It’s the Year 2020

It’s the year 2020, whether you’re ready for it or not! On to a new decade! To me, it doesn’t really feel like it should be 2020 yet. It’s a year that even a few years ago felt like it was far into the future. A lot has happened in 10 years: I got my master’s degree. I moved to Seattle and took an extremely stressful job on a dysfunctional team at Amazon. I quit my extremely stressful Amazon job and joined a small Seattle company called Tableau. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I got into sailing. I witnessed political events which demonstrated that a ton of us in America are still really racist,– we were just pretending we weren’t through the 90’s and 00’s. Who knew? I don’t know if I have any solid takeaways from the past decade. Maybe it’s that the future is always full of the unexpected; but it’s just one of those things where you live your daily life, and occasionally there are moments along the way when you suddenly realize how much time has passed. You can look back to the naivety of your past self, contrasted against the once-ambiguous future, full of uncertainty, that has now congealed into unchangeable history.