Lots of things went on between 2000 and 2010. For the most part, things were going well enough, but there were plenty of downers too.
In some ways it evened itself out... in others, well... not so much. I mean, the events of the last decade have pretty much ensured that I will loathe this time of year forever... alternatively, I like where I am and who I am better than where and who I was 10 years ago too...
CostumesbyCourtneyFeatured By OwnerDec 10, 2010Professional Artisan Crafter
Well considering I was eight at the beginning of the decade and now I'm almost nineteen, ALOT has happened. I say it sucked and now it's awesome.
I've had my share of drama, my family had money problems, we had to move house almost every year, some of my pets died, I was betrayed by people I thought were friends, I suffered from depression among other mental illnesses, school was a nightmare and then...
I left school and it all turned around, I went to Tafe and studied things I really liked which is fashion, made new friends, got a job, got my license and now I'm about to study costume design at a very exclusive university.
I had a rough childhood, but I can't say there aren't plenty of happy memories amongst the bad ones. But I'm definitley much happier now that I'm more independant and can experience the world on my own.
The spread indicates that life is a roller coaster....definitely had some shitty moments and some really nice ones. It's hard to glom ten years into a single category. It's fun to oversimplify, though!
It was like a bell curve for me... 2000-2002 or so was a really fun time. Some of my favorite movies, like Jimmy Neutron and The Powerpuff Girls Movie, came out during this time. But around 2003-2004 or so, I was forced to go to a private Christian high school... with the uniforms and everything. Basically the closest I've been to real Nazis. So yeah, life sucked. Then in my final year of high school, I was transferred to a snobby rich kids Christian high school, which was even worse, since I'm from a pretty poor family. Plus, it was around that time when 2D animation's Silver Age was ending, and 3D shit was everywhere, especially on TV. Bleah. Not a fun time to be a cartoonist.
Fortunately, around 2008 or so, life started to perk up again, in art college. I've met people, wonderful people, which I can really call FRIENDS. And we've had great times. I've also made a few big purchases, including my laptop and tablet, which have improved the quality of my life and artistic ability in ways I didn't think they would.
Oh yeah, and President Bush... 'Nuff said.
So yeah, the decade went from great, to shitty, to rock bottom, to shitty, then back to great. For me. Plus, I'm starting to see signs of 90's nostalgia FINALLY appear in the media, so I think this next decade will be even better. Here's hoping.
Good (still young so everything is good when you are young), good, sucked (hmmm... early puberty? Most defiantly sucked), sucked, sucked, Ok, SUCKED, SUCKED, ok, Half sucked Half awesome, First part rocked (January-March) Rest sucked.
summary of the decade for me: turned 15; finished school: grades fairly good; went to art school - discovered that education can be even better; met the love of my life; graduated with a BA in animation; got paid just to train in animation; went to bangkok for a month, all expenses paid; lived in london for over a year; had a baby.
so far so good, except that im stuck in two dead end jobs and trying to freelance around them. something to work on before 2020 eh??
I had my ups and downs throughout the decade, but I would say I could of utilized those 10 years better. I will definitely try and make the next decade worthwhile. Life is too short to let things go by us.
I picked okay. I remember the good ol days back in elementary school(00' to 05'), middle school pretty much sucked, and HS has been okay. Thankfully this is my senior year, and I have one semester left before I graduate and go to college. ( <-- YEAH!) I am so ready to move on with pity HS people and go to college.
A lot can happen in a decade. All in all, 'The Oughts' were pretty amazing for me. Within them fall:
Middle school: First official girlfriend. First taste of open debate. Lots of amazing reading assignments and amazing teachers. And the first time I had to stand up for myself.
High school: First taste of freedom, via a car. First taste of alcohol (while I certainly grew on me, I hated it the first time. Probably why I never really started to drink until I was 21.) Lots of "very good friends" who sadly fell out of touch.
And the start of college: First true taste of other religions and of the possibility of no religion at all. First official boyfriend. And the first time I realized that differing opinions are very good thing, and that politics, similar to debate, is a love-hate relationship full of adrenalin.
So, that's my decade in summary. I voted "Great," incase you couldn't tell. Sure, there were some (several) minor (severe) setbacks (cataclysms), but I would give up the good things just to make sure the bad things didn't happen, either? Probably not. (Although, that's a rather big probably)
Sucked and still sucks. Actually, it's been sucking pretty bad for most of the last decade, but it's been sucking really hard for about 2 years now (to include lack of employment, lack of income, death of my car, and worsening health issues to include now a bunch of back problems on top of other issues)
FlAmExxlOrDFeatured By OwnerDec 10, 2010Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honest answer ? it was Amazing funny joyful hilarious Good Times Good Memories Crazy stuffs and sorrows bad memories cries dreadful dark days .. you cant just ask how was your year because a lot of things can happen in 10 years