The Life of Casey

  • Conception

    This is not the exact date I was concieved but the general period was late September in 1990. This is a biosocial development.
  • Psychosocial Development-Ultrasound

    Psychosocial Development-Ultrasound
    My parents went an had an ultrasound and saw me for the first time.
  • Cognitive-Listening to Reading by Mom

    Cognitive-Listening to Reading by Mom
    My mom always told me she read to me during her pregancy. She said I always kicked and wiggled and she could tell I was listening. This is a cognitive development.
  • Biosocial-Birth

    I was born on June 25, 1990 in Detroit, MI. This is a biosocial development.
  • Psychosocial-First Laughs

    Psychosocial-First Laughs
    My brothers tell me I was always laughing at them when I was a baby. This is around the time I first started laughing at my oldest brother Sean, who was 4 years old at the time.
  • Cognitive-Babbling

    I started babbling when I was about 6 months old.
  • Pyschosocial: First Christmas

    Pyschosocial: First Christmas
    First Christmas with my family. Our family still has the traditions around Christmas time of getting a tree together and decorating it.
  • Biosocial: Standing Alone

    Biosocial: Standing Alone
    Around my first brithday in 1991 I started to stand by myself without anyone holding me up!
  • Biosocial: Walking For First Time

    Biosocial: Walking For First Time
    I asked my mom and she said I started saying walking on my own at 13 months of age.
  • Cognitive-First Sentences

    Cognitive-First Sentences
    One of my first words was an attempt to say Batman by saying "ma'man." I'm sure a lot of my first sentences involved superheroes and asking for food.
  • Biosocial: Running for First Time

    Biosocial: Running for First Time
    I started running when I was 2 years old. It wasn't exactly on this date but around this time. I loved running around and playing outside. I was told I was very active as a child and I sure that having two older brothers had a lot to do with that. My parents are big time runners and running is a big thing in my family.
  • Biosocoial-Playing Basketball

    Biosocoial-Playing Basketball
    I began playing basketball and soccer at age 3. Mostly basketball though. This was a huge part of my life from the start and I loved playing ball with my brothers and trying to compete with them. I still play basketball regularly and it is a healthy escape from life when I am stressed out.
  • Pyschosocial: Empathy

    Pyschosocial: Empathy
    This is the date my younger brother, Connor, was born. My dad said I could tell how worried he was about my brother when he was born because he was born early and had to stay in the hospital for almost 2 weeks. He said I tried to comfort him and wanted to stay with him in the hospital.
  • Cogntive: Preschool

    Cogntive: Preschool
    I started preschool when I was 4 years old at Jackson Center in Livonia, MI. I remember learning words and shapes and playing with the other kids.
  • Psychosocial/Biosocial: Basketball Teams

    Psychosocial/Biosocial: Basketball Teams
    I am not sure exactly when I started playing on organized sports teams but I am pretty sure it was at 6 years old. My dad was one of my first coaches and I played basketball and soccer at the YMCA. I not only developed my physical skills but also learned strategies and skills with playing with others.
  • Cognitive-Handwriting Contest

    Cognitive-Handwriting Contest
    I'm not sure why I remember this but when I was 7 years old I won a handwriting contest at school. I guess this is a combination of cognitive, pyschosocial, and biosocial development. It involved learning (thinking), which is cognitive. It involved my hand motions of writing the words and the fine motor skills involved with that as well. And psychosocially, I remember the emotions after winning. I was excited, happy, and proud all at the same time.
  • Biosocial: Pneumonia

    Biosocial: Pneumonia
    I got pneumonia at this time and was very sick for about 2 weeks. I had to go into the hospital for the night because it got so bad. I eventually recovered fully. This is one of my main memories of the times I got sick as a child.
  • Cognitive: Chess

    My uncle is a big chess player and taught me how to play chess when I was 8 years old. He even taght me strategies and I figured out how to play online games to practice for the occasions when I was able to see my uncle.
  • Psychosocial-New Years Party

