I saw this little prompt on facebook a few months ago and I've been meaning to complete it. Looks like the perfect activity for a Memory Monday!
What's happened since high school?
This one should produce a good list. Take each year after high school graduation and give us one or two things that happened during that year.
Graduation Year: 1987
1988 - Went to Utah State University and had a great time! Transferred to University of Utah in the Fall of 88. My parents adopted my brother (from Korea).
1989 - Went on a study abroad program to the United Kingdom for 2 months. Transferred to Brigham Young University (and hated it there).
1990 - Transferred back to the University of Utah. Started dating Jeff again (long story) and we got engaged in November
1991 - Got married. Continued school at University of Utah. Lived in a basement apartment
1992 - I graduated from college (University of Utah). Moved to a 2 bedroom apartment. Worked as a sales rep for my Dad's food brokerage business.
1993 - Our son Alex was born. I continued on as a sales rep.
1994 - Changed jobs to a work at home (mostly) bookkeeper for my Dad's business. Had gallbladder removed
1995 - Worked at home doing bookkeeping and also worked at home sewing medical wraps for hubby's workplace. Moved into small rental home.
1996 - My husband graduated from college (University of Utah) Bought our first home. Our daughter Riley was born. Our son Alex was diagnosed with autism.
1997 - Quit bookkeeping job. Had tonsils removed. Alex started special ed preschool and later started at autism school.
1998 - Finally had 2 cars! Alex attended autism school. Became a Creative Memories Consultant.
1999 - Alex attended autism school. Worked as Creative Memories Consultant. Started a website. Riley in preschool.
2000 - My husband started graduate school to work on his MBA (executive program at Westminster College) while still working full time. Resigned Creative Memories. Decided to get out of debt. Riley in preschool.
2001 - Husband in school. Alex attended autism school and then moved to public school. Riley in preschool.
2002 - Olympics in Salt Lake (my husband was a volunteer). Riley started kindergarten. Alex in public school,
2003 - Started to homeschool Alex part-time to help with public school struggles. Lost motivation for scrapbooking, but still kept website going.
2004 - My husband finished his MBA (executive program at Westminster College). Sold our first home and moved to our current residence. My parents moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alex started back at autism school. Riley starts year-round school. Lost motivation for scrapbooking and website.
2005 - Went on a Disney cruise with hubby's family. Finally paid off all credit card debt. Alex at autism school. Riley in year-round school. Started digiscrapping. Started my blog.
2006 - Started homeschooling Alex full-time. Riley in year-round school. Passionate about digiscrapping and blogging.
2007 - Homeschooled Alex full-time. Riley in year-round school. Wrote Amazing Month of Memories idea files. Became a digital scrapbook designer. Joined Shabby Princess team.
2008 - Homeschooled both Alex and Riley full-time. Passionate about blogging, designing, and digiscrapping.
2009 - Homeschooling both Alex and Riley full-time. Joined The Daily Digi team and became a writer for Flourish newsletter (My Scrapbook Art).
Just a quick snapshot of my life over the past 22 years (gasp! has it been that long since I graduated?) Of course there are many more details to include for each year. I just filled out the basics that I might tell an old friend from high school about. This is a great little exercise that will help you get organized (and maybe even motivated to scrap) with your memories.