Post # 1
I saw this in the 20s board and thought it would be fun if we did it too!
10 years ago i was 20, just STARTED my bachelors degree, now i am almost done with my PhD! i just STARTED dating my ex-bf who i was with for 4 years (should have broken up after one year!). FI was no where in the picture. i was still living with my parents, i later moved out on my own for 3 years, then just 6 months ago, i moved from east to west coast for internship and FI came with me! wow! 10 years ago, i NEVER would have predicted i would be where i am now and with who i am!
Post # 3
Let’s see…10 years ago I was 25. I was working at IBM, had recently bought a new home, and was mama to an almost 4 year old. I wasn’t in any relationship and was very happy about that. I was definitely what you would call a serial dater (although I never brought anybody home). My daughter and I did a lot of travelling b/c I knew we would soon be bound by her school schedule.
Now 10 years later…different job, same house (until marriage), same daughter (although a sometimes moody teenager)…and FI who has been in my life for the last 4 years.
Life was good then…life is good now…just different
Post # 4
10 years ago I was 20, living with 4 other girls in a 2 bedroom apartment, getting drunk every.single.day.
Post # 5
10 years ago, I was delighted to be anticipating a cousin’s New Year’s wedding celebration! (It was black tie and very formal!) I loved the ballgown I wore and the celebration was the start of a fabulous marriage!
Post # 6
I was also 20 and a Junior at UCLA. I’m a long-term relationship girl and I think 20 was the most “single” I have ever been – probably not the safest year of my life, but I survived! I was in a sorority, the marching band, and was playing intramural soccer. Such a fun time!
Post # 7
I was 29…in my second year of medical school up to my ears in books. I had NO idea that I’d be moving to New Mexico soon, had not met FI (although I had talked with him on the phone once), and was getting ready to pick up my new puppy (who just turned 10 years old).
Post # 8
I SO can’t wait til I can REALLY come to this board in 4 months! I want to answer this so bad.LOL
Post # 9
I was 22, fresh out of college, starting my career, living in a shoe boxed sized apartment, and single. Now I live in a different city, have changed jobs a few times, live in a fantastic home, and I’m a newlywed!
Post # 10
love it! I was 21, sharing an apt with a friend (paying $245/mo for rent – you can only imagine) in my home state in NE, partying A LOT (lol), just started dating my ex (that’s a story in itself), working two crappy jobs, and attending community college. I have no idea how I had the energy for all that!
Now – have my master’s degree, renting a house with my amazing FH, and living in another area of the US. I never dreamed I would have a career, meet the man of my dreams or move out of my home town. Sometimes I look around and it amazes me 🙂
Post # 11
I was 20. Married to my ex-husband (who I divorced about 6 months later). I was a junior in college and had just decided to major in English.
Post # 12
10 years ago I was 21, a junior in college. Living in a house with four other girls. No relationship, in fact never had a boyfriend.
Post # 13
Let’s see, 10 years ago I was 23. I was just graduating San Francisco State University with my communications degree. I was working as a campaign manager for a local Assemblywoman and was applying to law school. My second long term relationship was just coming to an end (thank god) and I was living by myself for the first time in a converted Victorian house in Napa.
ETA: oh crap! Wait, I was recounting 2003, not when I WAS 23! That would’ve been 2000/2001. Okay, I had just moved to Napa after leaving my evil ex-boyfriend (like, throw all your crap into a trash bag and get the hell out while he was at work, left.) I rented a couple rooms from a woman in her house and was waiting tables until I could save up enough money to continue with my classes at SFSU. I was spending a lot of time in bars after work. My credit was so bad I couldn’t even get a bank account and was forced to deal with those skeevy check cashing places. I was just coming out of a VERY dark time…
Now I’m an attorney renting a home with my FI who I’m marrying in three and a half months!! We’re also looking to buy a home. I’ve come a LONG way in the past 10 years.
Post # 14
Oh gosh. Let’s see. 10 years ago I was 23. I was living in a studio apt in DC working for a big int’l org, just found out I’d gotten into grad school in Boston. Holy crap that feels like forever ago!
Post # 15
Oh boy..I was 23 and a MESS..lol..Was just starting my career in adveritsing (which I am still doing today)….was living in Hoboken.. I was heavily into the party scene – expecially clubs in NYC…lots of partying…lots of wearing outfits I would never thinking to wear now…going to clubs AT 5am and staying until noon..going out every night..its a wonder I made it through those years alive…I wouldn’t take anything back, but was such a different life than i live now!
Post # 16
@lezlers: Seriously, that is a great turn around story! We really hit some low places in our lives… I guess that saying is true – If you didn’t know the feeling of hurt/dispair you would never know what happiness is. Kudos to you! How did you do it!!!????
My story- 10 years ago… lets see I left a guy I was living with, found my own beautiful apartment, bought a car, worked a lot of hours at a job I loved and was completely content with my independant living. I bought a dog shortly after and he is my life… he’s almost 9 now. I have to say, that period of my life was great…. then followed by some dark/hard moments. I also had a situation like lezlers where I packed all my crap in a garbage bag over 10 years ago while he was at work and moved home!!!! 🙂