That’s all I’m going to say about that. I’ve got ten years to prove it.
Still, the twenties were wonderful. So, as I say goodbye to them, I will honor their impact on my life with a few reflections in no particular order.
- Got married (6 years!)
- Graduated with my master's degree and with one of the most entertaining graduation ceremonies my family has seen to date. Let’s just say the “Speaker” chanted, there was a bowl for cleansing the space and a soundtrack of my family snorting, giggling and whispering – my grandmother being the chief offender.
- Quit a PhD program
- Discovered the thrill of skydiving
- Discovered the horror of white-water rafting
- Saw the largest population of kangaroos outside of Australia and visited the Tank Museum (finally!)
- Went on a cruise in the Mediterranean (after we canceled it )
- Received a Fulbright award (which I ultimately couldn’t accept due to pregnancy complications. Still, I was pretty excited.)
- Saw pigs swim (I'm expecting to see them fly in the 30's)
- Participated in my first book club which read internationally-themed books and then met at similarly-themed international restaurants to discuss.
- Coordinated a conference of 2000 people and 200 volunteers; provided publicity and administrative support for a Festival of 10,000.
- Gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – and survived the first six months!