Joe Giudice started 2019 as a detainee.
And he's ending it as an estranged United States resident who is now living abroad, on the verge of divorce.
In other words: Things can only get better in 2020... right?
This appears to be what the disgraced ex-reality star is thinking/hoping at least, as Giuidice jumped on Instagram this week and sounded quite excited about the 12 months ahead.
He even included a few resolutions, along with a brand new motto/nickname for himself.
"Rolling into New Years!! yep that’s me! A New Year's resolution is something that went in one ear and out the other!" wrote the former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member on his official social media page.
Joe, of course, typed these words from Italy, where he's been residing for several weeks now while awaiting word on his deportation appeal.
Assuming it gets denied, Giudice will never be permitted to live in America again because he broke federal law as a non-U.S. citizen.
At least partly due to this circumstance -- and also due to a total lack of love between the couple -- Joe and Teresa Giudice recently separated and are most definitely going to get divorced some time soon.
With Teresa at home and allegedly dating someone new, Joe just spent some time in his native country with his four daughters.
Hence, the photograph above, which he also shared on Instagram.
Following this visit from his kids, Giudice has seemingly arrived at a few realizations about himself and what lies ahead.
"I sat with myself in Rome and reflected about how I’m jumping into 2020," he wrote, elaborating in garbled fashion:
My new “juicyJoemotto” “don’t regret anything, think twice, ask,absorb be a sponge, and be humble and patient to my new surroundings!””AaaaaawwYeah!
He may want to add "do not commit bankruptcy fraud," based on his past actions, but hey: These are also all good rules to try and live by.
Days before making the resolutions above, Joe posted a picture from Italy of himself and his kids -- Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10 -- in the Roman Colosseum, writing at the time about the adjustments he'll follow through on in 2020.
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. 'Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently,'" Joe said, quoting Henry Ford and adding:
"In 2020, I may have to learn to be self-restraint with bowl usage, hot water heating, or lack of American amenities but I can get accustom to that cause I get to see these faces again!!
"Till next time!!"
Neither Teresa nor Joe has spoken out on the end of their marriage.
But various sources from a variety of outlets have confirmed this relationship is dead, gone, caput, over forever and ever and ever.
And Joe doesn't sound too broken up about it, either.
"I posted this message in morning but I choked up and I took it down then I thought part of regrowth is acceptance!!" he wrote on December 28, looking ahead once again to what's ahead and concluding:
"This year, I have done a lot of self reflection I now know to be Happy and content with who I am and what I have food, bed, air, girls, and family.
"I learned in there All you have to do is love yourself and be the BEST!
"I'm letting go of 2019 with my beautiful girls but promising them the BEST of ME IN 2020!!"