I’ve been thinking lately about dates. Important and significant dates. We all have those times in our lives where something significant has happened, and our life is forever separated into the “before” and “after” of an event. Take for example, the birth of a child: like how I now refer to my life in terms of “before Calvin” or “after Calvin.”
I thought it would be interesting to create a collection of all the significant dates and anniversaries in my life, and create some sort of timeline. Below is my list of the dates that represent significant turning points in my life, the pivotal BEFOREs and AFTERs. I may have left a few out, but it is interesting to see them all in one place, and to note that most of my turning point events have been positive. It’s also interesting to note that most of my dates happened when I was at least 20 years old – so as a young child I did not experience a lot of huge changes in my life – aka my life was pretty stable. Maybe this explains my resistance to change… even positive changes.
January 18, 1987 – Birthday – 0 years old
September 21, 1998 – Baptism – 11 years old
June 5, 2009 – Marriage – 22 years old
(mid) June 2009 – Moved to Abilene – 22 years old
June 30, 2016 – Birth of Calvin – 29 years old
July 26, 2016 – Admittance to Abilene Behavioral Health Hospital -29 years old
August 14, 2017 – Started job at ACU Library – 30 years old
What are your turning point anniversaries? Have they been mostly positive or negative? It’s an interesting exercise to reflect back over your life and see the exact moments when something happened that would forever impact your future.