It wasn’t until I was driving to work this morning and heard it mentioned on NPR that I even considered that this New Years is ushering in a new decade. That made me pause and think about how my life had changed in the past 10 years.
It was a very eventful decade for me. I have lived in Detroit, Sparks, Carson City, and Reno. I have worked for four different companies. I ditched a long term boyfriend and then got married a little over a year later to JB. We bought a house. We had two kids. I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, Italy, and practically too many US cities to count.
Overall, I feel blessed. Great things have come my way, and I’m so happy where I’m living and loving my family. I think the only thing leaving a sour taste in my mouth is this darn Recession.
I vividly remember asking my Grandmother once what it was like to live during the Great Depression.
I wish she would have given more details, but I’m beginning to understand how heavy that depression can weigh on a person. When the recession first hit, we didn’t really feel the pain. But with the housing market and the job market tanking while we live in one of the communities most hard hit by the Recession, I feel the strain. It’s no Great Depression, but it is depressing just the same. We’ve weathered it so far, and here’s hoping for a nice rebound in the next decade.
Sending a virtual cheers and New Years kiss to all of you!
I sign off with a video of pictures from our family’s good times in 2010.