The 2000's - A Recap

How do you summarize 10 years? Especially the most life changing, eventful 10 years of my nearly 30 on earth.

The decade started with me as an 18 year old senior in high school. It ends with me a 28 year old not even newlywed anymore married woman. The time in between - man - it flew by!

High school graduation. Starting college. Changing my major in my second year. Moving to campus my third year. Graduating in only four years - no small feat this day in age it seems.

Voting for the first time ever. Becoming a legal adult.

Many jobs held - Portrait Studio at Target, Library Page at Columbia Heights Public Library, Student Librarian for Women's Choir at St. Kate's, Student Assistant in Office of Student Affairs at St. Kate's, Youth Minister at Immaculate, Receptionist at Fairview Pharmacy Services and now Administrative Assistant for Facilities and Supply Chain for Fairview Medical Group (formerly Columbia Park Medical Group).

Watching world events - 2000 presidential election - 9/11 - Hurricane Katrina - 35 W Bridge Collapse - the election of President Obama.

Dating Nate - Getting engaged to Nate - marrying Nate. Dealing with buying a house, buying new cars, adopting pets, surviving on one income for some extended periods of time.

Saying hello and goodbye and hello once again to many friends. Saying final farewells to several family members. Saying goodbye to the church I grew up in.

Traveling to Florida, St. Louis, Canada, and Northern MN several times over.

It's been quite a ride. I truly believe that in this last decade I have actually grown up. Yes I was considered an "adult" at the start of this decade, but the things I have experienced in 10 years have formed me into the person I am today. That being said, I have zero regrets. Everything has served a purpose for me and I've either learned from the bad things or embraced and rejoiced in the good things.

My only hope for the future is that I can continue focusing on taking one day at a time. Because the ride goes fast sometimes and I don't want to miss anything before it is over.

Happy New Year one and all. And Happy New Decade.


Jes said...

Happy New Year :)

Gina said...

The past 10 years have gone by so quickly, and it looks like the last 10 have been busy ones for you. Happy New Year! Hope the next 10 are just as wonderful for you!

simplicity said...

Happy New Year! Love your recap!