A Timeline of Gaby Keane's Life

  • My Entrance Into the World via Birth

    My Entrance Into the World via Birth
    Born June 8, 1994 in Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York City to my parents, Brian Keane and Victoria Corderi-Keane and my older sister Cristina (born May 27, 1992).
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    Ages 0-10

    Identity vs. Role Confusion
  • "It's a Girl!"

    "It's a Girl!"
    My little sister, Sofia Keane, is born in New Jersey.
  • Moved from New Jersey to Maryland

    My parents, older sister Cristina (age 6), younger sister Sofia (age 2) and I (age 4) pack up and leave Englewood, NJ and move to Potomac, MD.
  • Begin attending Stone Ridge School

    Begin attending Stone Ridge School
    Start junior kindergarten at Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, MD, the school from which I would graduate high school 14 years later.
  • "It's a Boy!"

    "It's a Boy!"
    My brother Joseph Keane is born at Sibley Hospital in Bethesda, MD.
  • Paternal grandfather dies

    I experience my first death when my dad's father, Joseph Keane, dies of a stroke July 26, 2002 in Acton, Massachusetts.
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    Ages 10-20

    Identity vs. Role Confusion
  • Diagnosed with narcolepsy

    In the fall of my sophomore year, I am diagnosed with low grade narcolepsy (hypersomnia) after a battery of tests attempting to figure out my excessive sleepiness.
  • Graduate from High School

    Graduate from High School
    I graduate from Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, MD after attending the school for 14 years. The ceremony takes place on a beautiful summer morning on June 7, 2012, one day before my 18th birthday.
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    Ages 20-30

    Intimacy vs. Isolation
  • Graduate from College

    Graduate from College
    I graduate from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Journalism and Digital Media.
  • Move to NYC

    Move to NYC
    After graduating from college and moving back home for a year, I moved to an apartment in New York City that I share with three roommates.
  • Begin my first real job

    Begin my first real job
    I start my first real job working as a features editor for the New Yorker, after spending 6 months working as an intern.
  • Meet my future husband and begin dating

    Meet my future husband and begin dating
    I begin dating Nate Anderson, a stockbroker from Northern Virginia, after meeting him through mutual friends.
  • Get engaged

    Get engaged
    After 3 years of dating, my boyfriend Nate proposes to me while we are on vacation in Nantucket.
  • Wedding bells are ringing!

    Wedding bells are ringing!
    I marry Nate Anderson in a small outdoor ceremony in Maine. My sisters Sofia and Cristina are both my maid of honor. The reception is held at a restored Victorian mansion in the town. We spend our honeymoon traveling through Europe and finish the trip with 5 days in Fiji, as we are extremely wealthy from Nate's stockbroking.
  • Move to Massachusetts

    My husband and I move from NYC to a house in Newbury Massachusetts after my husband receives a job offer at a company with headquarters in Boston.
  • Begin job as an editor and freelance reporter for the Boston Globe

    Begin job as an editor and freelance reporter for the Boston Globe
    I begin working at the Boston Globe as assistant features editor and freelance reporter, covering local stories for the online edition of the Globe.
  • My first child is born

    My first child is born
    My first child, Whitney Victoria Anderson, is born at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 19, 2024 at 7:38pm. She is 7 pounds 8 ounces and completely healthy. We name her after my husband's recently deceased grandmother, and choose her middle name after my mother's name.
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    Ages 30-40

    Intimacy vs. Isolation
  • Whitney takes her first steps

    Whitney takes her first steps
    My first child, Whitney, takes her first steps at 10 months. Both her father and I are there to see it.
  • Second child is born

    Second child is born
    My second child, Charles Joseph Anderson, is born at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 13, 2026 at 4:39am. He weighs 5 pounds 9 ounces, small because he is born 3 weeks premature. Because he is born premature, he spends his first 3 days in a NICU.
  • Promoted to head editor at the Boston Globe

    Promoted to head editor at the Boston Globe
    After working at the Boston Globe for 5 years, I am promoted to the top position of head editor. This job includes more responsibility and time away from home, so we hire a nanny to take care of our two children.
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    Ages 40-50

    Generativity vs. Stagnation
  • Run a marathon

    Run a marathon
    A lifelong runner, I finally accomplish my goal of running a marathon in October of 2038. After training intensley for 8 months, I travel to New York and finish the New York marathon.
  • Win a Pulitzer Prize

    Win a Pulitzer Prize
    I am awarded a Pulitzer Prize for an article I write about the president at the time that features an exclusive interview about a previously unheard of scandal that I break in my story.
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    Ages 50-60

    Generativity vs. Stagnation
  • Birth of my first grandchild

    Birth of my first grandchild
    My daughter Whitney has her first child, Natalie Gabriela Taylor at the age of 25. She is born in Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, NYC where Whitney and her husband are living while he finishes his law degree at Columbia University Law School.
  • Retire from my job at the Boston Globe

    After 17 years of working at the Boston Globe I finally retire from my job. This is a big step in my life, as I had been accustomed to working nonstop even throughout my two pregnancies.
  • Death of my mom

    Death of my mom
    My mother, Victoria Corderi-Keane, dies after years of struggling with squeamus cell cancer. Per her request, she is cremated and my father, sisters, brother, and I sprinkle her ashes in various locations that had special meaning to her.
  • Death of my father

    Death of my father
    My father dies of a heart attack at age 95 while living in a retirement community in Massachusetts.
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    Ages 60-70

    Ego Integrity vs. Despair
  • Move to Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    Move to Kiawah Island, South Carolina
    My husband and I move to a small beach house on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, a beach my family and I went to ever summer up until I was 18.
  • Open a bakery on Kiawah Island

    Open a bakery on Kiawah Island
    After living on Kiawah Island for a year, my husband and I open a small bakery called Praline Bakery on the main island of Kiawah, St. John's Island. The bakery is named after the famous sweet treat whose origins are in Charleston, SC, only a 45 minute drive from Kiawah. My husband manages the financial and business aspects of the restuarant while I manage the baking.
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    Ages 70-80

    Ego Integrity vs. Despair
  • House is robbed

    House is robbed
    My husband and I come home to find our house broken into. Our TV and other technology was taken, as well as a few jewlery items I had left out. Luckily, both my husband and I kept our valuables locked in a safe hidden in the closet. The total damges amount to $2,500.
  • My husband develops kidney cancer

    My husband is diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer and begins an intensive treatment course of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • Sell Praline Bakery

    Unable to handle both my husband's treatment as well as the bakery, we turn ownership over to a young couple who lives on the island. The wife of this young couple had worked for 3 years as our bakery's head baker.
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    Ages 80-90

    Ego Integrity vs. Despair
  • Death of my husband

    Death of my husband
    After a four year battle with kidney cancer, my husband passes away in our South Carolina home on April 2, 2076. Grief stricken, I temporarily move in with my son's family who live nearby in Charleston, SC.
  • Rescue a dog

    Rescue a dog
    After staying with my son's family temporarily after my husband's passing, I move back to my home on Kiawah Island. I rescue an abused Golden Retriever named Teddy from a local shelter and bring him into my home for company.
  • My Death

    My Death
    I peacefully die in my sleep at age 87, leaving behind two children and seven grandchildren. I am buried in a plot next to my husband.