Wanted to chime in - I am new to the site (from Bogleheads). I am on the journey as well and pretty fresh into it. I am over the 10k mark but not until very recently. About 3 years ago I was laid off and started to work my way back up. Went from unemployment, to around $25k, to around $33k, to $40k to now $59k a year income. Currently sitting at:
Cash Savings: $5k emergency fund
Vanguard Roth IRA: $8,800
Student Loan Debt: $13,000
All in all net worth (including belongings, not including mortgage) is around +$30k. 3 years ago I was at $(-16,000).
The poster above that said once you get into the mindset and start saving, it's incredible how quickly it moves. I am currently focused on getting my student loans blasted out by the end of the year.
Stay motivated and stay focused!!! This is a great thread to keep people inspired.