2000: Fell in love for the first time, not counting Taylor Hanson. (This would also qualify as the crappiest thing I did that year.)
2001: Started a band, bringing my previously accoustic tunes to life. Quit band at the end of the year for Gwen Stefani circa 1997-esque reasons.
2002: Edited the student magazine, and all the amazing doors that opened because of that.
2003: Ran for student union on an alarmingly Legally Blonde-esque campaign (“Be Inspired!”), designed to test the premise that you couldn’t get elected to office without lying. I would have been better off spending my money on clothes, one of my student politics hack friends would tell me. I cried.
2004: Ran the first electionTracker.net. Worked so many hours I fell sick with a different illness every week. Ran off to Paris afterwards to clear my head.
2005: Again channelling Gwen Stefani, “took a chance you stupid ho” and fell in love for the second time.
2006: Went to the US for the first time, on a tour to meet my favourite journalists, after meeting Maureen Dowd on an Australian television show and her saying she’d take me to cocktails in New York if I ever visited (the cocktails didn’t happen, but I did get to hang out in her office).
2007: Got offered two of my dream jobs within two hours of one another.
2008: Hosted a Democratic Convention party, complete with red state/blue state name tags, and a politically themed drinking game.
2009: Picked my New Years Eve destination out of a hat. Leaving today.
What moments this decade are you most proud of? What excited you most?