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29 December 2009

end of a decade

I was born in the '80s, and the '90s was full of high school drama and growing up. The 2000s is the first decade I can adequately comprehend... and it's going to be over in a couple of days. From 2000 to 2010, some highlights (and low-lights).

2000- Captain of high school swim team
2000- Broke up with first boyfriend (dated since '96)
2001- Graduated high school
2001- Moved to Oregon for college
2002- Changed college major from Computer Science to Math
2003- Started working at the college bookstore (selling computers, iPods, CD-Rs, etc.)
2004- Changed college major from Math to Political Science
2005- Sold beloved 1973 VW Beetle (after owning 7 years)
2005- Graduated college
2005- Engaged
2005- Moved to ND to start Masters' program and be closer to parents
2006- Started first "real" job
2006- Parents moved to east coast
2006- Married
2007- First new car
2007- Graduated with Master's degree
2007- Divorced
2008- Started Ph.D. program
2008- Traded in first new car for second new car
2008- New job, better pay
2009- Engaged
2009- Became a first time homeowner
2009- Married

This last decade took me from age 16 to 26, and it's been a busy one to say the least. I can't predict everything that will happen in the 2010s, but I do have some hopes:

Doctorates for me and Pink Hubby.
Careers that continue to be lucrative.
A school-loan-free life.
Good health for us and our families.
A kid or two, if and when we deem we're ready.

In 2010 though, I'm dreaming smaller (but still big):

I want to finish the coursework for my Ph.D.
I want to make a quilt.
I want to pay off one of our cars (they are both 2008 model years).
I want to take a honeymoon.

None of these are exactly resolutions, but they're still something to strive for. Goals.

What have you done in the past 10 years? What do you want to do in the next 10? Do you believe in New Years Resolutions?