A Timeline of My Life: The Story of Daniel Spyro Analytis

  • The Birth of Epicness

    The Birth of Epicness
    On Thursday, October 4th, 2001, I was born. I am branded as a libra, and my chinese zodiac is a snake. My family setup isn't crazy--I have an older brother by 2 years and 7 months, and I have two very loving parents as well.
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    Autonomy Vs Shame and Doubt

    This stage states that toddlers learn to do things by themselves or they doubt their abilities. Throughout preschool, I gave my teachers a hard time because I'd run off and try to accomplish tasks without listening to them.
  • Significant Event: First Visit to Greece

    Significant Event: First Visit to Greece
    My family's culture is heavily Greek, and my father's side has family situated in Greece. Even though I hardly remember my first visit because I was three, I do recognize that it was important to Piaget's Sensorimotor development--especially when it comes to looking.
  • Significant Event: My First Video Game

    Significant Event: My First Video Game
    Blinx the Timesweeper was the first video game I had the fortune of playing. Of course, I was too young to understand it and the green blobs of enemies frightened me; however, this experience showed some pretend play in Piaget's Preoperational stage.
  • Significant Event: My First Bionicle

    Significant Event: My First Bionicle
    One of the first toys I ever remember receiving was the blue Bionicle of the 2006 wave. What's so important about this is that it further improved my pretend play, as well as foreshadowed my creative ability to make my own Bionicles without the use of instructions in the future to come.
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    Industry vs Inferiority

    This stage by Erikson states that self-confidence is formed through accomplishing work: school is a perfect example. However, failure to complete a specific task like my inability to tie shoes for such a long time led to feelings of inferiority.
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    Identity Vs Role Confusion

    In this decade, Erikson's stage remarks how adolescence is a huge impact on my life. I here, I have developed an identity: who I associate with, personal interests like music performance. At times however, I have had some role confusion, such as my sense that I didn't belong at my old high school, JCA.
  • Significant Event: Middle School Graduation

    Significant Event: Middle School Graduation
    Graduating from Holy Family with a small class, I took my first step toward my future. This relates to Industry Vs Inferiority in the sense that accomplishing grade school boosted my self-confidence.
  • Significant Event: Acquiring my Driver's License

    Significant Event: Acquiring my Driver's License
    I'm now trusted by law to operate a vehicle by myself. So many freedoms have been gained, and so much sensorimotor skills have developed as well. Look out world, we got a new driver on the road!
  • Significant Event: High School Graduation

    Significant Event: High School Graduation
    Again, this boosts my self-confidence for Industry Vs Inferiority. Although the second semester has been a bummer no thanks to the Coronaviurs pandemic, surviving it really has strengthened my mental fortitude and fortified my patience. College will follow. There I will further transition to becoming a grownup.
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    Intimacy Vs Isolation

    Erikson's stage defines a conflict between establishing strong relationships while simultaneously risking loneliness. Here, I establish life-long friends and obtain a loving girlfriend, but at times I struggled with being alone because I was too occupied with schoolwork and starting a career as well.
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    Identity Vs Role Confusion

    Again, I struggle with establishing a sense of self, especially through college. Eventually, I find a career based on my degree in music technology. I now work to make music for TV, film, and videogames.
  • Significant Event: Obtaining My Degree at University of Tampa

    Significant Event: Obtaining My Degree at University of Tampa
    I've been working hard in my interested field: music technology. All this work correlates with my Initiative: a sense of purpose, especially for my future.
  • Significant Event: Moving into a Place with my Girlfriend

    Significant Event: Moving into a Place with my Girlfriend
    I have further strengthened my Industry; obtaining a place to live in Tampa has raised my self-confidence as a young man. It ain't much, but it's honest work!
  • Significant Event: Marriage

    Significant Event: Marriage
    Now that I've established a job, obtained a home, I have felt ready for marriage. Hopefully my relationship with my wife is long-lasting...
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    Intimacy Vs Isolation

    Now that I am married, I work hard to keep my marriage and financial status intact. Sometimes I overwork and feel lonely/ Hopefully I'll land a position to compose the soundtrack of a big project in the future, like a AAA video game.
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    Formal Operational

    This is an event of Piaget's theories: one uses abstract ideas to create something or solve a problem. I heavily go through this stage in this decade, as I am further applying everything I learned about music theory in college toward my compositions now.
  • Significant Event: A Better Position

    Significant Event: A Better Position
    After well over ten years after I graduated college, I obtain a position as a video game music composer at Nintendo. This is a big deal to me and my wife. I could be the next Koji Kondo, who's known for making the Super Mario theme song.
  • Significant Event: My First Child

    Significant Event: My First Child
    My wife gave birth to a son. We named him Andre, secretly after my favorite wrestler, Andre the Giant. I'm very proud of myself. This event strengthens Intimacy over Isolation. Right now, I'm feeling pretty good.
  • Significant Event: Big Success!

