The 2010s thread

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  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019 10:52 PM
    • Started my first job in late 2009 (so, basically started my career in 2010).
    • Met wife in 2012
    • Moved to NC in 2013 for new job, same industry
    • Married in 2015
    • Moved back to Midwest -- Chicago -- in 2018, same company by remote
    • Had kid in May of this year
    • Started taking classes for IT certifications 3 months ago, have passed both tests thus far with 6 more to go

    Crazy decade to say the least. I love my career, but am not compensated well enough and its starting to piss me off. Decided to go the IT route, since I have an above entry level knowledge from working in Television for over a decade. I've also achieved both things I set out to do in this field; win a National Sports Emmy (5) & work a Super Bowl (3). So, time to move on.

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 12:20 AM

    It's been a solid decade. 

    Started my current job in March of 2010 and have been working from home since 2017 (I think? The years run together lol.)

    Met my future husband in 2012. He bought a house and we moved in together in 2013, engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. About to finish up the last major house project (kitchen) in about 3 weeks. He also owns a rental property. 

    Two of my brothers got married. Four nieces and a nephew were born, with one more on the way in early 2020.

    Traveled a bunch - five cruises, three baseball trips (Boston, Chicago, Philly/New York), Naples, Denver/Estes Park, Asheville, South Dakota/Wyoming, Arizona x 4, Vegas x 2. Probably some more I'm forgetting. 

    Went to the Indy 500 four times. Went to hundreds of Indians games, plus every All-star event this past summer. Tailgated for every Browns home game for several years. Went to dozens of concerts, including 10 Rock on the Range/Sonic Temple shows and Billy Joel (😍).

    Basically did almost every fun thing I wasn't able to do when I was broke in my early 20s, and have no ragrets. Interested to see how the next decade shakes out. We'd like to buy more rentals. We're hoping to go on a trip to Egypt and Jordan in 2021, and should probably think about starting a family since my eggs are gonna expire. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 9:27 AM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    It's been a solid decade. 

    Started my current job in March of 2010 and have been working from home since 2017 (I think? The years run together lol.)

    Met my future husband in 2012. He bought a house and we moved in together in 2013, engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. About to finish up the last major house project (kitchen) in about 3 weeks. He also owns a rental property. 

    Two of my brothers got married. Four nieces and a nephew were born, with one more on the way in early 2020.

    Traveled a bunch - five cruises, three baseball trips (Boston, Chicago, Philly/New York), Naples, Denver/Estes Park, Asheville, South Dakota/Wyoming, Arizona x 4, Vegas x 2. Probably some more I'm forgetting. 

    Went to the Indy 500 four times. Went to hundreds of Indians games, plus every All-star event this past summer. Tailgated for every Browns home game for several years. Went to dozens of concerts, including 10 Rock on the Range/Sonic Temple shows and Billy Joel (😍).

    Basically did almost every fun thing I wasn't able to do when I was broke in my early 20s, and have no ragrets. Interested to see how the next decade shakes out. We'd like to buy more rentals. We're hoping to go on a trip to Egypt and Jordan in 2021, and should probably think about starting a family since my eggs are gonna expire. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    No regrets?

     

    Not even one letter?

     

     

    (Sorry, too easy!)

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 10:29 AM

    A lot happened here for me too. I started pursuing my "career" in fall 2009, so most of the important stuff happened from then on.

    • Married July 2010
    • Master's May 2011
    • New job/move to Ohio August 2011
    • Master's May 2013
    • New job/move to Kansas June 2013
    • First child March 2014
    • Second child March 2015
    • New job/move to NKY March 2017
    • Third child February 2018
    • Started a business April 2019
    • Started a league November 2019

    Things are going great! Busier than ever.

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 10:56 AM
    posted by thavoice

    No regrets?

     

    Not even one letter?

     

     

    (Sorry, too easy!)

    When it’s done on purpose, it’s typically quite easy to point out.

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 11:02 AM
    posted by OSH
    • First child March 2014
    • Second child March 2015

    Damn dude. How did you survive that.

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 12:09 PM

    I forgot trips to the Grand Canyon, Charleston and whitewater rafting in WV, which were all this year. 😩🤣

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 12:49 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    Damn dude. How did you survive that.

    It was awesome, honestly. Wasn't any issues at all. Worst was two in diapers, as well as two in childcare. But the 2018-19 year was terrible financially with 3 in childcare.

    Our first two are both girls, so they've gotten to be best friends. I hope it stays that way. My wife and I both don't have great relationships with our older brothers (only 1 older brother for each of us). We wish it were different, but can't force that if it's not reciprocated.

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 2:28 PM
    • Met my wife in 2010
    • Married in 2012
    • First kid in 2013
    • Bought our first house together in 2014 (I bought mine before her and I met )
    • Second kid in 2015
    • Bought our current house in 2017
    • Changed jobs in 2018
    • Starting new job on the 13th  
    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 4:45 PM
    posted by thavoice

    No regrets?

     

    Not even one letter?

     

     

    (Sorry, too easy!)

    Says the guy who lives 200 years from the lake. 

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019 11:53 PM

    Last post of 2019

    Wed, Jan 1, 2020 8:48 AM

    Same job (self-employed) - will probably look to sell in a couple of years.

    No family changes, celebrated 29 years with my awesome wife. A grandchild would be nice but starting to look like it's not in the cards.

    Same home, will likely move a couple of hours west once I retire (have three small towns near Asheville in mind).

    Bought a small camper in 2012. Have not been on an airplane on a non-business trip since. Have pretty well covered the eastern half of the country.

    Wed, Jan 1, 2020 3:58 PM

    Daughter born in 2010

    Refereed both girls and boys state basketball tournaments (can't remember years off top of my head)

    Received masters

    Moved to a small hobby farm in 2016

    Stopped drinking in April, 2015 - Still going strong (dropped 60 lbs)

    Coached our school's first district GBK title in 2017

    Wed, Jan 1, 2020 4:04 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Daughter born in 2010

    Refereed both girls and boys state basketball tournaments (can't remember years off top of my head)

    Received masters

    Moved to a small hobby farm in 2016

    Stopped drinking in April, 2015 - Still going strong (dropped 60 lbs)

    Coached our school's first district GBK title in 2017

    Those are good. You still officiate?

    Wed, Jan 1, 2020 8:13 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Those are good. You still officiate?

    I do not

    Thu, Jan 2, 2020 9:03 AM

    qualified for Boston Marathon 2 times

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