Thousands of social media users took to Twitter to describe their experiences of 2014.
The majority of the 60,000 Twitter users posting under the hashtag #2014In5Words are concerned with personal life events - but the hashtag has also been latched on to by One Direction fans.
Other big concerns and reflections among social media users include weight loss or gain and declarations of celebrity love.
Finally, global events do get a look in. Many users tweet about 2014 being the year for feminism but others also mention Black Friday, Robin William’s sad death, racial tensions in the US, the Sony hacking debacle and the disappearance of MH17.
Here are some from the hashtag:
niall zayn louis harry liam #2014In5Words— niall af¨̮ gül❀ (@wazzuppniall) December 19, 2014
#2014In5Words The year we bottled it— Scott Wilks (@scottwilks) December 19, 2014
Where did that plane go? #2014In5Words— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) December 19, 2014
Wait, the cops did WHAT? #2014In5Words— αηιs (@H0XH4) December 19, 2014
From Malala Yousafzai to Elizabeth Warren, 2014 is best summed up as: "Women are changing the world." #2014In5Words— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) December 19, 2014