to be.

For the yogi in all of us.

“Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is just a new beginning.” —Uptown Girls

Wouldn't this be perfect under a party photo?

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; And next year’s words await another voice.” — T. S. Eliot

If you want to be more serious with your Instagram caption, use this quote.

So I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.

A simple way to say goodbye to the last year while saying hello to the new one.

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

This is for anyone who is having trouble letting things go with the new year.

Grateful for where I'm at, excited for where I'm going.

Just a reminder to put a more positive spin on things.

"The old life is gone, a new life has begun." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Because not all Instagram captions need to be long and complicated.

If it didn't bring you joy, just leave it behind. Let's ring in the new year with good things in mind.

And with that, let's make our way into 2018.