So, it just occurred to me yesterday that a decade is coming to a close today. Not just a year, but a decade. I've seen all the "best of the decade" lists and such. But it just sunk in yesterday.
How did a decade go by so fast? I was just a kid when 2000 arrived. I was literally packing my things to move out of my parents house. I was just getting started in my first job out of college.
And in ten years?
I've lived on my own, taken care of myself, paid my own bills. I've fallen apart and put myself back together again (with some help). I bought a car. I've run countless miles. I've lapped the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I've run though the tunnel and on to the field at Notre Dame Stadium. I've crossed the finish line on Boylston. I've fallen love. I've gotten married. I've had my heart broken and put back together again. I've established myself in a career. I've taught countless kids how to multiply and divide and to love books and reading and The Beatles. I've seen U2 13 times. I saw Tina Turner once. I've helped welcome nieces and goddaughters and nephews. I entered my 30s. I've watched history. I've helped make history. I've been happy. I've been sad. I've fought. I've cried. I've laughed and laughed.
This is the first time in my life a decade seemed to go fast.
Somewhere in the last ten years, I turned in to a grown-up.
(Or something like that....)
Happy New Year.