Time of My Life!
Apparently this past decade was considered sucktastic.
Fortunately, I didn’t get that memo.
I came of age in the 2000s. I settled into my womanhood and started to shed much of my youthful self-consciousness. Certainly there were some unsteady steps along my journey but each one has led me squarely to the place I am in right now.
This decade saw me be
A student (undergraduate and graduate), an hourly worker, an unemployed person, and a salaried worker.
A girlfriend, a fiance, then a wife, a mom-to-be and a mother
A daughter, a sister, a niece, and an auntie
A roommate, an acquaintance, and a friend
A know-it-all, a know-nothing, and a want-to-know-something
A laugher and a mourner
A lover and a fighter
An introspective navel-gazer
So I say goodbye to the 2000s with fondness, particularly as I think of those who didn’t make it here with me.