Timeline Project: PSYCH 229: Section 142409

  • Born to Diane and Gary Bobbish

  • Born!

    Weight: 8lbs 5 ounces. 20 inches long.
    I was born on Halloween, healthy, noisy, and had many of my mother's genetics.
  • Cranky baby.

    According to my mother, I was very "moody" when it came to my sleep and being disturbed by loud noises. I would cry uncontrolably until I had my quite.
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    Events of a newborn

  • Early activity.

    At three to four months old, my mother noticed that my biosocial skills really started to set in. I was already trying and succeeding at sitting up all by myself!
  • Baptized.

    I was baptized at 10 months old as a Catholic.
  • Curls.

    As a toddler, my hair began to grow in quick and curly.
  • Picky.

    I was a "fussy" baby they was picky with the foods I ate.
  • Cognitive growth.

    Having two older sisters, I began to imitate the way the would talk and act. I was like a mini version of them. My mother said at this age I was a "walkie-talkie". My interest in everything became more evident when I was daring enough to start grabbing at my dog. She, thankfully, did not mind it though and want to be my bodyguard at all times.
  • The baby habits.

    My weakness as a toddler was sucking my index and pointer fingers on my right hand. It started when I was a toddler and ended badly when I was forced to give up my habit in the first grade. It started because it was my safety after my mother took away my bottle. The doctor told her that if she did not rid me of this habit that my fingers and teeth would grow in crooked. She decided to put on a nail polish called "no bit" to get me to stop. That taste was the worst taste, still to this day.
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    Events as a toddler.

  • Bossy

    As a two year old I became a bossy and moody little girl. I knew what I liked and I wanted to let everyone know. My mother told me that I loved playing in the sandbox, but I also loved throwing the sand at my sisters and their friends. I would throw the sand at them and tell them to go away and go home.
  • Cognitive

    Although I was a bossy little girl, I knew when I went to far. My mother said that if I did something wrong I would always try to hide.
  • Psychosocial

    Emotionally, I was at extremes, especially when I was upset. If I was upset at something I was doing, I would get up, have a "tantrum" by yelling, and than finally throw it across the room. This emotion grew into part of my personality, unfortunately. Today I developed ways to not let certain things upset me as much as they have in the past.
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    Events as a two-year-old

  • Dolly

    After being good for the doctor while getting my shots, my mother bought me my first best friend. I named my dolly Oscar after the baby in Ghostbusters 2. I wanted my very own baby to save from ghost and keep safe. This doll went everywhere with me and I started to play the "mother" role to him as I fed, clothed, and took him to school.
  • Activity

    At this age, my mother noticed that I became more hyper which would cause me to fall asleep quickly from being so energetic all day. Sleeping was and still is one of my favorite things to do. My mother said that no matter where we went she would have to bring my dolly and blanket because if I was tired, I was out and there was no waking me.
  • Education

    My mother told me that, at a very young age, I became very interested in learning and wanting to learn. She would sit down with me and a big hardcover book about the alphabet and help me recite my ABCs and new words. My mother was so pleased with my intrigue in learning that she decided to order a subscription of Sesame Street magazine.
  • Pretend time

    My interest in learning also sparked my interest for art. I would draw as much as possible and have "class" with my pretend friends. I loved to play school and help my mother around the house with chores.
  • Teething

    My major downfall as a three year old was being very moody and cranky. My mother believes this had to do with teething.
  • Education

    Succeeded in correctly writing my name, address, phone number, address and alphabet. My mother said at this age I was "gradually getting smarter and was eager to learn more."
  • Psychosocial

    At this age I would get very excitable about everything and wanted to be a "big girl." I would be very proud of everything I would do and felt a lot of self pride.
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    Events as a three year old.

  • Biosocial

    BIke riding kept me slender and active. I would go for bike rides with my mother while she was walking the dog. Bike riding from four years old to eleven years old was my favorite hobby.
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    Events as a four year old.

