Inside Kimmy's Mind » Decade Review: 2010 – 2020

Decade Review: 2010 – 2020

A lot has happened this past decade, and it’s a lot to go over. I can’t believe how much has changed, and I’m excited for 2020.

  • 2010 – Moved to Houston!

I’m going to be honest, although I am so grateful to have gone to college, I would do things differently if I had the chance. I transferred from baby college to U of H and started what I thought would be the most fantastic time of my life. The first semesters were miserable for me, I didn’t have any friends, and I didn’t have enough credits to take the classes I wanted. Once I had enough credits, things got a bit better, but it still wasn’t the best years of my life.

  • 2012 – Older Sister got Married

My older sister got married. She and my brother-in-law provided a home for me and made the transition easier. They made Houston home for me. I lived with them up until 2013.

  • 2013 – 1st Apartment + 1st Job

My little sister moved to Houston this year, and she and I moved into our first apartment together. I never had to live on campus, and Kat was the only other person I could see myself living with, as far as roommates go. She understands me, and even though we fought at times, the fact that we were sisters made our relationship stronger. This year was also the first time I got a job. I did my best to get a part-time job to help pay rent. I landed a job at a deli on campus. It made it easy to work as much as possible, plus go to class. At one time, I juggled three jobs plus classes. It was tough. I was tired a lot of the time, but I did my best.

  • 2014 – Better Jobs + 1st Car

I left my on-campus job and got part-time jobs at Paper Source and a museum. 2014 was also the year I got my older sister’s old car, and it was the best car, a 2008 Chevy Cobalt with its little bubble butt. It wasn’t too small or too big, and I was just comfortable driving it. I no longer have it now, but I honestly do not miss driving. Matt usually takes me to the places I want to go to, and if not, I take the metro. But sometimes I miss the days of bubble butt car. I lost a close friend in 2014; we were childhood friends and reconnected after high school. He and his wife were my closest friends, and I will cherish our game nights always. I’m lucky to have his wife as a friend still.

  • 2016 – The Year I Finally Said…Now is the Time!

The night before this year started, I decided to get things done. I got out of my toxic relationship and got more serious about school. I was going to graduate finally. The fact that it took me so long to graduate made me feel less than. I didn’t struggle too much in school growing up, but college was hard for me, and as I mentioned earlier, I didn’t always enjoy it. While others spent their college years having fun and making friends, I didn’t have time to do those things by this time. I had to work to help pay what little I had to offer. But I did graduate, and I found a full-time job. I was the most confident I had ever been. My niece was also born this year, and I met the love of my life and felt my life starting.

  • 2018 – Moved in with Matt and got Engaged

I began 2018 by moving in with Matt. I wasn’t scared, and it felt so right and perfect. We didn’t have too many things compared to how many things we have accumulated now. And then he proposed, I was ready and excited. Our nothing of a wedding quickly turned into something. I never thought about planning out my wedding. I was sure that my fiance and I would pick a day and say I do at City Hall. And that ended up being partly true.

  • 2019 – Got Married

Matt and I did not want a long engagement. For most of 2019, I felt the pressure of guests lists and not fitting into my wedding dress. It wasn’t as stressful as it could have been, but by the end of it, I was happy it was over and glad to finally be married to the man of my dreams. Knowing that it would be a celebration for us, for two people who hate the spotlight, made me nervous but also excited. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Sadly, we also lost Marco, our cord chewing monster cat. I cry for him still and miss him so much; however, we have Eve and Auggie for comfort. Plus, I am glad to have documented our time with him.

That leads us to tonight and 2020. Time seems so slow, and then you take a second to look back on it and think, wait, where did it go? How did it move so fast? I’m trying not to dwell on the past, and I want to enjoy the present and look forward to the future instead of fearing it.

Here’s to 2020. A new adventure awaits.

Happy New Year!

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