NaBloPoMo 2020: Day 16

NaBloPoMo 2020: Day 16

What have been the most defining moments
that have helped shape my life?

Okay, I’m 50% done with this blog challenge
& I’m being lazy today so here’s a chronological listicle m’kay?

  • Being born (duh)
  • When I was four, I was at a barbeque. I was following my older cousin out of the door and she accidently let it slam against my head. I still have a scar in my right eyebrow that makes it IMPOSSIBLE for me to have Taraji P. Henson-level brows.
  • My first concert (New Kids on the Block, Coca-Cola Tour 1990)
  • My first tongue kiss in my classroom’s coatroom
  • My grandmother’s death
  • My grandfather’s death six months later
  • My mother telling me she was pregnant with my brother, an announcement that was made while she was braiding my hair. She was hormonal. I was a bitchy 13-year-old. It was awkward.
  • The day I met my first love
  • The afternoon I lost my virginity* to said first love. (*I no longer believe in the patriarchal concept of virginity but that was my vernacular at the time, so…yep)
  • The night my first love broke up with me over the phone
  • Getting accepted into college
  • Moving into my dorm room
  • The first time I smoked weed. After the sesh, I bought a Family Size bag of Cheetos and two Arizona Iced Teas. We call that dinner.
  • The first time a dude dogged me out. He has manboobs now. We call that karma.
  • There was a herpes outbreak on my college campus my sophomore year. The school compiled a contact tracing list to figure out who all may have been exposed and guess whose name was on it? I, much like the entire experience, was negative.
  • Meeting my then boyfriend/now husband when he emailed me by mistake
  • My first time doing shrooms
  • Graduating from college after my adviser did EVERYTHING in their power to keep from walking the stage
  • Moving to Iowa City
  • Getting engaged
  • Planning my wedding (never.a.fucking.gain.)
  • Getting married
  • Giving birth for the first time
  • Moving into our first house
  • Finding out I was having a baby girl
  • Giving birth for the second and final time
  • My first session with my therapist
  • Publishing my first novel (it’s permafree on Kindle, FYI)
  • Going on a childfree trip to Vegas with my husband
  • Being selected for Pitch Wars
  • Quitting a job after five months
  • Becoming a librarian
  • Hitting one year of sobriety
  • Losing all of baby weight (53 lbs.)
  • Starting this blog challenge after a year of minimal writing

And so, so many more defining moments to experience, I hope.
More tomorrow. Thanx for reading. Bye.

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