New year, new me, right?

How about new year, new trends?

With each new year that comes, new habits and trends follow. From clothing and makeup styles to cultural norms, we live in a world that is constantly evolving, and I find that exciting.

However, every so often, our society comes up with some trends or habits that I find unnecessary, confusing, frustrating, or downright silly.

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It’s safe to say that 2023 was the year of Taylor Swift. Whether you are a self-described Swiftie or not, you knew her every move this year.

2023 was also the year that I realized I was officially “getting older” when I no longer understood popular slang words.

While I’m still wrapping my head around the word “cheugy”, Gen Z has moved onto terms like “rizz” and “bet”, and I officially turned a little more into my mother when I had to look them up.

2023 was also the year of skyrocketing insurance rates, rising inflation, and undesirable mortgage prices.

Were there any positive offerings that 2023 delivered? Of course.

But it also brought along a couple of doozies.

Some aspects of 2023 simply have no space on my 2024 vision board, and it appears that some of you agree.

We asked, and you answered. Here are some habits and trends that need to be left behind in 2023.

Here's to a new year, and hopefully, some more positive trends and habits.

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