I’ve noticed a lot of people writing not just Year in Review posts, but Decade in Review posts, so I think I’ll bore you all with separate Decade in Review, Year in Review, and What’s up for 2010 posts. Why be succinct when you don’t have to? LOL
While I’m in a pretty good place now, this was a bit of a rough decade for me. I spent the first half trying to get pregnant/trying to stay pregnant/surviving an infant who woke every two hours until he was two and only slept a bit better after that/struggling with postpartum depression/trying to survive a second pregnancy while handling a child who was a REALLY difficult three year old. Along the way, I also got my “dream” job only to discover my boss was not as family friendly as she professed and that managing a HUGE budget while seriously sleep deprived was more stress than I could handle. I became a stay at home mom, which was quite honestly never on my “bucket” list and is still one of the more challenging things I’ve ever done.
That’s not to say that the first decade of the 2000s was all bad either.
Good things that happened between 1/1/00 and 12/29/09:
- Jones was born
- Shoo was born (at home and was the most empowering experience I’ve had in my life)
- Beer Geek and I celebrated our 11th anniversary with an Elvis Renewal of the Vows in Las Vegas
- We travelled to Scotland, Belgium, and The Azores (Portugal)
- We also visited California, New York, Maine, Florida, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Connecticut, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas, and Nevada (not to mention drove through a few other states)
- We visited more than 50 breweries (I think closer to 70) and attended multiple “beer events” (I’m pretty sure we hit a brewery or a brewpub in every place we visited, with the lone exception of the Azores, where I was too busy puking from morning sickness to care about beer.)
- We celebrated Beer Geek’s 40th birthday with a day at a local beer festival with 15 of our closest friends
- I ran my first marathon
- I ran 4 half marathons, 3 10 milers, and numerous shorter races (not bad considering my first race was in March 2007)
- I ran races in 8 different states and came up with my goal of all 50 states by age 50.
- I started this blog so that I no longer bore my IRL friends with this kind of stuff.
Back tomorrow with my progress on my 2009 goals (only 3.9 miles left to hit 100 miles in December).
12 thoughts on “2000-2009: the roller coaster years”
What a spectacular run of years!I would love to hear what you think you were thinking 10 years ago, compared to where you are right now. Congrats on all you have accomplished
Congratulations on all of those accomplishments! Can't wait for the reaching 1000 post!
That is a lot to experience in 10 years! Loved reading it.
wow, what a decade! You had a homebirth? That is amazing! I wanted a homebirth with number two, but I knew Rich wasn't comfortable with it. I kick myself for not pursuing it further. Ah well. Have a happy new year friend!!
wow, what a decade! You've accomplished SO many wonderful things!!!!!!!! i won't be looking back on this decade on my blog, LOL, since i was 14 in 1999, i'd like to forget the first half of this decade!! 🙂
Going international with your love of beer – sweet!
Very productive decade! I love that you did this post! Why can I not even remember what the hell I did these past 10 years?? Must have blocked it out…
Sounds like a busy decade!
Overall, it sounds like this decade has brought many good things. It's amazing to think of how much can happen in ten years, isn't it? Happy New Year!I'm WAY behind on posts, but I hope you and the family had a wonderful holiday! I saw on FB that you have racked up some serious mileage this year – congrats!
Love this decade review post! Congrats on your accomplishments and Happy New Year!
This is why I leave the important biz niz of babies to those who can handle it. It might just be too much for me;)Happy New Year.
That's a big decade! You made a lot of progress on your 50 states goal this year, way to go. I really want to do the Madison Mini again in 2010 . . . definitely on the list!