A Decade Later…

It’s unbelievable to look back at the first decade of this century. I remember the Y2K uproar sending families into a frenzy, stocking up on non-perishable food items and dreading the turn of the clock. Now, we’ve fast-forwarded 10 years and wondering what’s to come in 2011.

For me, the past 10 years were packed full of transitions, life lessons, friends, family and love. For the first time, I couldn’t depend on my parents completely, had to make my own choices and grew slowly into the person I am today.

Here are some of my highlights. What were yours?

2000, 08.19 Move In Day with Parents

2000: Transformed from a Southeast High School Golden Buffalo to a University of Kansas Jayhawk.

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2001: Gathered with fellow students at a candlelight vigil near the Campanile in honor of 9/11 victims. Photo by Thad Allender for the LJ World.

2002: Spent the summer in France during a six-week study abroad program.

2003, 04.07 Final Four

2003: Celebrated my 21st at the Hawk and took a road trip to cheer on the Jayhawks in Final Four in New Orleans. Photo published in LJ World.

2004, 05.23 Graduation Family

2004: Graduated, but decided to stay in Lawrence through the end of the year (luckily because Cory and I met that fall).

2005, 05.11 Cannes Film Festival

2005: Spent five months in Cannes, France before moving to Chicago in July.

2006, 08.08 GAWLC Tour

2006: Earned a full-time position at Weber Shandwick, a large PR firm downtown, working on got milk? programs.

2007, 01.13 First Family Picture

2007: Picked up Reina Boo in Georgia in January.

2008, 09.07 Lovie at 5 Weeks

2008: Had puppies and kept Lovie Buddy (and introduced friends to their new pets: Phonsie, Diesel and Chalmers).

2009, 11.28 Just Engaged!!!

2009: Bought a condo and got engaged!

2010, 10.16 Wedding Day

2010: Decided to take a leap professsionally, got married and visited South America for the first time. Photo by Makena Coscarelli.

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