This Time Ten Years Ago . . . A Meme

What were you doing ten years ago?  It sounds like such a long time and when I look back over the last decade so much as happened – It feels like another life but at the same time it feels like yesterday.

Ten years ago . . . I had just turned 24.

Ten years ago . . . I was two thirds of the way through my NQT year and had found out that my temporary contract wasn’t going to be renewed.  At the time I was devastated, I took it really personally (as you would) and didn’t really know what to do with myself.  Looking back now it was absolutely the best thing for me – the school I was working in didn’t suit me at all but I didn’t know that at the time – I didn’t know what else was out there to compare it.

Ten years ago . . . Dave and I had recently split up after almost two years together.  I was bloody hard work and he’d had enough.  My world fell apart.  (Clearly this story eventually had a happy ending!!)

Ten years ago . . . I was living on my own in my flat in Didsbury but really wanted to move to Leeds and start afresh.

Ten years ago . . . I went to a Streets gig at Leeds Met.  I remember enjoying myself, dancing with friends, laughing properly for what felt like the first time in ages and knowing that it would all be ok.

March 2003 (Ten years + 1!)

The early part of 2004 was HARD but it all turned out ok in the end!

Of course at this point I should include a picture of myself in 2004 but I haven’t got any! There’s a big gap from 2003 to 2007 for some reason. So this is the closest I can find – taken on my 23rd birthday.



  1. April 18, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    The Streets! I met them once and got horrifically messy with them back-stage at Homelands festival, possibly in 2004 too actually!
    Isn't it odd that how 10 years changes how we see things, and what was a big thing then would seem like a drop in the ocean now…
    Glad your love story had a happy ending though!

    I need to have a good think about me 10 years ago and see what I can come up with! Thanks for tagging me!
    Lauren | Belle du Brighton x

  2. April 18, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    Oooh thanks for the tag! Ten years ago sounds like forever ago but I remember it like yesterday. Will do my meme v soon! x

  3. katefever
    April 19, 2014 / 7:16 am

    Thanks for the tag! Gosh, 10 years ago… to see if I can find a photo!

  4. April 20, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Sorry lovely i have only just got around to reading this! Sounds like it was a pretty tough year for you but also one that worked out very much for the best 🙂
    Really pushed for time as the mo but will try and get on with this when i can! xx

    • April 21, 2014 / 9:28 pm

      The first part was really hard but things had started to improve by the summer and it all laid the foundations for where I am now 🙂
      No rush on yours! x

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