1987, Born in Washington D.C.
1987-1996 Lived in N.W. Washington, attended preschool through 3rd grade at Layfette Elementary. Met my best friend Claire in 1st grade.
Started horseback riding when I was 7.
The summer before 4th grade my family moved to Bethesda, Maryland.
4th-12th grades in Montgomery County, MD school system.
Summer before 8th and 9th grade, worked at the National Zoo.
Summer before 10th grade, interned for the Council Spokesman, Montgomery County Council.
Got my first horse in 9th grade, sold him in 11th grade.
Started competing in dressage, 9th grade.
Had a longterm boyfriend, from when I was 16 to 19.
Studied abroad in Germany, travelled to Paris and Holland, summer before sophomore year at UMW.
Started UMW in 2005, going from Historic Pres. to PoliSci to History.
Entered the M.Ed. program 2nd semester freshman year.
Visited Claire while she was studying at Oxford, spring break, sophomore year. Claire also got engaged just a week before I came to visit (the wedding’s next summer!!)
Worked at Glacier National Park in Montana summer before junior year.
Met my boyfriend, Filip, (who’s from Slovakia) at Glacier.
Wrote this post (thanks Elle!)
This was really hard to do as a brief blog post. I realize it isn’t all chronological, rather I organized it by topic. When I was thinking about one topic it would lead me to another, so that’s why it’s kind of scattered. Also I noted it was easier for me to recall events based on my grade in school, or how old I was, rather than an actual year. Mainly I included events that I consider important and that really stick out in my memory. Of course there is a lot more I could add about my family, etc., but this is just a brief outline.
Chronology is central to historical narratives. Unlike mine, most chonologies are useful in determining dates of specific events. The best primary historical narratives are organized chronologically and are accurate. Those ones are what we hope for in our sources.