What will 2030 bring me? I have no idea. My blog friend Lisa posted a decade recap, and I’ve been following her for probably 5 years and still learned some new things! So here I am copying her!
2010: I graduated from college, broke up with a hometown boyfriend, moved to the cities, and then moved to Duluth. I thought I was grown up, and oh I definitely wasn’t.
2011: Living in Duluth, work trip to Vegas (I haven’t been back since, but would like to) started dating someone and dipped a toe into cohabiting. Also the year I started the blog. 11/11/11
2012: I completed my first half marathon, quit my Duluth job, moved back in with my parents, stopped dating that person, and re-ignited my love of yoga.
2013: I became a marathoner and a certified yoga instructor. While the year before I ran my first half, and the year before that I ran a lot of 5ks, this was when I really embraced being active. I’ve lost that drive as the years go on, but I’m hoping that it comes back some day.
2014: This was a fun year! I was really enjoying being at home, working for my parents, and I had enough flexibility to do things. This was the year I did a triathlon, and was regularly working out twice a day between teaching yoga, my own swimming/running/biking workouts, and coaching dance.
2015: My parents retired, I was unemployed during the summer and networking as hard as I could. I wish I had waited and fought for a job in marketing, or at least marketing adjacent, but I didn’t, and life has taken me on quite the ride since then.
2016: I was in the thick of the MBA program, not loving my job, but also not sure what my next job should be. I loved living in St. Paul on Grand Avenue, and having the ability to walk and admire pretty houses.
2017: I completed the MBA program, briefly dated someone that taught me a good lesson about patience and appearances versus character.
2018: I didn’t write a year end recap, but the truth is 2016-2018 really blend together for me. The only distinction is when I bought my condo. I went on a lot of first dates, blogged about a few of them, and occasionally went on job interviews. At the end of the year I worked with a career coach who helped me re-write all of my job application materials and affirmed that my experiences and personality are valuable in the working world.
2019: I think I will write a year end recap, this year brought me a new job, and with that job I had enough budget cushion to buy a new car, and in non-monetary news, met a great guy.
What shifts have you experienced in the last decade?
Are there years you would like to pretend didn’t happen?