Y2K, you remember, the year 2000 problem. I worked in the IT industry on a project for a nationwide cell phone company to prevent their network from crashing.
What a way to start the new millennium, the 2000s.
In the year 2000, I turned 40 and this was the start of a great decade for me. My 13 plus years of therapy will end in the not so distant future and those bad relationships I mentioned in my post ‘Oh Too Many Relationships‘, they had ended as well. I saw clearly where I was in my life and decided it was time to work on me, make some changes, and start anew again. In my post ‘The Personal Trainer in Me‘, I wrote the following –
In my 40s I decided to become a personal trainer.
In my very late 30s, I ended the last of several short-term relationships that all ended badly. I felt the need to take time off from everyone and concentrate on me. As you know currently I am a smoker and a drinker. I was back them also, but the time had come to stop those habits (yes, I started again later) and become healthy – and so, I started the journey.
In today’s post, I write the following –
That journey did not just include becoming healthy, but it would also lead me to new opportunities to grow and new people would come into my life. This decade also included major events taking place, such as the graduation of my 3 sons from high school, and them leaving their teen years and entering adulthood as young men.
That year 2000, I took time off from relationships and concentrated on me; I needed it as the previous decade of bad relationships was exhausting. I took the first year of this decade off from all social activities and focused on me. I became healthy, independent and confident. The confidence would eventually lead me to a job I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to each and every day. This job would last for 10 years.
Early in the decade there were a couple of moves that took place. I moved from a home that I was renting to a roommate situation and then residing by myself in a nice apartment complex. I was becoming independent again continuing my heathy lifestyle and moving in a positive direction. Were there some setbacks in this decade, yes – there are always setbacks. The difference is I was handling these setbacks better than ever.
So there I am in my nice apartment complex and haven taking 3 years off from relationships, I met someone. It was the day before my birthday, and I met a special person.
This special person to my surprise would become my husband 13 years later.
I absolutely loved this decade and loved my 40s; it was a turning point decade that would lead me to where I am today.