The Noughties: My Review

Millennium Dome 1999
Millennium Dome NYE 1999

So Friday sees the start of a new year and a new decade. Thank God 2009 is over, I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks its crap.

I spent a month in hospital, thanks to a blood clot just below my knee that really wasn’t treated properly at the start. It turned into a DVT and I end up on crutches for a staggering 29 weeks. I’m off them 4 weeks today, I’m still getting used to walking around.

So when I was feeling sorry for myself the rest of the population of Ireland were losing their jobs and going on the dole. When I was 18, I too joined the dole queue, the country was also in a pretty crap state but people still had hope. This time round though people seem extremely down.

A lot of things have happened this decade, looking back at world events it was the decade that changed the world. 9/11 sorted that, along with 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.Since the guy tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day, we’re supposedly going to have to strip down to our underpants to board a plane.

I’m writing this on my blackberry, phones could just about SMS a decade ago. Now we’re always connected, if I didn’t have the BBerry I’d be completely lost.

I remember in February 2000 going to California and making cassette copies of albums to bring. Ipods didn’t exist until 2001.

2000 saw me crawl out of a burning building, scorch my vocal chords and lungs, burn my hand and almost die.

The decade hasn’t been all bad though, I met the love of my life and we’re still together.

I started working for myself and decided to go get myself a degree.. Which I’m half way through.

I went to live in London for a while and realised that Ireland really isn’t the place for me. Although I’m here now, I’m working my way to being able to make a move abroad with proper qualifications.

All in all, it was pretty good, as we leave the Noughties and go to the (what will they be called?) Teenies, no doubt things will change even more, good or bad, only time will tell.

EDIT: I forgot a couple of the big things for me in the Noughties..

  • George Michael went on tour and I got to see him 6 times 🙂
  • Sophie B Hawkins came to Ireland and I looked after her bookings and PR

Millenium Dome, London  Pic from Here