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
  • 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.

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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