So the noughties are nearly at an end. It's time to reflect on a decade.
As you can see from the graph (once an accountant, always an accountant!) the noughties have been a decade of change for me.
It's interesting to me that now I've plotted love and career it would seem that they are mutually exclusive! I hadn't noticed that before.
In 2000 I turned 30, travelled to Australia and New Zealand (for my very late gap year) and got a tattoo.
When I got back I had an average boyfriend and a horrible job and then no job at all. In 2003 I finally got a lovely job.
In 2005 I went out with an awful man, but my career really took off. I was instrumental in the sale of my company, it was an exciting time.
In 2006 I met Andy and my career suddenly became less important, especially when I became pregnant. I now have no paid career, but a wonderful husband and two amazing children.
If you had asked me in 2000 where I wanted to be in 2009 I don't think I would have dared hope for what I have now.
So what about the next decade?
What will it be called? I've heard people say 'tenties', but I prefer 'teenies'. I suppose time will tell.
For me, I hope to enjoy being a wife and a mum and raise happy and healthy boys. All the rest is gravy!