It occurred to me sometime last week that we are nearing the end of the first decade of the 2000s. Insane! Can you picture 10 years ago and were you were at this time? I was in middle school, without a computer or cell phone (omg)! So much in the world has changed that we all know and have experienced, but personally as well, everyone goes through so much in 10 years.
I remember when it turned 2000. Let me paint you a picture... New Year's Eve 1999, I am 14 years old. My girlfriends and I had a sleepover at one of our friend's house, and we were all huddled together, holding hands, counting down to midnight, in anticipation of the dreaded and feared Y2K...
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.....1
Happy New Year! It's 2000! Wait? The lights didn't flicker, the world didn't end, what? Y2K? What about all the bad stuff that was supposed to happen? We were all so nervous and then nothing, and we were disappointed (haha)!
Looking back over the past 10 years, so much has changed for me, as this decade represents a huge part of my life (ages 14-24) and shaping me into who I am now and who I will become...
graduating high school, graduating college, loves and heartbreaks, gaining family members, losing family members, making new friends, losing touch with old friends, traveling to new places, first job and taste of the "real world"...
the list goes on and on.
What I do know about the past 10 years is I wouldn't have done it any other way... well I guess there are a few regrets here and there, of course, but the majority seems to be just as it should be.
I hope for the next 10 years to continue most of these things: make new friends, get married and expand my family, enjoy new personal and professional experiences.
What did the first decade of the 2000s mean to you? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?