10 Events That Shaped The Previous Decade for Me

by - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

It's hard to believe that this is the start of a new decade, and here are some events that shaped the previous decade for me (note: I was a wee 15 year old when this decade first started, lolz)...

I graduated high school
In 2013, I graduated high school. I know high school graduations aren't normally a big deal, but my class was essentially the school guinea pig and we survived through four schedule changes-one per year.

I started and dropped out of community college
In 2013, I started attending community college starting with a nursing major, then switched to biotechnology, and in 2016, I dropped out because it wasn't a good environment.

I took an IT course
In 2016, I took an IT course which led me to be able to do things and it also taught me how to type up a resume.

I started working
At 18, in 2013, I started working, and I've been working on and off for the past 6 years. Working has taught me a lot about how bad people can be sometimes, but working also instilled a professional work ethic in me. I'm currently still working in retail (it's enough to get me by and I like it mostly) and it's been pretty good so far.

I started blogging
I started blogging in 2015, and changed my name three times before settling on my current name which I love. Blogging has taught me so much, from SEO to photography to marketing myself.

I lost two family members
In 2017, I lost my cousin to suicide and then in May this year, I lost my uncle to a work related accident and those two incidents taught me about valuing your family.

My father's diagnosis with cancer
In 2015, my father was diagnosed with cancer and he's still fighting it, and it also taught me to not take things so hard.

I went back to school
In 2018, I went back to school and it's been the best decision I ever made because I'm now doing a lot better as I'm in a different school.

I missed my home state
After being back in my home state twice in a span of under 2 years, I found out how much I miss my hometown of Dallas and how much I would love to move back.

I got diagnosed with migraines
I started having bad migraines at 14, but didn't get officially diagnosed until 18 and it was an absolute lifechanger because I now knew my bad headaches weren't just headaches.

What events shaped your previous decade?

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