While 2010 has been a hallmark year for me with getting my Master’s and buying our first house (https://christinaruns.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/looking-back-at-2010/), it has also been a pretty eventful decade. As we say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011, it isn’t just the year we bid adieu to, but the decade as well.
From the time the clock struck twelve and the new Millennium was upon us until now, I have grown and changed a lot. This past decade spans from my 16th to 26th years of life and here are a few of the highlights from my life this past decade.
15. Getting my driver’s license (2000)
14. Breaking 6 minutes in the mile in high school track (2001)
13. Publishing several stories in my local newspaper, The Las Vegas Review Journal (2001-2002)
One of the stories was about eating disorders
One story was about Kyle Busch, a Vegas native and (then) up and coming NASCAR driver.
And one story about Vegas-style proms
12. Graduating with Honors from high school (2002)
11. Being a member of the Associated Students Union student government at UNR as the Journalism Senator (2005)
10. Being awarded the Howard Scripps Journalism Scholarship (2004)
9. Being the Philanthropy chair for my sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and raising $8,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital by organizing the annual fashion show (2005).
8. Meeting my husband in Las Vegas through mutual friends over a NYE weekend (2005)
7. Graduating from UNR with a BA in Journalism and Political Science (2006)
6. Running my first marathon (2008)
5. Running a sub-4 marathon (2009)
4. Landing my first teaching job in a tough economy (2010)
3. Completing my Teaching Credential and Master of Education (2010)
2. Buying our first house together (2010)
1. Getting married to my amazing husband (2009)
And of course, I couldn’t forget about my little Zoey. She holds her own special place in my heart. I didn’t know exactly where to put her, so I saved the best for last. In this past decade, Zac and I adopted the sweetest little puppy girl ever. She even smiles for her pictures. 🙂