I have seen a bunch of posts in the last month where people recap their decade, going through the highlights of each year to cringe, reminisce, feel nostalgic and propel themselves forward into this new decade.
When I sat down to do a post of my own, I struggled with what I wanted to share/not share and how I wanted to share it. Then I saw an update from my Facebook page. “On this day 6 years ago…”
That’s when I realized that if there’s anything that can accurately recap the last 10 years, it is my Facebook statuses. 10 years ago, I was ALL ABOUT Facebook statuses. I liked trying to be witty and clever, I liked updating the Facebook universe on things they probably didn’t need to be updated on, and I often posted quotes from my favorite movies and television shows, or just funny one liners from my family and friends.
So, as we close in on 2020, on the 20’s, let’s see what my Facebook has to say about the 10’s.
I experienced loss.
I set goals.
I had road rage.
And I made myself laugh.
I made a wish
I started my first blog when I studied abroad in Australia…
…where I was able to manifest my wish.
I made important cuts
I asked important questions
And I continued to have road rage.
I graduated from college
I was grateful
I got into hockey
Like really into hockey
I took my stance on soul patches
And yes, I continued to have road rage
I met Bobby
I charted a new career path
I found a new motto
I questioned my brother’s plan for the zombie apocalypse
And I got into puns
I started this blog
I started my presidential campaign
I beat sinus congestion
I decided to start eating healthier
I stood up to the man
I got published
And I continued my relationship with puns
I became a meme
I questioned parenthood
And I lost control
I earned my black belt
I introduced the world to Kevin
And I got better at laundry
I started exercising
I embraced my true self
And I expressed my true fears
I let everyone know I ran the marathon…
…and then did nothing else except share my blog posts and spy on people.
Overall, I’m happy with where I came from and how I used that to get where I am now.
And even though my Facebook statuses are slim, if not completely nonexistent these days, at least I have this blog where I can do everything I was trying to do in those three sentence updates—including make myself laugh. Here’s to another 10 years.