Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Joanne - a retrospective

Borrowed from Cat who borrowed it from someone else...

10 Years Ago:

I was 21. (sigh)
I had just broken up with my first boyfriend.
I was in Fairbanks finishing up school.
I was working at the university library and Girl Scout Camp in the summer.
Kate (in Vermont) had moved out of our dorm room in a fit of self preservation. We wasted a year not speaking, mostly because of me.
I was in a very bad way for quite a long time.

5 Years Ago:

I was 26.
I was living in California.
Michelle had moved out and we had a new boy roommate.
I took my parents to Disney World. My little sister joined us and it was the 2nd time I had seen my niece.
I was working at the dot com for a bunch of bitches (including the gay man) who caused me to eat tums like candy and cry on my drive home from work on a regular basis.

3 Years Ago:

I was 28.
My older sister died of leukemia. It was the first time anyone I was close to had died. (To this day she's still the only person I've been close to that has died.)
I moved to Seattle.
I spent far too long unemployed.
I drank far more than I should've.
I missed my high school reunion because I was moving.
I had my first ever one night stand. (Yeah, yeah I know... Not a big fan though, and not likely something I want to do again.)

1 Year Ago:

I turned 30. (Sigh)
I cut off all my hair. (yay!)
I got a tattoo. (yay! yay!)
My favorite ferret died.
A boy and I stopped seeing each other.
I volunteered, a lot!
I took my Brownies camping.
I had been at my job almost a year. A new job that I actually like.
I started hanging out with Matty regularly.
And the best part... Michelle came to visit! YAY! YAY!


I am 31. (beats the alternative I suppose).
I still volunteer a lot.
I went to visit Michelle!
I started doing my Sunday Adventures.
I am going to Hawai'i in less than 2 weeks.
I've been helping someone move.
I still have 1 ferret, she doesn't know she isn't the fave, although I guess now by default she is. :)
I still have the strength and health to get up every morning.
There have been far more light days than dark days.


cat said...

i am a little envious of how in the past ten years you have lived in more than one place. i have been in the same bloody province since i was born. i just moved from one town to an other when i moved. from A to B. now i am in B. i would like to live SOMEWHERE else. sigh. i have never had the guts to just bite the bullet and move. but we might do it this summer. maybe. at least by the end of this year...*fingers crossed*

Peeved Michelle said...

I've been around awhile.

Mishka said...

Sounds like a great adventure so far...might have to steal the idea and post something like it on my blog...we'll see.

Kate the Peon said...

I like this. I'm gonna steal it.

Cindy-Lou said...

Very nice, Joanne! I'm jealous that you and Michelle are going to Hawaii.