Loss Timeline

Major Life Events

Birth (October 31, 1989)

October 31, 1989

Grade School

08/1995 - 07/2002

Graduated High School (2008)

June 3, 2008

Began College (August 2008)

August 3, 2008 - May 12, 2012

Studied Aboard in Spain (July 2010)

July 3, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Studied Aboard in Beijing, China (June 2011)

June 3, 2011 - June 23, 2011

Graduated College (May 12, 2012)

May 12, 2012

Moved to Chicago (July 1, 2012)

July 1, 2012

Began Graduate School (July 3, 2012)

July 3, 2012

Loss of Family Members

These losses were caused by death of family members.

Loss of Paternal Grandfather (February 12, 2000)

February 12, 2000

This loss occurred when I was ten years old and in the fourth grade. This was the first loss of a family member that I can recall.

Loss of Maternal Grandfather (January 26, 2002)

January 26, 2002

This loss occurred when I was twelve years old and in the sixth grade.

Miscellaneous Losses

Loss of Innocence and Security (September 11, 2001)

September 11, 2001

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, my sense of the world was shaken. At the time of the attacks, I was ten years old, turning eleven the next month. I was in the fifth grade.

Loss of Childhood and Childhood Home (August 3, 2008)

August 3, 2008

After high school, I moved out of my parents' home and left for college. I never moved back home and this is the mark of the end of my childhood. I was eighteen years old.

Loss of College and Being "Carefree" (May 12, 2012)

May 12, 2012

After I graduated college, I lost my college years and being carefree. I had sense that the "real world" was right around the corner and that I could no longer be a "college kid". I was twenty-two years old.

Loss of Happiness and Sense of Self (July 2012)

July 2012

During this time, I began developing signs and symptoms of depression. I have always been a generally happy person, but I no longer felt a sense of happiness or a sense of who I was without that happiness.

Loss of Friendships

These losses were caused by various reasons.

Loss of Two High School Friends (August 2007)

August 2007

This loss occurred the summer before my senior year of high school due to us drifting apart. I was seventeen years old.

Loss of Friend from Freshman Year (September 2009)

September 2009

During the beginning of the fall semester of sophomore year in college, I lost my good friend from freshman year due to a misunderstanding. I was eighteen years old.

Loss of Friend from Junior Year (March 21, 2012)

March 21, 2012

This loss of a friendship occurred during the spring semester of my senior year of college. I was twenty-two years old.

Loss of Romantic Relationships

These losses were caused by various reasons.

Loss of First Romantic Relationship (June 22, 2008)

June 22, 2008

This was the loss after my first romantic relationship. It was the summer before I left for college. I was eighteen years old.

Loss of Second Romantic Relationship (December 20, 2008)

December 20, 2008

This is the loss of my second romantic relationship. I was nineteen years old.

Loss of Third Romantic Relationship (September 12, 2010)

September 12, 2010

This is the loss of my third, and most serious, romantic relationship. This loss occurred during the fall semester of my junior year of college; I was twenty years old.