A Decade in Review

by jenn on December 31, 2010

in Year in Review

A Decade in Review - Jennifer Lee

After completing my 2010 year-in-review exploding box, I also did an illustrated reflection on the past decade since so many significant things took place in the last 10 years. (Technically I drew 11 years, but it made sense for me to capture it this way and besides numbers are not my strong suit – haha!)

I moved up to San Francisco in 1998 and that really helped pave the way for some transformative decisions and events. When I look back on the first half of the decade a lot of it was about laying the foundation in my personal life – getting married (Brian and I had already been together seven years before we tied the knot), buying our house, and also embarking on my personal growth journey. I also focused intently on climbing the corporate ladder, even though I ultimately knew I wanted to do something else.

Getting coached, coaching other people, and participating in a leadership program  helped me to clarify my vision for the next half of the decade.

It was much easier to remember what happened from 2006 (that’s when I started this blog) since that’s when I took the leap from my corporate job to working for myself. In the second half of the decade, I gave myself permission to live my life in much more alignment with my values and passions. So many exciting and fulfilling things have unfolded since then. And I can’t wait for all of the amazing things to come in the new year and new decade.

Wishing you a fabulous 2011!!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara Nigg January 1, 2011 at 2:00 am

You’ve inspired me to spend the first day of 2011 sifting and sorting through this past decade with images! Your artwork feels joyful and playful to me – affirming my need to work through stuff visually for it to sink in, crystalize into some kind of actionable clarity – while enjoying myself! Thank you for sharing your passion and vision – and the path you’ve taken!

Gina Gold January 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

You have had an amazing decade. Such transformations! I love your illustrations — what a fun way to remember the highlights. Have a happy and healthy year!

Beks January 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Jenn my dearest, you are always an inspiration to me and this is more of it!

lisa January 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

this is lovely. and i’m very honored to see bellas were captured

Kara Sorensen January 3, 2011 at 9:33 am


This is so inspiring to read! Congratulations on your decade, WOW.

I have put doing art projects on a weekly basis as my top new years goal, and am really excited by this.

I also plan on taking one of your upcoming classes, so keep me posted.


Kara Sorensen

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