Timelines: Pre-Quarantine or During Covid

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and we were trying to figure out when an event happened.  She was telling me how she’d helped to move her son into his apartment and was trying to figure out when his lease was up.  My first question was if it were cold out, the second was if she could remember if they were wearing masks.

Pre-Quarantine or During Covid….

So many times we have timelines that run like this.  For example:  I got a cat for the kids after their dad left.  We can count how old the cat is by that time line event.

I have others like, before the divorce and after.  Before the ex left and after.  Before this person died or after s/he did.

Do you have these types of conversations too?

How do you sometimes refer to your life timelines?

Do you refer to them by the significant events that have happened in your life?


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12 Responses to Timelines: Pre-Quarantine or During Covid

  1. This happens more now with covid. I don’t know if I did it consciously before…but I do it so now.

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Yes! I think the older you get the more you remember things by events, not dates.


  3. TJ Fox says:

    I have a lot of these timeline moments that define sections of time. Many events that create a line for before and after. I think they also help to create some context to moments in our memories. Like, I did this thing after X event either because of X event or how X event affected how I felt about what I was doing. One we have often referred to around here was a family trip we made. We took the trip while in the process of trying to potty train our daughter and all the extra parts involved in a family vacation with a toddler in the process of achieving that milestone tend to stick out. That vacation also pinpoints things before and after, but the potty training portion of it helps to set it in time.


  4. bone&silver says:

    “During Covid” is just becoming a blur… someone mentioned Xmas last week and I nearly choked on my apple!
    I think I do both: events plus dates. Like, ‘in 2006 when I moved to Adelaide…’
    I think it helps me keep my life’s timeline in order 🙂 xx


  5. Ainsobriety says:

    Yup. Before I got sober. Before the wildfire eviction. Before I got divorced. Before covid.

    This is all since 2013.

    I guess life is full of change.


  6. LA says:

    Before pandemic….before motherhood….


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