Tuesday, January 19, 2010


People have talked a lot about the past decade leading up to 2010 being terrible for America. However, for me, it was quite eventful in a mostly positive way. Definitely the most eventful of my 30 (ahem)+ years. During this decade, I:

got married to E

quit my corporate job
went back to school for my teaching credential

started teaching kindergarten

had some 'adjusting' to being married

stress of new job caused literal twenty pound weight loss in 3 months
(no worries, weight eventually came back)

learned to ski

moved to teacher apartment complex

settled in to being married and fell more in love with E

supported E as he pursued teaching also and became high school teacher

ran a marathon

had a baby, Miss P

Miss P hospitalized after four days due to freak illness, breastfeeding doesn't work, rocky start to motherhood

suffered and recovered from post-partum depression

joined Las Madres, and eventually became co-director of my playgroup

really started feeling like and l-o-v-i-n-g being a mom

reduced my teaching schedule to part-time hours, had many job-shares

made many new friends

became a big sister, aunt, and godmother

was twice a bridesmaid and gained new sister-in-laws

bought first home

major fallout with relatives

marriage grew stronger

sent miss p off to preschool

loved blissful Thursdays and Fridays at home with my three, then four year old and our friends. Coffee, then the park, the zoo, the library or a playdate. Was the life. A unique, treasured period of time.

went back to work full-time

sold first home and purchased second home

And of course there are things that I'm sure I'm leaving out! I don't know what is in store yet for this next decade, but I'm planning for 2010 to be a year of (small) celebrations. Next up is a post of resolutions. Hey, it's still January after all!

1 comment:

Hilary said...

I was just thinking I had ALL my kids in that decade and how crazy it is how much happened in my life. I'm sure other decades will be crazier, but none will have as much to "say" about.