The Past 10 Years!

Oh gosh, I can't believe 2010 was 10 years ago already! I got the idea to do a 10 year look back from my friend Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home but I'm going to focus on 2010 to 2020 ( or at least the start of it)!

What was life like in 2010?

In 2010 I was a High School Nutrition Teacher.

In 2010 I drove a silver Volvo

In 2010  my Baylee was 5 years old and our Dexter was 10.

In 2010 I was using a pink blackberry phone ( I don't even know if it connected to the internet but if it did it was VERY slow). Two years later I lost it on the side of the road in South Carolina. Long story short I was loading up my luggage and sat it on the bumper.

Speaking of pink, in 2010 my living room was a subtle shade of pink (it was actually called Suede by Eddie Bauer and it was painted on a dare. Neither my husband nor I wanted to back down so our walls stayed this color for about 10 years until I finally admitted I didn't like it).

In 2010 I signed up for my first Disney Race! Actually it was my first race ever.

In 2010 I would only wear Saucony's

In 2010 I took a mother/daughter Cruise with my mom on the Norwegian Jewel and also a visit to Disney.

Life in 2010 was actually good! I remember it being a good year.

Now  life in 2020...

I am now a middle school teacher.

I  now drive a white Volvo.

I no longer have my Baylee nor Dexter, but I have a new Baby Sybil.

I now have a Samsung Galaxy smart phone.

My living room paint is now a shade of grey by Benjamin Moore ( although it looks more like a beige). Funny how I can remember the exact name of the paint from 10 years ago but I can't remember the name of the most recent color that it is now.

Since 2010, I've raced every distance from 5K to Marathon, and even completed my first Triathlon. Not sure what races I will do in 2020.

I now only wear Mizuno's

In 2020 I will also be visiting Disney!

What are some things that have changed for you in the past decade?  -M


  1. Wow. Lots of changes.


    Skirts not shorts.

    New running group.

    No more tennis

    Only 5ks. Now Half marathons.

    Lost several cats. But have a new one.

    Flip phone and camera. Now iPhone.

    Hope to be running for 10 more years at least.

    1. I am just the opposite with what I wear to run now. I used to wear mostly skirts but now I prefer shorts.

  2. I love this! Isn't it amazing how much changes in 10 years? I had a pink phone--we still have it here--but for the life of me, I can't remember the brand.

    1. Pink phones must have be in then! Prior to that I believe my sister had a pink Nokia phone.

  3. 10 years ago I didn't have a flip phone (I don't think) but I definitely didn't have a smart phone either.

    I love the story about painting your living room pink! We painted our house in TX a bright yellow with orange trim. I loved it. And shortly after that we moved and had to repaint it a boring beige.

    In fact we finally redid all the carpets in our VT condo (this is going back 20+ years) because they were the most disgusting dark green color. And shortly after that we moved to TX ... do we see a theme?

    I already did my 10 year post. Lots & lots has changed -- and mostly, I think that's a good thing!

    1. I did not realize you lived in VT for a time. There are other rooms in my house that I would like to paint but I don't feel like putting in the

  4. oh yes the pink blackberry! 10years ago I had much younger kids that kept me pretty busy and I had not yet started my MRTT group. Fun to look back

  5. I love that story about painting the walls on a dare and not being able to back down! Glad you have a color you like better now :)

    1. I always took too long to decide on a paint color and one day he said "Just pick one and lets go". I picked one that I thought he would have an opinion about, but he didn't!

  6. Who knew Eddie Bauer ever made paint?? Haha! I'm the reverse of Darlene: 10 years ago I ran in skirts but now I've switched to shorts. I think I had an iPhone 4 10 years ago. It's still laying around here and it's SO tiny!

    1. Yup, I went from skirts to shorts too! I also remember my iphone being so tiny!

  7. I love this idea! Maybe I'll do this next week! I still live in Chicago, same house and largely the same decor! It was before my blog. I got my first iPhone (a 4) that year. I'll think of more!

  8. I'm still wearing Saucony but have tried Asics. My heart is with Saucony though. :-)
    I love your puppy! Sometimes change is good!

  9. I love looking back like this! Great idea - I may need to snag it for my blog too :) Life has change SO much over 10 years!

  10. What a great way to look back. Your new pup is so cute!
    Im in the same job as ten years ago, but a different apartment and lots else has changed. I might need to borrow this prompt

  11. This is so fun!!!
    isnt it funny to look back over 10 years.
    I've not done it because I kept thinking, its too long ago :) LOL Thats bad


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