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- Write one sentence that summarizes each year of your life so far. See all answers
- September 7, 2011 by FrancisShaw
- One Sentence for Each Year of My Life
This aught to be interesting...
1989: Come back in a few years when I am capable of higher brain functions
1993: A smattering of memories, my main feeling was confusion with a dash of curiosity.
1994: I wore a tiny suit for a wedding, last memories of most relatives outside of immediate family.
1995: Brother was born, didn't take to him at first
1996: First recollection of any mention of football and first instance of interest,
or disinterest in different songs I heard on the radio, I suppose I lost the tin ear of youth.
1997: Was that the year those star wars films came out again? If so then I remember my eight year old self appreciating those.
1998: Election was year beofre but living under Labour was a thing around this time.
1999: Second year of Primary school, starting to shrink from the world.
2000: People yelling happy new year out of car windows well into March,
maybe my first full appreciation of life other than the routine I was used to.
2001: Moved to secondary school, started to not enjoy myself.
2002: Time trudged slowly on, starting to feel angry.
2003: Endless routine of school brightened occasionally by distractions like sitting in my room listening to music with headphones on really loudly to block everything out.
2004: Really hating everything, school is horrible, social awkwardness created by posh Christian all boys school really getting me down, took out anger by joining school rifle club and being awesome at something for once.
2005: Ascended beyond hate to pure lack of care. Got into trouble at school and probably started to make people uncomfortable at my mental development. Also, freedom from that fucking school.
2006: A-level college, social awkwardness remained but helpful and friendly staff were turning it around for me. Starting to feel that Classics was the path for me
2007: First girlfriend, learnt a lot. Also first seveer backlash against attempts to come out of my shell and thoughts of suicide.
2008: Gap Year, hadn't caught travelling bug yet, probably as a backlash against being sunburnt so many times as a child on trips to Italy. Still not really sure what to do with myself or aware that I could take steps in life without having to ask for confirmation. Experience of the workplace and different people really helped me start to come out and be a regular, happy guy.
2009: Fresher at Uni, full independence led to an awesomely self destructive and unproductive year until near the end when it went downhill fast. Luckily the grades were good.
2010: Sucky second year, back to the grind of work and no life as I had a backlash against my poor habits in first year. Highlight of first extended trip abroad (to Bulgaria and Romania) and new desire to leave England, travel and generally do adventurous stuff.
2011: Been ok so far, fully out of my shell and ready to rock! Romania has been a big part of my year this year, probably my favourite country of all that I have seen, can't wait to go back.
Ok some of those were waaaay longer than sentences but I feel they made up for the early years when I had nothing much going on.