Well, we are coming up on the end of the year, and more importantly, the end of the decade. it's hard to believe that it's actually been almost TEN YEARS since we were all singing 1999 and waiting for the world to end when the clock struck midnight - but here we are.
I have been lucky to experience an incredible decade, potentially the most influential one of my life - particularly the last couple of years. It is hard to concretely pinpoint what has made these past ten years so fufilling, but I gave it my best shot. Thusly, the top 10 moments of the last 10 years of my life, in no particular order.
003 - NYC & Disney World. Even if you took away the naked boy wizard, I would still have had the time of my life. It is everything and nothing you think it will be, good, bad & everything in between. I miss it every single day of my life. Disney World. I went to Disney World for the first time in my life at age 23, and couldn't have been more pleased with my first dabble in the happiest place on Earth. I will never forget the view from the ferry of the Cinderella castle, and how we rode in silence, just staring as that magical view came closer and closer & finally became a reality. Disney is ageless and limitless, and, most importantly, unforgettable.
Paul McCartney. I was sick, dehydrated, and almost ready to throw in the towel and head home - but then this legendary man walked onstage and I was stuck, unable to move, and hyponotized by what I saw before me. It is still so surreal - Paul McCartney standing 10 feet away from me, talking about John Lennon. What? I doubt I will ever find a music moment to top that experience for the rest of my life, and if i never do, that would be okay.
009 - Nova. I was seventeen when the most precious gift I've ever been given arrived literally on my doorstep, and every day that has gone by since then has been a miracle. There is nothing in this world that I wouldn't do for my canine partner in crime, and my heart swells to bursting every single time I think of her.
I have gone from 13 to 23 in the last decade, and felt every moment in between. If this is how good it gets in the beginning, i cannot imagine the greatness of the middle & the end. Happy 2010, guys & dolls.