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post May 11 2011, 12:45 PM
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Yesterday I was approved for a mortgage. The terms for professionals brought to the Netherlands are so ridiculously good that I would be insane not to buy over here, but nonetheless this is still a very Big Life Choice thingy that grown ups do.

I've been running this site for a decade (I really should commemorate this somehow when I get the time), and so naturally I've changed a fair bit. I've got my PhD, nearly learned to drive, I'm in a position of authority, I've moved to a different country, I've written a novel (though not got it published)... It's been a busy ten years and I could have sworn I was supposed to be a little childish, but looking at that list it seems I've done quite a lot of grown up things.

What have you done in the last decade, specifically what things are supposed to suggest you're now a grown up?


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post May 17 2011, 01:22 PM
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Ten years ago at this time, I was planning my first wedding. It's a bit terrifying to think about, really. That seems like a different life. Was it really me who did that? My childhood years still seem like me when I look back, but the time just after I graduated high school...nope. I don't know that girl who married too young and let herself be bossed around by a cruel man. Which is a good thing, I suppose.

Anyway, let's see. In the past ten years, I...

Got married (obviously).
Learned that my mother was right about some of those annoying "When you're older, you'll understand" type things...
And wrong about others.
Dealt with a scary, life-threatening situation.
Failed at something important in a way that can only be described as (as much as I hate the overuse of the word) epic.
Got divorced.
Realised I was a million times happier, healthier, and just generally better after the divorce.
Fell in love with the right guy.
Stopped bickering with my sisters and became friends with them.
Got my degree.
Moved to a new country.
Got re-married.

Ste and I once had a plan to have a ball pit inspired by that xkcd comic. If we didn't need a guest bed, it'd so happen. As it is, we do things like run outside at 2:00 AM to make snow angels or have nerf wars. One of my favourite memories of the past couple of years involves the two us getting caught in a downpour, buying umbrellas to stay dry, and then getting completely soaked anyway because we ended up stomping in puddles and splashing each other on the way home. happy.gif I don't think I'll ever be so grown up that I'll want to stop doing that sort of stuff.


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- Mata   Growing up and the last ten years   May 11 2011, 12:45 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   Not a damn thing.....   May 11 2011, 04:10 PM
- - Daria   Everything has changed. March 2001 was when my dad...   May 12 2011, 07:49 PM
- - Mata   In other words: http://www.xkcd.com/150/ Cath - ...   May 14 2011, 11:40 AM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ May 14 2011, 12:40 PM) In o...   May 14 2011, 02:41 PM
- - Pikasyuu   what didn't happen? i met and lost one of the ...   May 14 2011, 05:48 PM
- - Faerieryn   Since 2001 I have done the following 1) Finished m...   May 15 2011, 09:44 AM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Faerieryn @ May 15 2011, 10:44 AM)...   May 15 2011, 10:58 AM
- - Lurker in the Park   Erm, last ten years... Finished my A levels, Went...   May 16 2011, 08:08 PM
- - Daria   Oh man, listing stuff. My dad left I finished hig...   May 17 2011, 11:56 AM
- - Phyllis   Ten years ago at this time, I was planning my firs...   May 17 2011, 01:22 PM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (Phyllis @ May 17 2011, 02:22 PM) I...   May 17 2011, 05:03 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   Cand convert the guest room any how just leave the...   May 17 2011, 04:02 PM
- - Phantom   good question, well here it goes: lol I started w...   May 17 2011, 04:19 PM
- - Ashbless   Can I make the argument that I'm less grown up...   May 18 2011, 06:07 AM
- - elphaba2   Ten years ago I was wandering around with both eye...   May 19 2011, 06:29 AM
- - LoLo   I've been finding this topic really fun and tr...   May 19 2011, 08:24 PM
|- - Spiderhobbes   QUOTE (LoLo @ May 19 2011, 09:24 PM) I...   May 20 2011, 12:27 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   Not a whole helluva lot of merit. I don't thin...   May 20 2011, 10:34 AM
- - I_am_the_best   Well 10 years ago I was 9. So, i went through pub...   May 20 2011, 04:16 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   I bought an umbrella. Some other stuff happened I...   May 20 2011, 05:39 PM
|- - Tarantio   QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ May 20 ...   May 20 2011, 09:56 PM
- - Mata   Well, I actually went ahead and bought a house. ...   May 20 2011, 10:18 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   Hey, guess what I bought today? An IRON! I...   May 21 2011, 03:00 PM
- - Mata   It's okay to iron as long as you don't act...   May 21 2011, 05:37 PM


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