Thursday, December 31, 2009

The end of a decade.

Can you believe it's the end of yet another decade? I've been alive for two and a half decades and this past one has definitely been the most momentous.

This past decade I:

- Had my first boyfriend (we won't go there).
- Had my last boyfriend (now my husband).
- Graduated high school, then graduated college.
- Gained the freshman fifteen, then lost it, then gained the post-marriage 20 (beware, newlyweds!) Then lost most of it.
- Had blond, black and brown hair (brown for most of the decade). I just died my hair black/brown!
- Got engaged, then got MARRIED!
- Had 4 jobs, hated all but one.

I learned a lot about myself and grew a lot. Here I am at 25 and I know there is a lot more to learn, but I can begin to see the woman I am becoming.

I really believe the next decade will be the best decade of my life. If all things goes as planned I/we will:

- Completely change career paths and *hopefully* become successful at doing what I love.
- Buy our first house (and maybe second, and knowing us... third!)
- Have our first, second, third and maybe fourth baby (yes, we want four but from what I hear that may change after the first. But Matt's cousin is on her fourth so maybe it runs in the family ;) haha).
- Finally stop living paycheck to paycheck

I have so many personal and professional goals for 2010, and I've touched on them a lot so I won't go there... but I do want to wish everyone a very happy and SAFE New Years! I'll be ringing in the new year eating really great food and spending time with family.


{The pictures are styles of houses that I really like... I always tell my husband I want our first house to have lots of windows and be nestled in trees}


  1. Happy New Year!

    Great goals! With planning a family, it'll keep changing even after your first one. I wanted four, but right after one baby I was afraid at the thought of a second. Now, my first is 3 yrs and for sure I want another, and maybe even a 3rd or 4th...;)

    Best Wishes!

  2. Best Wishes! I really enjoy reading your blog.

    For years we thought that buying a home was unattainable goal. But we just bought one at 10% down and we're getting a nice tax credit check from the govt since we're first time buyers. woohoo. You can probably do it if you really scrimp for a few months (like we did!) We couldn't be happier!

  3. I hope to be a Grandmother this decade (thought I'd NEVER say that....)! GREAT goals and I know you'll make them all (except for maybe the 4th kid..) Mom

  4. I have faith that you will be able to accomplish every one of your goals in the next ten years. From what I have read since I started following your blog, you know what you want and you are willing to work for it. So, with that kind of attitude, why wouldn't you get where you want to go? With that said, I wish you the best of luck and hope you reach all of your goals and more!

    You also inspired me to plan ahead of the next ten years, too, which I posted on my blog, so thanks! :)

  5. I love this post! I think I might do something similar tomorrow! :)

  6. Love your blog but have to make a tiny correction...the new decade does not begin until 2011 (think of it as a new baby, born at 0 and turns one a year later. Also, that makes you alive for 4 decades so far ;)

    Keep up the design inspiration, it keeps me focused on my goals!!

    Best in 2010!


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