– 1989: Shot into the world, or “birthed.”
– 1991: Stepped on a giant slug, proceeding to give me a life long phobia. Real talk.
– 1992: Had the best hair I’ll ever have, this cannot be repeated.
– 1997: Became the coolest kid on the block with my authentic Japanese Pokemon cards. Thank you dad for living in Japan and sending me this gold.
– 2000: Hit puberty, tried to fight it by wearing the same soccer shorts and Old Navy tech vest…everyday. This lost me my title of coolest kid on the block.
I also had a hair cut like this for years…thanks mom.
– 2004: Introduced myself to coffee at the orthodontist (totally ironic.) Put enough cream and sugar in my cup to give five people diabetes for life.
– 2005: Got braces. This sparked my fascination of teeth.
– 2007: Became a carbotarian by giving up meat, but eating all things bread and chips.
– 2009: Got a job at a smoothie shop and found my love for veggies, and wheat grass.
– 2011: Started this blog, ran my first race, unleashed the (slow as molasses) beast, got a job at Trader Joe’s, and met a boy.
– 2012: Gave up all animal products, and perfected the art of roasted vegetables. Ran my first half marathon through the happiest place on earth.
– 2012: Sparked my insatiable appetite for cupcakes.
– 2013: Had a life changing breakup with aforementioned boy, which taught me peace, patience, and balance. I’m now very (possibly too) comfortable being alone.
– 2013: Got a job at Starbucks. Cracked out on coffee even more than at the orthodontist when I was 15. Discovered a new passion for the bean.
– 2014: Fell in love with the mountains and with my life, despite my always changing path. Learned that change is constant and adaptation is key.
– Yesterday: Reminded myself why I never wear LOOSE fitting cotton bottoms while running. Everything moves. Everything.
Q: What was a memorable moment in time for you?
64 thoughts on “A History of Memorable Events”
Ha ha where do you begin??
1981 – Hello world
1993 – Start secondary school
1998 – Finish secondary school & get first job
2004 – Get married at 23
2006 – Birth of my gorgeous daughter Matilda
2012 – Seperate from wife
2013 – Meet my girlfriend Helen.
2013 – Run my first marathon in Edinburgh, Scotland. Die on my arse.
2014 – Run Manchester Marathon & get a 3:27
2014 – Get divorced
2014 – Sign up for Edinburgh again, training for 3:15
When you sit back & think, it’s amazing where are lives take us.
Way to rock out those marathons!! Very inspiring and impressive.
What a cute baby you were! Great post 🙂
Laura @ the gluten-free treadmill
Loved this timeline! Today, I’m remembering being in Paris last year! A week of awesome!
kathy@vodka and soda
this is a great recap of the years past.
and i think every kid is plagued by a heinous haircut. i used to sport lego hair for years (thanks, mom!)
Lego hair…will always be the best way to describe this. I die every time you say it.
Aww I LOVE this post! you were SUCH a cute baby!! and I want your 1992 hair!! I love what you wrote about 2013, well done my dear, couldn’t have been easy. you’re awesome.
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I love everything about this. Especially the hair of ’92… Waves, baby. Also – if I were to do a half marathon, I would want it to be through Disneyland. A memorable moment for me– my earliest was when I was about three and gave myself a little haircut, went to my aunt’s while my mom went to work, my aunt was combing my hair to braid it, and flipped out as my hair was coming out in chunks for reasons she could not fathom. I looked like a little blonde boy for awhile after that…
awww you’re the cutest. such a fun post. you and T Swift have the 1989 thing in common, fyi. 🙂 hmm memorable life events…started writing poetry/poetic prose in elementary school and couldn’t be stopped.
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
This post was beautiful! I don’t know if I could do the same… maybe I’ll work at it and try a post of my own. You’re so inspirational when it comes to posts… or should I say clever! My memorable moment is kayaking with my parents and sister when we were younger and my dad always trying to push us into spider webs or close to a gator!
You are too kind my friend, please do write a post similar!! I would love to read it. 🙂
Being close to a gator sounds horrific.
Brittany, I love this post!! The pictures are great and your account of the different stages of your life – epic! 🙂
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy
Love it! I kinda like the idea of being a carbotarian 🙂
With all my moves in the past few years, I have truly learned to go with the flow. Life isn’t worth stressing over things you cant control.
