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Rick Ace Rhodes

Well, we've officially reached the end of the current decade. The 2010's are about to end and we are about to see the 2020's begin.



What are some things that have occurred in your life in the 2010's? What are you hoping to accomplish in the 2020's?



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Benjanime

the end of the 2000s and start of the 2010s was my time spent with my older brother, who lived far off into the state of north dakota. i haven't spent time with him in person since 2000 started and it was great spending the time i had with him again, but as i got to the mid 2010s i got a case of homesickness after visiting the family during a christmas visit. now, it seems like i'll be looking after my mom after she fractured her shoulder from a falling accident. so much has happened, and i'm sure that now that i've reconnected with the family that there's more to look forward to.



well if there's one thing i'm not looking forward to next decade it's more unnecessary updates on youtube, like the one we're getting tomorrow, ugh....


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Mr Magic

I got my GED diploma in 2010, so this decade was off to a nice start.


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Vaporman87

The 2010s brought many important things to my life. The births of my middle and youngest sons, the launch of RetroDaze, taking ownership of the family business, the passing of my mom and my sister, the opening and closing of our froyo business, getting to meet some of you all at RetroCon, and many more.



It is my hope that the 2020s will bring great things. In the coming decade, 3 of my 4 children will graduate high school, I will reach my 50s, my 35th high school class reunion, and hopefully much more!


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ThatDudeintheHoodie

The 2010s was my first decade as an adult. It was all a learning experience for me. I had some falls, some harder than others. But I have been blessed with good times. I went to my first convention which started off my love of conventions. I left RetroJunk for RetroDaze and met you guys both online and some in person. 



 



The 2020s is where I'm hitting the pavement harder. I'll be going to college for Cyber Security, with my plan on getting my A.A. by the time I'm 30, I'm gonna try to travel more and make my life that much more full, and to raise up my situation to get better. 


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comic_book_fan

this decade has been a tough one for most of it but the last 3 years have been looking up i finally have income and some ideas to progress and some passion projects i plan on starting and i hope to find time to do some more writing on here and some youtubeing.


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echidna64

2010-2015 were the best years of my life- living in San Diego, getting married



2016-2020 will always be special because of the birth of my daughter but was pretty brutal as my wife and I both finished up studying and getting established in our careers.



Hopefully in the 2020's we will finally be homeowners!


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vkimo

Like Chidz I got married and co birthed the best damn daughter in the world in the 2010s - we also  became home owners, which after living with the inlaws has become like a new lease on life haha, I've been able to expand my online business and pee with the door open, so life is looking up haha


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Vaporman87

I know someone who has their eye on open-door pooping in the '20s. Mmm hmm.



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Like Chidz I got married and co birthed the best damn daughter in the world in the 2010s - we also  became home owners, which after living with the inlaws has become like a new lease on life haha, I've been able to expand my online business and pee with the door open, so life is looking up haha




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echidna64

And gym gains!



Vaporman87 wrote :

I know someone who has their eye on open-door pooping in the '20s. Mmm hmm.


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Caps 2.0

I posted this on my Facebook page, and although I know some of you who are my friends on there have already seen it, I wanted to share my New 10s recap as well.



On the downside, I wasn't able to heal my relationship with my mother before she passed away in 2010, leaving me with a scarred psyche and recurring nightmares about my relationship with her. In addition, my efforts later in the decade to earn more money for fun things by working extra shifts at my retail job ended up almost losing me my Social Security Disabilty benefits, forcing me permanently down to 16 hours a week and putting me in a bad spot it'll take me a long time to get past. Also, RetroJunk, where I had my first big successes as a writer, underwent an overhaul in the 2012-2013 time period that saw me lose a lot of my readers and the site lose a lot of users, leading me to search for a new place to do my writing.



On the upside, in this decade, I finally achieved maturity and peace of mine thanks to a therapist who understands Asperger's Syndrome and a psychiatrist who may not have had a good bedside manner, but DID put me, at long last, on the right medications to deal with my health issues. I started an autograph collection that has continued to grow to this day. I was lucky enough to attend Chiller Theatre every year from 2014 to 2019 and make many great friends that way. I started doing phone interviews in 2012, and that has greatly expanded my horizons as a writer.



Speaking of which, most importantly, my greatest successes as a writer came in The New 10s. After I left RetroJunk in 2013, I was wondering where I would be able to write next. My friend Eileen invited me to the website Pop Geeks (or Bilateral Warp, as it was called in 2013) as a message board user, but when I informed her I was looking for a new writing base, I put together an audition piece for her. The audition piece was a success, and I started writing for Pop Geeks in January of 2014. Almost 6 years and nearly 140 articles later, I've established a niche for myself as a pop-culture historian with my interviews, and things just keep getting better.



All in all, The New 10s saw some major downs, but thankfully, there were far more ups, and I have faith that The New 20s will be even better.


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