How's the first few days of the new decade treating you??
So far, I am loving this new decade. But then again, I got to spend a whole four days with Mr. Spice just hanging out with our two favorite animals and seeing family and friends, so what's not to love???
But before I move forward and begin to think about some new years resolutions (or am I too late for that?), I am jumping on the look back bandwagon.
Here's my decade in review:
*Traveled in three continents -totaling 14 countries.
*Traveled to 20 states (love that all the back east ones are clumped together).
*Spent three months backpacking through Europe.
*Spent three months interning in DC and lobbying on the Hill.
*Went on girls trips to Miami, Boston, Seattle, Santa Barbara, New York, Philly and Cabo!!
*Got my B.S. and my Masters.
*Purchased my first cell phone- and six more after that.
*Purchased three ipods.
*Sold my first car, le sigh.
*Bought my second car.
*Went to the Rose Bowl and saw the Huskies win!! Go Dawgs.
*Lived in a 5-bedroom in Seattle, a 4-bedroom in Santa Barbara, a 3-bedroom in San Francisco, a 2-bedroom in Marin, and a 1-bedroom back in San Francisco. Oh, and I can't forget my Jr. 1-bedroom when I first moved to Santa Barbara.
*Kissed my College Crush and realized it was over rated.
*Kissed the love of my life and realized it was under rated.
*Adopted a dog.
*Moved in with the boy and gained a cat.
*Saw my Brother and Sister get married.
*Became a "in-law."
*Became an Aunt FOUR times over.
*Witnessed a large boat load of friends get married.
*And a small boat load of friends have babies.
*Got offered four jobs (took three of them).
*Went skiing in three states and two countries.
*Met the love of my life the year that the Steelers won the Superbowl.
*Married that man the next year the Steelers won the Superbowl.
*Finally voted for the winning Presidential Candidate.
*And took my dog on a walk at least 1,550 times.
I think it's fitting that in 2000 I went to Europe to better understand who I was, and almost a decade later I walked 50 feet down an aisle to a man who understands me completely.
It's been a good decade, but I am ready for 2010. Fresh, clean, new. How can you not like that?