Was That It?

It’s New Year’s Eve 2009 and it has been ten years since the anti-climax that were the millennium celebrations.


Or nine years if you were one of the pedants who pointed out with a nasal whine that the new millennium actually started in 2001, while conveniently forgetting that we had changed calendar systems several times during the previous 1000 years.

So where did those ten years go and what the hell did I do? On reflection, that’s probably been the most productive and rewarding decade of my life so far. Here’s a list of the big-hitters of “The Noughties”:

  1. Completed a degree (2001)
  2. Started working at IBM (2001)
  3. Bought my first house (2003)
  4. Got married (2004)
  5. Turned 30 (2007)
  6. Became a Dad (2008)

That’s not bad going in terms of “big life events” and all within the decade.

So what’s to come in 2010 and beyond? Don’t really know actually… no plans at the minute for any of the following:

  1. More education
  2. New job
  3. New house
  4. New wife
  5. More children

All I say with any degree of conviction is that in 2017 I will turn 40. It’s going to be good though.