The Vegan 8
So awesome Brittany! I loved reading these and you were so darn adorable! You have such a beautiful smile. So awesome to be comfortable alone too, I truly believe that we cannot be in a successful relationship unless we are first content on our own. We have to know that we would be fine on our own!
By the way, love, love your new layout. Hope this comes out right, lol, but I think it looks much brighter and eye appealing and unified and I love the fonts as your post Title! It all looks so pretty!
I couldn’t agree with you more about being comfortable alone!! It’s a true blessing and I am so fortunate to have come into this way of life.
THANK you for the comments about the blog look, I know exactly what you’re saying. I figured it was finally time to invest some $$ into the look if I wanted it to be different than others and also be what I wanted!! I love it, very clean and simple! 🙂
Aww such a cute baby. I love that you were a Halloween fan from the very beginning and that hair from 1992 is adorable!
Beautiful post and you were such a cute kid!!
1992 – Stood on one leg for 2 hours and 56 minutes (it was a contest in Camp Color War).
1995 – Peed my pants while running (yes I kept running) the 800 in a track meet.
I came in third. But still.
2014 – Decided at the beyond ripe age of 36 (<– How this happen?) to go back to shcool and get yet another degree and entirely change career paths/fields.
Your running and leg standing accomplishments are beyond impressive. I love that you kept running, pee stops nothing! Also, it’s NEVER TOO LATE to go back to school!!
I love this post. What a cute overview of your life! You’ve got such a bright smile, Britt!!!!
^^^^shcool??? LOL. Let’s just keep it.
Clearly I need more. HAHA one of my degrees is a BA in English.
This is too good. HAHA.
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Dude. I was never more popular than in 1997 when MY uncle came back from Japan with Pokemon cards which shat on the charizard everyone mooched over.
Then it got confiscated and the teacher ‘lost it’. She probably sold it to another little kid. Bitch.
UMMM that teacher…I would have cut her. NOT EVEN slightly OK to loose something like that.
You are seriously the best thing ever. I love these posts from you.
One day, when I grow up I want to be as cool as you 😉
Matt @ Runner Savvy
We were born the same year 🙂
I’m jealous of your ’92 hair. Mostly because I had no hair in 1992 and people thought I was a baby boy even when my mom dressed me in pink with bow headbands.
One of my memorable moments was last December when I graduated with my BA. The day felt really surreal, and I still miss college, but it was one of my proudest moments. And it was my last time going to my favorite vegan restaurant which I also miss.
I love this post! A memorable moment in my life was probably the time I started teaching group fitness classes in undergrad — my passion for health/fitness really started to blossom, then!
My most memorable moment: moving out for good and buying my first car 🙂
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I love your timeline! I feel like we probably lived very similar teenage lives (black hair was my jam! And coffee). I think a very important memory for me was when I was 14 and I was on an airplane that had to make an emergency landing. Life changing for real. Turned out it had something to do with the coffee pot, though. Maybe that’s why I love the stuff so much… I secretly fear it 🙂
OH MY gosh I would have been terrified!!
You got braces around the same time I did! Haha 😛
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
It’s so nice to be back here, I don’t get the chance to read and catch up with my favs very often! Hey, you have packed a lot into those years.. I realized you’re only a few years older than my daughter. And, I totally think you’ve got the same hair style in that last photo of the one you said would never be repeated! xx
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Oh wow iI feel like I know you so much better with the timeline. A memorable day for me is June 17, 2004 i.e. the day I took control of my health & weight by joining Weight Watchers :)!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh wow, I love this whole post! Your hair as a toddler – unreal! What kid has hair like that?! It’s fun seeing all the things that came in years before. I mean, I know about pretty much everything since you started blogging because… well… as any good friend would do – I stalk your blog to keep up with everything. 😉 But all the before stuff was fun to learn! 🙂
LOVE. THIS. Everything about it :p
Memorable moments for me are:
July 11 2009 – Marrying a pretty cute army dude and
3 days later- leaving Oklahoma and the comfort of my Momma’s house to move to Alaska and learn how to be a grown up. (which evolved into the awesome life I have now)
Also that one time I had a baby. That was a little life changing.
An Unrefined Vegan
Can I just say that from the very beginning you have been absolutely adorable??
Such a great idea! I might steal it and if so I’ll link you in my post if you don’t mind.
