A few days ago, Daily Post showcased a prompt about writing a power sentence on every year of your life. When I read this, I admit I was thinking, “Cool idea, but very time consuming and I’m not sure my memory will be able to do so.” I know I may be only 27 but there are some years that start to flow into the next and things can get a bit fuzzy. Then as I was reading my subscribed blogs, I realized the prompt actually came from someone I follow!
After reading HER post on her life in 36 sentences, I felt almost compelled to now sit down and take the time to do this myself. I fought it at first but then when she questioned me about doing one and then told me if I did, she’d love to read it…Well, I gave in. It IS a prompt by a blog I LOVE and thoroughly enjoy and Heck, she even did it herself when she had just a few more sentences than me to come up with, so here goes. Not every year is exactly ONE sentence but I tried to shorten each yr. to the important stuff. Hope you enjoy…especially you, Stef!
1983- My oldest sister walked down the aisle with me still inside my mommy, but soon I would enter this world kicking and screaming.
1984-My recollections come from my mother’s stories, I started to walk and my first word was “Baby”. Apparently I LOVED babies.
1985-My one memory is near the end of ’85 when I became an Aunt and held my first niece.
1986-I loved to entertain the world through singing every chance I got and didn’t mind dancing while the mood struck me.
1987-My love for arts led to trouble when me and my accomplice(my niece) got caught coloring my brother’s bed sheets. My mom said I was trying to make them pretty 🙂
1988- I was a flower girl for my middle sister’s wedding and my oldest sister was pregnant during it. I later became an Aunt for the 2nd time and I was thrilled!
1989-I went from half days at Kindergarten to full days in first grade. I also started wearing glasses and hating it.
1990-The start of chronic migraines but also the glory of being an Aunt again!
1991-Had my handwriting messed up due to a teacher who criticized it for being always either too big or too small, but also learned the President song so I could name all the Presidents. I still know it to this day!
1992- Saw my 4th niece being born and got to hold her. Met my favorite teacher ever who told me I was a great writer and encouraged me to write.
1993-Made the first REAL best friend I ever had and became an Aunt yet AGAIN. Finally started understanding what being an Aunt meant and was in love with it.
1994-The last FULL year I lived in the city I was born and raised in.
1995-One of the milestone years in my life. My middle sister had her 2nd little girl who was hospitalized as a newborn for a respiratory infection. On the way to the hospital, me and my mom would get into a car accident that totaled our vehicle, but we were both OK. Started packing to move and had to say goodbye to my best friend. Before we could finish, our house caught on fire and I lived only due to my intuition.
1996-Our new city was small compared to the big city I grew up in. I got bullied and felt lonelier than ever. Fell down the stairs of my house and ended up with a torn ligament. By the end of the year, I finally found a new friend.
1997-The first time I had ever gone to public school. Made one friend in the whole school and everyone else seemed to ignore me or bully me. Home life wasn’t always so great because of my brother’s need to drink and then fight with my parents. My friend’s brother became my first boyfriend and my first kiss.
1998-Bullying at school got worse so I started missing more and more school. I got contacts to replace my glasses and got accused of trying to “fit in”.
1999-Dumped again by my bf, this time on Valentine’s Day. A guy asking me out at school turned out to be a joke that the whole school found funny and on top of the bullying, I was missing too much school. I was finally taken out and did homeschooling.
2000-Family from Indiana moved in with us which led to me and my 2nd niece, Beckah becoming really close. Homeschooling didn’t work out and I enrolled in an alternative school to finish on time.
2001-Finished 2 1/2 years of school in 6 months time to graduate on Valentine’s Day, making the day much better for me than past events did. Sang “Wind Beneath my wings” at my graduation ceremony in May and went on my first and only Missions Trip to Wales,UK in July. After my return, I started college as a Music and English double major, then 9/11 hit and the world was forever changed.
2002-Dropped the English major and went full out for Music, learned college was way different from High School but couldn’t seem to overcome the shyness from then. Found enough courage to audition and make All State Choir but got sick the second day of the trip and had to miss the performance. Ended up riding a Greyhound Bus for my first time ever at 19 from San Antonio to Austin to meet my family.
2003-Had my first surgery-A Tonsillectomy. Took a stumble and ended up breaking my fibula and detaching my deltoid ligament on the SAME day and almost the same exact time as my new and first nephew came into the world.
2004- Went back to college after missing a semester due to my fall then got back with my ex from high school, which turned out to be a big mistake. Made a big decision about my life.
2005-Lost 75 pounds due to my decision to make some changes. Gained the confidence to try out for a singing/dancing group and made it. I also signed up for Acting class, fell in love with it and got cast in my first play, “Reefer Madness”. Also was cast in “Babes in Toyland” where I met someone who would become one of my best friends.
2006-Music Theory drove me insane and Performing was growing to be a strong passion of mine so I made the big decision to drop Theory and change my major to Theatre two courses shy of completing my Music Degree. Became Sound Designer for “Yellow Boat” in which I used my voice for the baby’s cry and was Assistant Stage Manager as well as performing in Babes in Toyland for the 2nd year in a row.
2007-Got cast as Aunt Abby in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, where I ended up performing while sick with a fever, but still had fun! Went through a difficult time with men and love and wanted change. This led to me working at a preschool in Indiana for a few months in the summer. Came back home and took a semester off from college and met an older guy I knew in high school who I became engaged to within a week, set the wedding for a month away and had it canceled within a week OF the wedding. Not even 2 months later, I would get a message on Myspace from a guy, meet him and start dating him with the plan to take things SLOWER. Took a month long temp job at JCPenney during the holidays. Oh yeah…and became a GREAT Aunt! 🙂
2008- Played Charley’s Aunt in the play “Charley’s Aunt”. Finally graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Theater and Minor in Music. On July 19th, 2008, my MySpace man took me on a surprise picnic where he proposed to me. I said yes.
2009-Worked for the U.S. Census Bureau with one of my best friend’s mother-in-law’s and ending up having so much fun and becoming friends with her. Married my husband in a castle on July 19th, 2009….and got banned from Motel 6. (If you haven’t read my post on this…it’s NOT what you think!) 😉
2010-Worked for the U.S. Census Bureau again, but this time under different people and full of tons of drama that wasn’t on stage! Ended up becoming mainly a stay at home housewife due to physical reasons. Started this blog but didn’t use it much.