19 things to look forward to in 2019

Updated 1654 GMT (0054 HKT) December 19, 2018

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(CNN)You did it! You survived the passage of time and made it to another year, which means it's time to bask in the fleeting enthusiasm that comes with new resolutions and fresh planners and a slate wiped (kind of) clean of all of 2018's garbage. Savor that feeling, because before you know it, 2019 will become just as exhausting and weird.

However, there ARE some fascinating, significant, entertaining and promising things coming down the ol' time road that are bound to be bright spots no matter what 2019 brings. Let's enjoy them together.

1. Hope for the opioid crisis

It's no secret that opioid deaths and overdoses are at crisis levels in the US. However, 2019 may bring new ways of fighting this epidemic. Every year, the Cleveland Clinic rele