Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Decade? Really?

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.


Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

OMG. It totally did not even occur to me that it's been a decade until I read this! Wow. Much to process.

Looks like you've had an amazing decade! I hope this next one is even better!

Lyndsay said...

Hubs and I were just talking about that last night - how the "o"'s are now over. We met at the end of 1999 so it's been quite a decade for us too.
While it might feel like it's flown by, it sounds like you've accomplished some pretty significant things in this past decade! Sort of scary that by the end of THIS decade we'll be considered middle aged... hopefully the next decade takes a lot longer to unfold!
And 13 times? Seriously? Impressive.

Corinne said...

I read your post earlier, and it got me thinking about all that's happened in the last 10 years. And you're so right, this is the first that has flown by so quickly. 10 years ago I was still a freshman in college, now I have a husband... two kids... when did that all happen?
I hope the next decade will slow, but it doesn't seem like it will. Happy New Year :)

Baby Mama said...

Happy New Year to you too!! May the next ten be more fabulous than the last :)

Bacardi Mama said...

You really have had an eventful decade. Glad I was there for it. Happy New Year to you and hubby. Love you!