I saw someone else do this in their blog and thought it would be very interesting to see how far I have come in 10 years. December 31, 2009 also marks my 10 year anniversary moving to
2000 – New to MN. Working at TeamExcel as a Jr. Recruiter/Sales Assistant. Got a part time job working Lands End Inlet in
. Living in Richfield . Burnsville
2001 – Started working at The Musicland Group in May. Met my favorite New Kid – Joey McIntyre in June while covering the receptionist desk. Still working at Lands’ End. Moved to South Minneapolis, just a couple of blocks from
. Lake Harriet
2002 – Sill working at MLG. Started hanging out with the MLGrlz – a group of 5 of us who all worked in HR, right around the same age.
2003 – Moved from MLG to working at Best Buy Corporate HR. Met Reid at Lands’ End in April – we were just friends. My best friend Lisa got married in Oct and it was the first and only time that I have been in a wedding (other than my own). Attended my first play-off game for the Chicago Cubs – they lost L Starting dating Reid sometime in November (neither one of us remember the exact date of our first date). Went to a lot of concerts.
2004 – Switched jobs in March to Telemasters, Inc.working as a Program Assistant. Finally quit Lands’ End. Moved to a different apartment located in
with a roommate. In July I survived my first trip the Boundary Waters and I loved it! October I bought my Honda Civic which I still have. Edina
2005 – Still working at Telemasters. Moved to a new apartment in
South Minneapolis on France Ave – no more roommate! Took a long road trip to with Reid in early spring. In July I started my first blog. Reid didn’t think I would really keep up with it, but I did, so for Christmas he got me a digital camera, so I could upload photos. New Orleans
2006 – This is a big year. In March I got engaged! Reid and I moved into a duplex in South Minneapolis, just a couple of blocks from
at the end of May. In August we got married at the Lake Harriet Rose Gardens at in a small ceremony. In September we had a BBQ reception. In November I switched jobs and started working at the Lake Harriet in the Office of Continuing Medical Education. University of Minnesota
2007 – It was a pretty quiet year for the most part. At the end of May Reid and I took another trip to the Boundary Waters. It was a little bit more intense than the previous trip, but looking back now, I have very fond memories. I also turned 30 in June. That was really about all the exciting stuff that we did. Mainly because we were busy saving money and paying down debt.
2008 – This was quite the busy year. In February we went to
on vacation. It was great to be gone in the middle of the winter. In April I became a Godmother to Caiden who was born on April 4. At the end of April Reid and I bought our house. It needed a lot of work, so we started many home improvement projects. In the summer Reid’s sister gave birth to a baby girl, Anna and my brother also had his first child, Saffron. But the biggest highlight of the summer was bringing home our puppy, Sammy Nimz in June. Mexico
2009 – That brings us to this year. Another big year full of change. This spring I decided I wanted to go back to school for Early Childhood Education. At the end of June I gave 2 months notice to my work and then we found out that we were expecting a baby! In the fall I returned to school after 10 years. In November my Grandma Blume passed away. And now we are getting our house ready to welcome our baby next year.
As I look back, it’s really amazing and exciting to see how much I have grown throughout these 10 years. I remember that when I first moved to
I really struggled to find myself and where I fit in. I never thought I would stay here for 10 years, in fact, during that first or second year, I was making plans to move to a warmer state. I am glad I stuck it out here. Right now I can’t imagine living anywhere else! Minnesota
I have a feeling that the next ten years are going to go by really fast. I am so excited to become a mom and I look forward to starting a new career. There is one thing that I know for sure – I hope to not move out of this house in the next ten years! I did enough moving this past decade!