    Significant Event: Big Success!
    After the release and success of Nintendo's "Grand Theft Mario," I am renowned as a fantastic video game music composer. I can't believe this is happening! I feel a greater sense of Initiative and Identity.
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    Generativity Vs Stagnation

    Now, I have a new task to further pursue: parenthood. My boy is 5, and I need to amp it up. I sometimes struggle with a fear that's a question: "What if I get bored of my work?" I always shrug it off after I add a track to a game for Nintendo, though.
  • Significant Event: My Second Child

    Significant Event: My Second Child
    My wife, Andre, and I all agreed to add another one to the family. I now have a daughter; her name is Athena, being named after my paternal grandma. I'm now confident enough to call myself a man.
  • Significant Event: A New House

    Significant Event: A New House
    I decided my home in Tampa's too small for my family, so we got an upgrade. My family further loves and supports me, and I cannot be thankful enough for them. We now reside a nice place in the Florida Keys.
  • Significant Event: The Passing of my Parents

    Significant Event: The Passing of my Parents
    By luck, my parents passed away on the same day together in my childhood home, and I was even luckier my whole family could make it. This was a huge wallop for me, and I question life sometimes: Where will they go now? How long will it be until I join them?
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    Generativity Vs Stagnation

    Now that my family's bigger and beginning to become more developed, my parenting skills will correspondingly develop further. If I fall behind, I'll lose sight of myself, and believe that life is an unchanging cycle. I can't do that.
  • Significant Event: Andre's First Job

    Significant Event: Andre's First Job
    While I'm still bringing all the bread home for my family, Andre decided to get his first job, despite being a high school sophomore. Hopefully he likes being the first mate on Big Chungus Fishing Charters to Captain Hugh Mungus!
  • Significant Event: Athena Is Top 1%

    Significant Event: Athena Is Top 1%
    My daughter grew up to be an egghead; she placed the top 1% of her sophomore class. Remarkable! I'm a very proud dad! I'm beginning to think she's forming a strong Identity.
  • Significant Event: My Wife Publishes a Novel

    Significant Event: My Wife Publishes a Novel
    I'm beginning to focus on my family more than myself; I can feel the joints start rattling a little bit. While I've been creative and making music, she's been writing behind the scenes for a long time, and gave me her novel for our 30th anniversary! Very proud of her!
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    Generativity Vs Stagnation

    I'm beginning to feel the aging hit me. It's true that now I am less invested in myself than my family, but that's alright. Parenthood has been shaping me further, and that's good. My boy and girl are growing up really fast; sometimes I wonder what steps could have been taken that would deter me from the life that I am living right now...
  • Significant Event: Athena's Career Fresh out of College

    Significant Event: Athena's Career Fresh out of College
    I can't believe my daughter's all ready for the real word. After crushing college, she obtained her degree in biochemical engineering and with her brains, immediately got a job as a lab assistant at Human Progression Project (HPP). Hopefully she'll move up the ranks!
  • Significant Event: I Retire from Nintendo

    It's time I hung up the MIDI keyboard and fully focus on my wife, Andre, and Athena. This saddens me, but I can't compose music for a company forever. Now, I'll just let it be a hobby, just as I did way back in high school.
  • Significant Event: I'm a Grandpa!

    Significant Event: I'm a Grandpa!
    Andre's wife gave birth to their son, Damien. I now am ready not to tackle parenthood, but grandparenthood! My generativity is further satisfied.
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    Integrity Vs Despair

    Now that I am old, I have my final struggle: do I have wisdom or am I unsatisfied with my life? Honestly, I think I picked up a thing or two from this crazy ride that is life. But I still have plenty of years before I kick the bucket!
  • Significant Event: Andre Becomes a CEO

    Significant Event: Andre Becomes a CEO
    My boy has saved up so much money over the years working on various fishing boats and running them as Captain. Now, he founded Andre's Anglers, Inc., a league of elite fisherman that all have a quota to fill. They scour the Gulf of Mexico in their high-tech boats, using methods like bottom fishing, trolling, and even spearfishing to get their catch. I'm so proud of him!
  • Significant Event: Athena Moves Up

    Significant Event: Athena Moves Up
    My daughter is now the leading scientist on HPP's top-secret project. She won't even tell me! However, I still have my wisdom to help guide her to a strong path to maintain her pertinent position.
  • Significant Event: My Wife and I are Diagnosed

    Significant Event: My Wife and I are Diagnosed
    It has come to my unfortunate attention that my wife and I have been diagnosed with skin cancer. Doctors believe it's from all the sun I got over the years spent in Florida. My children and grandchildren are devastated, but they understand. I mean, we are old, after all...
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    Integrity Vs Despair

    My sickness has been weakening me over the years, as well as my wife. However, I still and satisfied with the mark I made on the world. I could die any die from this point on, honestly, but my time will come when it will come.
  • Significant Event: My Children Take Care of Us

    Significant Event: My Children Take Care of Us
    Our conditions have worsened. We're too old to take care of each other, so we now live in a home built within Andre's house. What did I ever do to deserve such a loving family?
  • Significant Event: Damien Catches a Megalodon

    Significant Event: Damien Catches a Megalodon
    The little things in life keep me very occupied, nowadays. I'm very proud to know that my grandson has caught the largest shark ever known to mankind on a fishing trip with his father Andre. This reminds me of the olden days when I used to fish. Good times indeed...
  • Significant Event: Immortality

    Significant Event: Immortality
    Athena gave me and my wife a present today: the product of all the years of research she spent at HPP. We are now cured of our skin cancer, and can live forever. I'm at a loss for words, but I am very proud of how smart and powerful she has become. I'll spend eternity maintaining a strong family, and I am completely okay with that!!! Infinite wisdom will certainly be a plus!