    I always think of this New Years party for some reason. The party was at my best friend Darren's house and our families were very close at that time. I remember being very close with him and his siblings and parents. It was a very fun night. One specefic thing I remember is staying up late that night after the ball dropped and wtahcing horror movies that we weren't supposed to. I was starting to try to become independent at this time.
  • Biosocial-Puberty

    I started puberty (as I remember it) in 7th grade. I remember going through the physical and social changes at this time and was going to St. Valentine at the time.
  • Psychosocial-Sex and Drugs

    I started doing drugs and having sex at a fairly young age. I'm not posting this to boast or brag. I just think it played a huge part of my life because I am an addict (recovering now). The drugs became a HUGE part of my life and I think starting at such a young age played a big part in that.
  • Cognitive-Starting High School

    I started high school (secondary education) at Catholic Central High School in 2004.
  • Biosocial-Growth Spurt

    The summer after my sophmore year of high school I started a growth spurt and was 6 feet tall when I started my junior year. I went from being average height to tall for my age in what felt like just a few months. I remember getting pretty much all new cloths and shoes.
  • Psychosocial-Winning Districts in Soccer

    This was one of my favorite moments the entire time I was in high school and will never forget it. I was playing varsity soccer for Catholic Central and we made it to the district final against Novi High School and won a very close game 2-1. I remember running and jumping into the cheering section right after we won and everyone going crazy.
  • Psychosocial-Getting Expelled and Switching Schools

    This was when things started going downhill very quickly in my life. I got caught getting someone drugs at my school and was expelled from Catholic Central. One of the worst times in my life for sure. I missed to regional final for my soccer team and had to switch schools to Livonia Stevenson where I didn't know anyone.
  • Cognitive-ACT Tests

    Everyone made a huge deal about taking all the tests in preparation for college when I was at Catholic Central. I remember going through the motions for preparing for this test which I regret now but I was doing a lot of drugs at the time. I ended up with a 24 which actually is a relatively good score.
  • Psychosocial/Biosocial/Cognitive: Getting Clean

    This is the date I went to rehab for drug addiction. I was 20 years old at the time and had been abusing opoids since age 18. I was mainly using heroine, marijuana, and alochol. I went to rehab in Brighton, Michigan for a few weeks and have been clean ever since (2.5 years). I not only developed psychosocially as a result but I was able to finally think clearly again after getting out and moving back home with my family. My mind was no longer completely and my physicla condition also improved.
  • Biosocial: Andiamo Job

    Biosocial: Andiamo Job
    I started working at Andiamo Livonia at this time which was a biosocial and pyschosocial development. I am still working there now and have had a few promotions since I started.
  • Cognitive: Starting College

    Cognitive: Starting College
    I started taking college classes at Schoolcraft Community College. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing.
  • Biosocial: Working Out/Exercise

    Biosocial: Working Out/Exercise
    Around this time I started to get into lifting weights and exercising more. I played sports my entire life but was never serious in regards to lifting until this time. Since then I have put on about 30lbs by working out all the time.
  • Psychosocial-One Year Clean

    Psychosocial-One Year Clean
    This is one of my proudest moments ever. I got one year clean from drugs and alcohol. At this point my relationships were healthy again and I was on a much better path in life in general.
  • Psychosocial: Romance and Relationship

    Psychosocial: Romance and Relationship
    At this point in time I started to be what I consider my first serious romantic relationship with a woman. It last about a year and a half but I had a lot of good times and learned a lot of other people, relationships, and myself.
  • Cognitive: Developing Faith

    I started to develop faith in a higher power this year.
  • 2 Years Clean

    My two year anniversary of recovery was very important to me. It allowed me to reflect on my past and look towards the future with hope. This would be both a psychosocial and cognitive development.
  • Biosocial-My 43 Birthday

    This will be the date of my 43 birthday. By this time I will probably not feel quite as good as I do right now at age 23, physically. I do hope to remain in the best p[hysical shape possible though.
  • Cognitive/Psychosocial: Breakup