  • Life Changing

    March 23, 1995 my little sister Stephanie was born. This changed my life in a big way. I was no longer the "baby", I was the "big" sister.
  • Started School

    Started elementary school at Henry Ruff Elementary.
  • First Best Friend

    Megan became my first best friend. This friendship lasted from kindergarten until I was nineteen years old.
  • Psycholosocial

    I developed my first crush on a little boy named Scott. This crush made me have feelings that were different from what I understood. I would also come home and have the caring and nuturing "big sister" role towards Stephanie. My mother said that I was "a kind and helpful big sister that would help mommy with Stephanie like she was my dolly. You would give her kisses when you would get home from school. It was really cute."
  • Motor skills

    Not only was I eager to sit up and bike ride, I was also eager to put the pedal to the metal. I got a Barbie Jeep when I five and felt like I was all grown up!
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    Events as a six year old.

  • First Grade

    I became friends with more children. However, one girl would always get me to do silly things with her that would get both of us in trouble. Despite this, I was a very good student and a very involved student. My mother said, "You were very conscientious and did not have problems catching on quickly. You loved school." This mindset continued until fifth grade.
  • Cognitive

    I was always trying to learn new things. Through the struggle of learning and failing at some subjects I also had three sisters to deal with. This caused me to stress and become very irritated easily.
  • Biosocial

    Became very tall (about four feet) and stayed slender.
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    Events as a seven year old

  • Second Grade

    Became a "tomboy" and would chase boys around the playground. I started to notice boys a lot more and develop crushes.
  • Halloween

    Halloween is my birthday. Understanding that many children love Halloween and that you get to dress up made me realize that I loved the fact that my birthday was on this glorious day! I loved trick or treating and dressing up!
  • Stuffed Animals

    I recieved a golden retriever stuffed dog named Muffin from my sister Maryanne. She purchased this stuffed animal with some of the money earned from her first paycheck. I also loved playing with Barbies and TY beanie babies. Many of theses toys I grew quite fond of and latched many memories to in a mental sense.
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    Events as a eight year old

  • Third Grade

    Met my best friend Amanda. This, however, was the only thing I can recall that was a positive rememberance of that year. That was a year in particular where bullying became more evident.
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    Events as a nine year old.

  • Fourth Grade

    This year was a bit better than the previous year. I developed a love for zology and even kept a journal that I would record facts about animals in. My teacher was so impressed with my admiration for zology that she took the time to write a postcard to my parents about my intrigue. I, as well as my parents, was very proud of myself and eager to learn as much as I could about animals.
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    Events as a ten year old.

  • Fifth Grade

    This year I can recall like it were yesterday. I developed more responsibilities as a safety and started clubs with friends. Swimming became my new favorite sport and I would clean in my spare time to relieve my mother from the burden of housework.
  • The fall

    With the good of fifth grade also came the bad. Bullies were in my life non stop everyday. Becoming self conscious and angry at myself for not being "excepted" I felt like an outsider. The bullying got so out of control that my mother stepping in still had no effect. I decided to take matters into my own hands and fight back and become physical with the boys that would call me names. This was the only way I felt I could stand up for myself.
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    Events as a eleven year old

  • Sixth Grade

    Sixth grade was another downfall for me. I was diagnosed with scoliosis, which is a back condition that causes your spine to curve. My oldest sister got surgery for scoliosis that, still to this day, worsened her condition. As an alternative, the doctors gave me a hard plastic back brace lined with an ace bandage material.
  • Knock Knock.

    As the children in my class started to realize that there was something "different" about me, they started to question me until the whole sixth grade knew about my hidden secret. The brace was covered by my shirt, so the curious classmates would crowd around me and knock on my stomach. This made me feel even more self conscious and I became emotionally drained.
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    Events as a twelve year old.

  • Seventh Grade

    Seventh grade was an awkward time for me and trying to "fit in" seemed impossible. Despite being in and out of the hospital for asthma, I recieved very good grades. I also became very involved in art.
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    Events as a thirteen year old.

  • Eighth Grade

    At this point in my life I hardly socialized with anyone. I had one main friend name Sarah that I would help due to her family problems. My asthma worsened and I was either at the doctors or hospital each week. One of my teachers even announced to the class on the last day of school, "Ms. Bobbish, this is the last day of school and your official second full week of class. How does that make you feel?" Needless to say I wanted to say or do something that would not have been appropriate.
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    Events as a fourteen year old.

