Personal Reflection

20 Defining Moments In My Life Thus Far

  1. August 22, 1997: I was born.
  2. Whenever I learned to read. That must have been magical.
  3. When I learned to write. Quite possibly the best thing to ever happen to me.
  4. The first time I tried to dance.
  5. The day I started my first novel.
  6. June 2011: Elementary graduation. Unfortunately, I felt ill and had to leave early.
  7. The day I finished the first draft of my novel. This was a big deal then. It still is now.
  8. 2012: My English teacher at the time pulled me out of my math class and nearly gave me a heart attack. She told me an essay I wrote was going to be published.
  9. April 1, 2013: I started this blog and never looked back. What a fun April Fool’s on myself.
  10. April 2, 2013: I published my first blog post. Let’s not talk about the cringe levels.
  11. November 14, 2014: I attended a film festival, where I got to watch my own video on the big screen.
  12. June 2015: High school graduation. I didn’t fall sick this time around. Thank goodness it was only four years long. Four years too many if you ask me.
  13. September 4, 2015: My short story placed third in a writing competition.
  14. September 14, 2015: The first day of university.
  15. February 17, 2016: I got to watch a musical and perform a spoken word during its intermission.
  16. August 22, 2016: My 19th birthday. I also started journaling.
  17. November 22, 2016: I went to an awards ceremony for scholarship winners.
  18. April 2016: I started watching baseball more and more as the month went on.
  19. August 22, 2017: I turned two decades old.
  20. October 12 2017: I went to my first and hopefully not my last magazine launch.