    Cognitive/Psychosocial: Breakup
    I went through a breakup with my first serious girlfriend around this time and it has been a tough time for me. I learned a lot while I was in this relationship and I believe it helped me develop as a person for the next relationship I am in.
  • Cognitive-Church

    I started going to church again and developing faith and spirituality.
  • Cognitive-Graduation

    This is looking into my future now but I am hoping to graduate with a bachelors degree around this time in nursing from a university.
  • Cognitive: Masters Degree

    Cognitive: Masters Degree
    I will get a masters degree in nursing so I can get certified to become a nurse anesthetist, which is my dream job and what I am looking to do for my career.
  • Psychosocial: Marriage

    Psychosocial: Marriage
    I will hopefully be married around this time in my life. This is one of the things I look forward to the most in life and always dream of my wife and future children and taking care of them. I thrive when I have a purpose and this will definitely give me that purpose in my life to continue my career and be successful.
  • Psychosocial/Cognitive: Having Children

    Psychosocial/Cognitive: Having Children
    I am marking this as the time I have my first child. Hopefully I can have a few kids, maybe even 3 or 4 like my parents have. This is going to be one of the happiest days of my life.
  • Psychosocial: Buying a Cottage

    Psychosocial: Buying a Cottage
    My big dream is to buy a cottage up north in Michigan one day and I am anticipating doing it around this time.
  • Psychosocial: Midlife Crisis

    Psychosocial: Midlife Crisis
    I'm hoping I do not have a crazy midlife crisis but I probably will at some point.
  • Biosocial-Andropause

    At this time in my future I may experience signs of andropause, which is comparable to menopause in females. Although I hope I don't I am just being realistic. Andropause is a term coined to signify a drop in testosterone levels in older men, which can result in reduced sexual desire, erections, and muscle mass.
  • Psychosocial: Retirement

    Psychosocial: Retirement
    If I retire at this time I will be 68 years old, which is about the age I would like to retire. It would not surprise me though if I ended up working longer.
  • Psychosocial: Volunteering

    Psychosocial: Volunteering
    I want to volunteer when I am older just as I do now. Hopefully I can still make a positive difference when I am older as I try to do now.
  • Biosocial: Young-Old Age

    Biosocial: Young-Old Age
    Around this time I will experience young-old age. I will be 70 at this time in my life. I will hopefully still be healthy, vigorous, and financially secure.
  • Psychosocial: Grandchildren

    Psychosocial: Grandchildren
    I will hopefully have grandchildren at about this time and will be a big part of their lives and will shed all of my old man wisdom with them.
  • Cognitive: Brain Slow Down

    Cognitive: Brain Slow Down
    My brain will be starting to slow down with old age. Senescence reduces production of neurotransmitters which slows down the brain.
  • Biosocial: Old-Old Age

    Biosocial: Old-Old Age
    At this time I will be 90 years old and will be going through the ol-old stage of biosocial development. I will most likely be pretty dependent on other people to live my life and carry out the day to day activities that many younger people take for granted.
  • Cognitive: Life Review

    Cognitive: Life Review
    Life review is a common time for late adulthood and I will reflect on my past and how I impacted the world and those around me. I will hopefully share stories and experiences with my children and grandchildren.
  • Death and Dying: Hope

    Death and Dying: Hope
    I would be 93 years old if I live until 2083. Hopefully I will have hope that I lived a long, healthy, and positive life. It feels like a lifetime away, because it is I guess. Around this time, I will possibly be close to death. I will be coming up with my own ideas of life after death, and straightening out my beliefs. I will have a will made my this time with everything sorted out, including money, assets, and properties.
  • Death and Dying: Acceptance

    Death and Dying: Acceptance
    At the end of life, people generally hope for a good death and try to have acceptance that it is going to happen. I will be 93 and at the end of a good life. Hopefully my family is close to me and it is a peaceful time, it is quick, I am in familiar surroundings, and can die without pain, confusion, or discomfort.
  • Death: Age 95

    Death: Age 95
    Death at age 95. Hopefully I can die a peaceful death with my family.