Friday, June 17, 2005

What major changes have happened to you since 1/1/00?


At 9:13 AM, Anonymous said...

On 1/1/00, my husband and I were on a dinner train in Novi, MI. At midnight, they turned the lights out to make a joke about the Y2K bug. We were young, had a double income and no kids.

In February 2000, my husband got a new job, one that didn't require traveling abroad for months at a time. This was good for him and for us.

In April 2000, we bought our first house. It was new construction located half way between my job and his job. We moved out of our apartment, into the house and seeded our yard for grass.

In June 2000, we adopted a kitten, who has grown to be quite the loving kitty.

In July 2000, we adopted a puppy, who I find to be a total pain, but my husband adores him.

In August 2000, I became pregnant with our first child.

In March 2001, I got laid-off, downsized by a major automotive manufacturer. I was 7 months pregnant and scared about money.

In May 2001, I gave birth to our daughter.

In July 2001, I started working for another major automotive manufacturer. I was very sad to be apart from my baby, but we needed the money to pay our debts, especially our student loans.

In August 2001, we took in our family's geriatric dog.

In December 2001, I completed my MBA.

In April 2002, one of our cars breaks down. It can't be repaired, so we are forced to buy another.

In September 2002, I got laid off again, downsized. I was depressed by yet another lay off. I was unable to find work that paid enough to cover daycare and provide an income. I became a stay-at-home mother.

In May 2003, our geriatric dog passed away at 14 1/2 years old.

In August 2003, I became pregnant with our second child.

In May 2004, I gave birth to our son.

In August 2004, we had to turn in our newer car because we couldn't make the payments. It's considered a repossession. It's hard to have only one car between the two of us. If I need the car for something, like a well-baby doctor appointment, I have to drive my husband to work. Otherwise, I am limited to only what is walking distance.

In September 2004, our daughter starts attending preschool. I walk her there twice a week.

In February 2005, we filed for bankruptcy. I am still depressed by this, as I saw it as some sort of failure.

At 9:31 AM, Felicia said...

On January 1, 2000 - I was sitting along watching an amazing telecommuncations display of art and culture beamed to me from all around the world. I started the 2000days project.

In May of 2000, spend a wonderful week in the Grand Caymens attending my friend's TC and Kathie's wedding.

In August of 2000, I bought my first place.

In March of 2001, I welcomed Milo the pug into my life.

In May of 2001, my friend Lori gave birth to twins - Sofia and Sumira. They with their sister Sara are my surrogate kids.

In June of 2001, I was elected to the national board of an organization I care deeply about.

In July of 2001, my dad died.

In Sept of 2001, my grieve as compounded by Sept. 11th.

In March of 2002, I didn't get a promotion that I thought I completely deserved. I was depressed longer than I should have been.

In December of 2002, I travelled to Geneva to be part of the UN World Summit on the Information Society.

In October of 2003, Eric came back into my life.

In January of 2004, Eric and I started dating seriously.

In March of 2004, Eric moved in.

In March of 2005, I started a new job at the local University and began looking for a new place to live.

In April of 2005, I made an offer on a new condo and will move in August of 2005.

In May of 2005, my brother got into a serious motorcycle accident and is sill in ICU at the end of this project.

In June of 2005, two new dogs joined Eric and I when their owner unexpectly died (I hope for a short stay).

On June 23, 2005 the 2000day project ended.

In between all of these things, I watched too much TV, lost and gained weight, visited family and friends, inspired and impeded growth for myself and others, read too few books, took some classes, saw some great (and not so great) films, and basically lived an not so remarkable but worthwile life.

At 10:49 AM, Jill said...

In the last 5+ years I've learned considerable about the Internet world.

In the larger universe, my health is less erratic; my pleasures are more varied and my temper somewhat more serene.

At 8:42 PM, Jane said...

Life has evolved rather than changed drastically. In 2000 I was sharing a house with my daughter and her family, providing assistance while she completed law school. I've been enjoying my own home again for several years now. I've been watching my grandkids grow, I've taken on new volunteer responsibilities. I continue to relish the ever-changing challenges presented to a contract programmer. I've made new friends and traveled to new places.


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