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.