Friday, January 1, 2010

A look back...2000


First let me start by apologizing for being a lousy commenter this past week. I've been reading and catching up with you all but I haven't had a chance to comment much. My family has been in town so we've been busy playing tourist in Charleston:)

Now for the fun part, lucky you!!! I've decided to do a decade-in-review series for my next several posts to reexamine the last 10 years. I was going to just do it in one post but my outline was getting longer by the minute, so I'm going to take it year by year.

In the Year Two Thousand...(any Conan fans?)

In 2000 I was a 20 year old college sophomore attending the University of Arkansas and living in the Pi Beta Phi house on campus.

Here's where I lived and spent a lot of my time during the college years.

Here's what I drove, I loved this car back in the day. Now I'm totally not a sports car person but it fit me well in those days.

I was not much of a partier (partyer? party-er?) in college. In 2000 I was dating a guy that I was convinced I would marry and we pretty much spent most of our time together studying, hanging out and doing things like going camping on the weekends. I was in the sorority but it really wasn't my thing honestly. I wasn't all that into hanging out at fraternity houses and going to parties. At this point in my life I was not a runner, but this is the year that I ran my first mile. If you feel so inclined, you can read about it here. At the time I didn't realize what a milestone that would turn out to be. I had no desire to be a runner, or run races, or really do much more than jog a few laps around the track or minutes on the treadmill to stay slim. Career wise at this point I was pre-med and planning on becoming a physician. I studied a lot and was really pretty high strung and focused. It's amazing how free of real responsibilities I actually was then: I had scholarships for school, my parents helped out with everything else, I didn't have a job other than making good grades, and I had nobody to take care of other than myself. I can't imagine what life without bills, home maintenance, a job, and mouths to feed would be like now!


Marlene said...

Ten years seems like so long ago! A lot can change, huh??

Anonymous said...

2000 seems like such a long time ago, especially when I think that I was only a junior in college. So much has happened these last ten years!

Alisa said...

I was a senior in high school and I remember that night well. I was at a friends and we were still banging on pots and pans until 12:30 =). Clearly I wasn't a hardcore partier either.

Aka Alice said...

LOL...I'm a Pi Phi too! (only I was living in the Pi Beta Phi house about 20 years earlier than you!)

Happy New Year!

Jess said...

You were a sorority girl who drove a sports car?! Are you secretly Elle Woods? ;)

Abby said...

What a great idea - can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Ali said...

This is a great recap of the decade ... I love it ... i might steal your idea

Lindsay said...

but college was sooo hard, all those non-existent responsibilities ;) fun look-back! crazy to look back on 10 years - makes me feel old!