January 19, 2012

Time Stand Still

This month marked my ten year anniversary with my company. That's an amazingly long time if you really think about it. (I did. And it's a really long time. And that's a good thing.)

I went out with three friends the other night. We met for dinner after work. We're all very busy. It was amazing that none of us had to bail. We all started out in the company together around the same time. We all did similar things, advanced in mostly similar ways. Two of us are still there, two have gone to do other things.

I spend a lot of time here sounding old, saying things like time sure flies. I sound like a broken record. But, seriously, the pace of life continually astonishes me. Ten years and all the milestones that came along with them - marriages, kids, promotions, departures - is an amazingly long amount of time that seems to have passed by in a flash.

But you know what was awesome? Really, truly awesome? Catching up with three good friends, picking up conversations where you left them years ago, and reminiscing about times you'd almost forgotten. It was like - for a very brief time - ten years hadn't passed at all.

Posted by Chris at January 19, 2012 7:50 AM

Congratulations on a decade of success. :) Here's to several more!

Posted by: Jen Rothmeyer (EmSun) at January 19, 2012 10:11 AM

I'll mark ten years with my company in May. No one will give a crap and I'm totally OK with that. This summer I hope to move back to San Francisco where all my friends are, and proceed from there as if the 20 years I've spent in La La Land never happened.

Posted by: Brooke at January 19, 2012 11:49 AM

time is a remarkable thing. i can never believe it, myself. congrats on the milestone!

Posted by: kati at January 19, 2012 3:39 PM