January 4, 2010

Review of a decade

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At work we have something called the daily download, where we have some fun before heading out to meet customers. I had to work on New Year's Day and our manager wanted to know what our most reflective moment was over the past decade.

I was the 3rd person to go and didn't really have much time to think about it. So, quickly blurted out I got married. Everyone clapped, and on to the next person we went.

But, as I was thinking about it more and more as everyone went, I thought to myself holy cow. I have had such a crazy decade.

<strong>2000</strong>- a little after my 25th birthday I had a life changing event. I diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

<strong>2001 </strong>- The city of New York was hit by the worst terror attack since Pearl Harbor.

<strong>2002 </strong>- I started a new job at a parenting publication.

<strong>2003</strong> - Another life changing event. I was hit by a speeding car crossing the street. BTW, It was the first time I was ever in a cast.

<strong>2004</strong> - Started dating the best man in the whole world!

<strong>2005</strong> - Had a really tough time with my diabetes management.

<strong>2006</strong> - Got engaged.

<strong>2007</strong> - Planned my wedding. <em>It isn't as stressful as people say it is.</em>

<strong>2008</strong> - Had the best bridal shower in February thrown by my sis and mom, and Got married April 18, at an actual castle, to my best friend. Got a freelance job working for the JDRF, Started my own company after getting laid off twice in one year.

<strong>2009</strong> - Learned how to be a business owner. Got to meet people of the DOC, traveled to the Roche Summit, went to Miami to a mastering your diabetes class, Traveled to Europe for the first time, as well as Las Vegas, Indiana, and California.

When I thought about the last 10 years as a whole, these are things from each year that stood out to me. So, what I think is that you only have one life to live, make the best of it. Live every day as if it was your last!

<strong>HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! </strong>

~gina