Decade Statistics: Timeline and Milestones


Hey, guys!

So in honor of my decade of blogging, this week will be all about blog stats and such. I figured the best way to start off would be to go through each blogging year and make note of the “highlights” of the past decade. So here you go!

Year 1 (May 2006 – April 2007)

  • Started blogging (duh)
  • Graduated high school
  • Took a cruise to Alaska
  • Got my wisdom teeth removed
  • Attended band camp for the U of I marching band
  • Met two of my best college friends: Matt and Maggie
  • Started college
  • Met Sean
  • Joined Facebook
  • The Butt Song made its debut
  • A (really crappy) play I wrote was performed in my theatre class
  • I took Literature in Western Civilization II and realized that I wanted to study philosophy in more detail

Year 2 (May 2007 – April 2008)

  • Went to a drag show, in drag, with Matt
  • Started dating Matt at said drag show
  • Got hired at my first part-time job: Wendy’s
  • I took Tests and Measurements (PSYC 453) and realized that psychometrics was the area of psychology that interested me the most
  • The 25-credit semester
  • I spent most nights talking to Sean on MSN Messenger, usually until at least 1 AM
  • Discovered Leibniz
  • First date with Rob and all the subsequent Rob/Jessica drama that entailed

Year 3 (May 2008 – April 2009)

  • Worked at the U of I as a summer custodian
  • Discovered Metalocalypse
  • Moved into the house with Sean, Aaron, Lanky, and Michael
  • So much Rock Band
  • Got my industrial ear piercing
  • Broke up with Rob and dealt with all the drama that entailed
  • Got to march a halftime show for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Started dating Aaron
  • Went to Hawaii with the band
  • Went parasailing in Hawaii
  • Got my B.S. in psychology
  • Got accepted into UBC’s psychology graduate program
  • Turned 21

Year 4 (May 2009 – April 2010)

  • Got my B.S. in philosophy
  • “Broke up” with Aaron (I use quotes because it was the most mutual, amicable break up there could ever be)
  • Worked as an in-home caretaker for Seubert’s
  • Took another cruise to Alaska
  • I…did stuff. This is still private, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s important to me and I think at least one of you knows what I’m talking about
  • Moved out of the house with the guys
  • Moved to Vancouver
  • Started grad school
  • Realized my supervisor and I were not the most compatible of people
  • Lots and lots of misery
  • Lots and lots of rain
  • NO REALLY IT RAINED THE WHOLE GODDAMN MONTH OF NOVEMBER I AM NOT EXAGGERATING I KNOW THIS REALLY ISN’T A BIG DEAL IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS BUT I MEAN SERIOUSLY WHAT IN THE SOGGY FUCK, VANCOUVER
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2009
  • Started downloading a new song per day
  • The 2010 Olympics came to Vancouver. I walked around downtown and got to see the Olympic torch

Year 5 (May 2010 – April 2011)

  • Moved to a new apartment in Vancouver
  • Went to Boston for the APS conference
  • Moved my blog from MySpace to WordPress
  • Started walking for pleasure
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2010
  • Decided not to continue on to the PhD program at UBC
  • Got accepted into the philosophy graduate program at UWO
  • Went skydiving
  • Thesis drama
  • Was hospitalized for…reasons
  • Ran a 10K (Vancouver Sun Run)

Year 6 (May 2011 – April 2012)

  • I got really sick, both mentally and physically
  • Was hospitalized again for…different reasons
  • Successfully defended my thesis
  • Got my M.A. in psychology
  • Moved back to Moscow
  • Took ANOTHER cruise to Alaska
  • Saw Mount Rushmore
  • Moved to London, Ontario
  • Started grad school (again)
  • Quit grad school (again) and moved back to Moscow
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2011
  • Moved to Marana, AZ to be with my mom
  • Moved to Tucson, AZ with my mom
  • Started working at Pima Community College as a Disabled Student Resources tech

Year 7 (May 2012 – April 2013)

  • Moved back to Moscow
  • Started working as a lecturer for the UI stats department
  • Went back to undergrad
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2012
  • Worked as a data analyst for the Ag Department

Year 8 (May 2013 – April 2014)

  • Had what was probably my most enjoyable semester at UI
  • Walked 1,361.2 miles in 2013
  • Got accepted into the University of Calgary’s statistics graduate program

Year 9 (May 2014 – April 2015)

  • Got my B.S. in math
  • Had to unexpectedly choose between University of Calgary and Carleton University for grad school
  • Chose the University of Calgary and moved up there
  • Met Nate and subsequently fell head over heels for him
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2014
  • Won a TA award for fall 2014

Year 10 (May 2015 – April 2016)

  • Saw some of the oldest/biggest trees on the planet in the Grove of Titans in Jedediah State Park
  • Went to my first MLB game and saw the Giants play the Braves at AT&T Park in San Francisco
  • Saw the Grand Canyon for the first time
  • Visited Yellowstone National Park
  • Moved in with Nate
  • Adopted Jazzy Cat
  • Nate and I got engaged
  • Walked 2,523.29 miles in 2015
  • Won a TA award for fall 2015
  • PhD program drama
  • Blogged for 10 years straight!

 

Man, a lot of stuff can happen in a decade. Writing it all out like this makes it seem like I’ve really become a completely different person from the person I was when I first started this blog. Pretty snazzy, if you ask me.

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One response

  1. Hard to believe its been ten years! Seems like only yesterday we were screwing around in band, making songs about butts…

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