Isn’t that kind of hard to believe?
2009 is almost done, and the noughties are nearly through. I’m not sure about this whole “end of a decade” malarkey though, I must say. Maybe it’s because we can all remember the end of a millennium, but the end of a decade barely registered with me until I turned on the TV and saw a presenter getting very! excited! about! it!
But then I thought about it properly, and it’s been a heck of a decade though really, hasn’t it? Whether I look at it from a global perspective or a national one, in the lives of my friends and family, or at what’s happened to me personally.
In the noughties I…
Made some of my best friends.
Was betrayed or let down or sold out by a few people (none of whom I know now, praise heaven).
Learned how to stick up for myself.
Was hurt more than I’d ever understood I could be. And come out the other side.
Gained a dress size or two!
Earned a degree…
…and a PGCE.
Found my vocation. Got my first proper job.
Realised how blessed I was.
Was confirmed, and became a committed Christian.
Flew transatlantic for the first time.
Started this blog!
Visited Paris, Madrid, Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, Chapel Hill, Dallas, Houston, Niagara Falls, Nashville, and Lloret Del Mar!
Learned to drive and passed my driving test.
Lived in Aberdeen, Luxembourg, Durham, Forres, Evenley and London.
Stayed in a big hotel for the first time.
Cried at lots of weddings. And was a bridesmaid for the first time! 🙂
Became a Joinee. And went to loads of Join Meets. And made still more ace friends.
Greeted so many beautiful little people as my friends started settling down.
Got my second job.
Bought a car. And sold a car.
Fell in love with a man I adore (and who’s sat next to me on the train, reading as I write this on my iPhone!).
Learned to be happy.
Made mistakes, apologised, cried, laughed, smiled, loved…
Wow, when you look at it that way….quite a busy little decade! :D. How were your noughties?
Review of 09 coming up soon, as are my review if this years ‘New Year’s Ambitions’ and the setting of some new ones! I hope everyone is having a lovely time betwixt Christmas and New Year’s!