  • Ninth Grade

    During my first year in high school, I was put on steroids which made me nauseous, tired and hungry all at the same time. This caused me to gain an extreme amount of weight. Still being sick, I failed ninth grade due to missing school so much that they had to drop two of my classes.
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    Events as a fifteen year old.

  • Tenth grade

    From here, I started walking around the city with my friends Trevor and Jordan almost everday after school. The asthma started to become easier to handle. Weight started to decrease and school was my top priority. I took an extra class to make up my credits that I had lost the previous year. Technically I was a ninth grade student for two years and than became a junior.
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    Events as a sixteen year old.

  • Eleventh Grade

    That year I got my first boyfriend, had the greatest friend anyone could ask for named Kelly, and family life was crazy but good. Many good memories were made that year and everyone started to merge into each others groups. I felt a bit more at ease with life and art became my passion.
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    Events as a seventeen year old.

  • Twelfth Grade

    I can honestly say that I can look back at my senior year of high and feel accomplished. I studied hard, was mastering art, and had the greatest friends. By the end of that year I felt that my life was going in the direction I have always wanted.
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    Events as a eighteen year old.

  • Graduation

    I graduated June 4, 2008 from Garden City High School. The first out of my four sisters and I to graduate. My parents and family were very proud of me and could not express their happiness enough. As if that were not enough of a reason to celebrate, I also recieved one of the three principle awards that is presented in front of faculty, the student body, and parents/family. I was speechless and amazed that I achieved so much and proved everyone wrong that thought I was going to fail.
  • First year of College

    My first year of college was very memorable and a whole new beginning for me. I felt very self motivated and accomplished. My life was on the right path.
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    Events as a nineteen year old.

  • Second Year of College

    I was very undecided on my career choices and did not care much about school. Unforunately I thought that I was not smart enough to do anything with my life and failed my classes.
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    Events as a twenty year old.

  • Third Year of College

    My life was turned upside down when I thought I was on the right track and than the unthinkable happened. January 4th, 2010 my house caught on fire and my family was torn apart. Everyone made it out alright but the house (on the inside) was destroyed. I moved in with my best friend Kelly. A few months later she kicked me out. I am now currently on an air mattress in the front left corner of my sister's living room and I have not been happier. (Really, I am not kidding)
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    Future events in a five year span. From ages 21 to 26.

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    Events as a (soon to be) twentyone year old.

  • Anniversary

    My one year anniversary with my amazing boyfriend Shane.
  • 5 Years Later

    Cogitively: I hope to be mentally capable and willing to do whatever life throws at me. This includes the mentality to finish school and recieve a major in behavorial sciences and sociology.

    Biosocially: Hopefully I continue to keep my weight at a minimum and continue to practice healthy eatting habits.

    Psychosocially: Emotions make people jump to extremes. I would like to make my choices based off of logic, not emotion.
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    Future timeline. From ages 26 to 36. Ten years later.

  • Ten Years Later

    Biosocially: I would like to have time to allow myself inner growth. During this time I would love to start a non profit organization to help children of all kinds (disabled, poor, orphaned, etc)
    Cognitive: Mentally I want to get into a state of mind directed towards helpping others that are adolescents or have been put into extreme situations and need someone to go to. I realize many have been through tough situations and I am willing to handle my emotions.
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    Future timeline. From age 36 to 56. Twenty years later.

  • Twenty Years Later

    Cognitively: It would be great to have a mindset as a mother and wife. (If my future allows such events to occur) I want to mentally become nuturing and domesticated. Although, I do want to continue my part in social working or psychology.

    Bisocial: I want to have had three children by this time frame. Hopefully I do not give up on my figure and continue to take care of my well being in a physical state.
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    Future timeline. From age 56 to 96+. Fourty plus years later.

  • Fourty + Years Later

    I believe at this point in my life I would want to have a stategic outline of which children, grandchildren, sisters, and other family members would recieve my possessions after I pass away. Also, I would want the opportunity for family and friends to be able to have their closure and say their final good-byes to me. I think the best way for this to occur would be of old age in my sleep. It is probably the least tragic way to die.