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I’ve been blogging for more than 11 years?

Posted by on November 28, 2012

According to what I could find, this was the earliest “blog” entry I could find for Bobsroom. It looks like some of the entries between there and here never made it into the current database I use for all of my blog entries. Still though, it’s a bit insane to think of the fact that in one form or another, I have been writing about my own life and blogging for 11 years.

Let’s put that into a bit of perspective. In 13 days I turn 39 years old. That means that for 28% of my life, I have been writing about what’s been going on in my life, or giving my own unique perspectives into the world around me. It also means that I was pushing towards 28 when I started blogging.

It’s a bit hard to fathom that this much time has passed and what has transpired in that time period. Since 2001, a lot has happened. Let’s see:

  • My grandfather died
  • 9/11 happened
  • I split up with my first wife
  • Got divorced
  • Bought a house
  • Changed jobs twice
  • Survived three company acquisitions
  • Got married again
  • Lost my first child
  • Had both a son and a daughter join me and my wife
  • My dad died
  • My step-father died
  • My longtime dear friend J.C. died
  • I bought a cottage
  • Watched many of my friend’s marriages/relationships fall apart
  • Had my gross income from my job actually double
  • Traveled to Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, London England, and Australia
  • Got to see Faith No More play live again (and met two more of the band members)
  • Reconnected with a longtime friend whom I’d been distant from
  • Bought a mini-van
  • Launched a¬†successful¬†regional geocaching website
  • Made plans for the biggest and most anticipated trip of my entire life
I’m sure there’s plenty of other things that have happened but those are the ones that I can think of at the moment.

When you start looking at all of the things that has happened to you in the last decade, it’s pretty insane to think about how it all happens so fast. I can’t imagine how my life will look when I make this list again in 2023.

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