Wow… ten years ago this month I started jotting down interesting things I wanted to share on my website. I just remember seeing some stuff I wanted to remember and thought it would be interesting to put them on my website as a sort of public journal. I don’t know where I got the idea or why but I did. Granted, my second entry was four months later or so but, hey, it started in November 1994 (see the link to the archives on the sidebar). So, happy 10th anniversary to my blog!
I recently saw one of those memes go around the net which asks you to jot what your life was like 10 and 5 years ago and where you think it will be in 5 and 10 years. So, this is a good place to do that.
Ten Years Ago: In the fall of 1994 I was in “dating retirement” taking a break from things to grow up a bit and trying to figure my life out. Shortly afterwards (the following spring) I met Ann and began applying to graduate schools so my work on my life at that point paid off quite nicely.
Five Years Ago: In the fall of 1999, Ann and I had been married six months and she was in her second trimester with Jack. I had a good job at WebCT (which was still Universal Learning Technology at the time) and things were looking up. The dot com bubble burst was still a ways off.
Five Years From Now: I know I want to do a lot more writing so by 5 years from now so I hope to be published and starting to make a real go at writing. In addition, I want to get back to doing more teaching and more lecturing/seminars than I am today.
Ten Years From Now: Jack will be a teenager so I just hope that I survive the experience.