Friday Five : 10 years ago

Hello readers  and thanks for checking in for today’s Friday Five.  I am linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run, for this week’s theme …what I was doing 10 years ago.



Ten years ago, June 2005. Wow.

1. My kids were 3 and 6. So I spent a lot of time nurturing, playing and cuddling (which I still do today, but with teenagers it is a bit different).



2. We were in Maine that summer for my brother’s wedding. And trying to get a 3 year old to cooperate for some pictures.




3. I was probably indulging a bit too much. I had not yet gotten into the healthy lifestyle I have today. In this picture I am definitely heavier / less athletic than I am today. I started running and weight lifting soon afterwards. Not too proud of my haircut either!



4. I was living in the same town I am today. We had moved into a new place 2 years prior, so I am sure I was busy painting a room and planning the renovation of my bathroom. It was the first apartment we owned and when we moved in, the walls were white and we spent the next couple years doing each room. The kitchen was the first room we painted. Yellow, yikes !


5. I was working in the same industry, market research. I had just sold my company to an international company. It was mid June and there was an international meeting in China. So in June 2005 I flew to Beijing for the first of many international trips.



Doing this post was so much fun, looking back and thinking about what I have accomplished and done in 10 years. I love my life.

What about you ? What were you doing 10 years ago ?

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Comments: 20

  1. Wow you haven’t aged much! Fun to look back huh?! Have a great weekend
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:38 am Reply

      thanks Deborah ! So much fun to do this post. I had to dig into old photo albums though, no digital photos yet ! LOL

  2. Mom June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Loved the photos. Dave and Erika will celebrate their tenth anniversary with you and their two little girls. It will be fun to look back. Love the post.

    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:38 am Reply

      Thanks mom ! Love you 🙂

  3. Coco June 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Nice look back! You looked great 10 years ago even if you look better now. 😉
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:39 am Reply

      Thanks Coco. That is what everyone tells me, which is why I am feeling OK about growing older.

  4. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC June 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm Reply

    Loved getting some insight into what you were doing 10 years ago – I agree with Deborah and Coco – you looked just as great then as you do now 🙂
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:40 am Reply

      Thanks Courtney, and it was a great post idea !

  5. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness June 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm Reply

    I was spending time decorating our house too that year an the first room I painted was also yellow. It must have been the “in” color back then. I have been saying for years I want to re-paint but just haven’t yet!

    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:41 am Reply

      I think that color is like fashion and my green living room is now all in taupe. No more yellow in my new home !

  6. John @ run. geek. run(disney) June 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Fun look back. Great pictures of you little ones.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:42 am Reply

      Thanks. It was a fun post, looking back at all the photos.

  7. Jennifer June 27, 2015 at 12:02 am Reply

    Ah interesting to learn you had your own company! I agree with the other ladies – you aged well (even look younger)! 🙂
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:43 am Reply

      You are so kind, thank you !

  8. HoHo Runs June 27, 2015 at 2:12 am Reply

    I think you and I had the same hair cut in 2005. You haven’t aged! It’s fun looking back, isn’t it? I wasn’t running yet either.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:46 am Reply

      So great to look back. Thanks for the compliment.

  9. Sandra Laflamme June 27, 2015 at 5:38 am Reply

    So great to take a walk down memory lane. It sounds as though you have loved where you are and 10 years later still loving it!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 27, 2015 at 7:47 am Reply

      I always knew what I wanted in life and didn’t settle…. which is why I have no regrets from the past 10 years.

  10. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork June 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Great pics! Didn’t know you worked in market research! I did that for my first three years out of college. I was just starting that job 10 years ago. Crazy to think! Thanks for sharing!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration July 1, 2015 at 2:25 am Reply

      Its not a very well known industry, but I love it.

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