November, 2011 was a big month for us, which is why I’m writing about it 3 months later…and with the goal of helping us to remember what changes this month held for us, ten years down the road.
Eddy and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary November 24, 2011 and the beginning of the month marked eleven years since we had met. I remember meeting him and feeling like I already knew him- even though there were times I hardly understood him! He likes to joke sometimes that since meeting me, and even before we had kids, he had to make a concerted effort to clean up his language, as I didn’t always understand what was slang and/or appropriate to use in front of others!
I turned 37 in November. I have a hard time remembering how old I am (which makes Eddy laugh), but it’s true. And 37 seems like it’s going to be a good year: new job, new city, new house (maybe?), new car, and so on and so forth. More importantly, I’ve always been happy being the age that I am, but this year just seems to be especially right.
So the other big event of November 2011 is that I started my fantastic, new, better-than-winning-the-lottery job on November 15. I went to Paris to sign my contract, worked from home for two weeks (often in a daze of “Is this really happening to me?”) and left for a first big trip to Seattle at the end of the month. Three months in, I still can’t believe it. I mean, really. Microsoft? And then I think “Wow, Microsoft!”
All in all, November was a good month.