I don’t mind at all! Can’t wait to read what you post. 🙂
Ahh congrats on being born in the best year ever! If I could go back to my hair circa like 1998 I totally would, butterfly clips and all 🙂
I love all the reflection in this post and your positive outlook on everything here.
best post in the whole world! Hahaha you are hilarious and inspiring all at the same time. and I love that you discovered coffee at the orthodontist 😉
Choc Chip Uru
LOL so many memorable moments in this post, I was awing then laughing and then getting teary all at once 😀
My most memorable event so far – OMG leaving high school! Best moment of my life 😀
Choc Chip Uru
And this is EXACTLY why I love you. Your last memorable event… Priceless. Can you believe I used to run in only cotton shorts?? So crazy. Now it’s gotta be tight (on the bottom, not the top!) so nothing moves excessively. 😉 And I’m so excited to say that I’ve been reading about your life for, umm, gosh… almost 4 years. I must’ve found it right after you started! So proud of you for what you’ve gone through, yet still kept your same sense of humor throughout it all. And that’s why I cannot WAIT to meet you!!
I remember when I started running and would wear cotton shirts. I learned REALLLLY fast not to do that. SO uncomfortable. Now I’m OK with LOOSE tops, but they can’t be cotton and YES the bottoms must be skin tight to suck in the extra booty!
I’m so glad we’ve become blog friends, and I know we say it all the time, but we will be real life friends soon enough!!
YES! I totally did the cotton shirt thing too. And now… No way José! I still need to find those shirts at Target too! And I seriously cannot WAIT to meet in real life! That needs to be one of our New Years resolutions/goals for 2015. 🙂
What a cool, cool post! Loved it! You were such a beautiful baby and you DID have amazing hair!! Crazy. I can totally relate to your “running in loose cotton bottoms” comment too. It’s scary how jiggly everything becomes….I become aware of parts I didn’t know existed. Ha!
I don’t want to know these parts exist…it’s horrifying. HAHA.
Love love love it! Such a cute post. I might steal this idea for my 30th Birthday post next year ☺
this post felt like a short and wonderful novel. i started out ‘awwing’ appropriately, giggled when you stepped on slugs and learned about coffee, had a ‘me too’ moment when you learned about lace chokers at 16, and then enjoyed the happy conclusion when you found peace/yourself/became the blissful brit we all love ❤
Christina Does It All
HA love that you were a pumpkin and so was Bryn for her first costume. Shows our friendship is meant to be?! 😉 You were an adorable kiddo and now a lovely adult (inside and out, duh.) Loved reading this about yo life!
Change of Pace
Brilliant post! And seriously, how great is your hair in ’92?! Why did your Dad live in Japan- pretty cool!
So happy you love your life right now! So important, and so many people around our age just don’t!
I personally think I hit my peak cuteness at the age of three. Most people who knew me/have seen pictures of me then agree. I guess it’s still downhill from 27 years ago 🙂
My dad was a military doctor, so he bounced around quite a bit! I only wish I were old enough at that time to appreciate the possibilities of travel! My parents are divorced so I stayed in one spot which was nice, but I would have loved to explore Japan!! Or at least I would NOW love to explore, back then not so much. 🙂
Luv What You Do
Moving to a new state on my own for my first job as life changing for me. It was 2006 and I am grateful for all that I learned during that time professionally and personally!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
It might seem silly but I reallllly appreciate this post! I feel like I know you a million times more! I’m learning a lot from you and your life experiences, especially regarding boy probz haha.
Not silly at all! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
di @ life of di.
You are adorable. This is such a great idea. It’s fun to see how you’ve changed throughout the years. 🙂 The most recent photos of you doing yoga are my favorite – such a strong and capable woman!!
I can’t even with these pictures. I hardly recognized your 16 year old braces self. You were a total hottie. Wait, that’s probably inappropriate. Scratch that last statement from the record.
I remember when you broke up with the boy. I knew it before you ever even posted in on the blog. Like a ninja, I could sense it or I could read between the lines. I am so proud of how far you’ve come since then. Being comfortable alone is huge. You’re a rock star, even if you did accidently chafe your nether regions.
This was so much fun to read!! I love the nice hair picture. So cute! I also tried to fight puberty hard core. My mom had me wear bras in 5th grade because I was starting to get awkward small boobs and I was NOT having it. I took them off at school and put them in my backpack. My mom found one one day and was like “PEOPLE CAN SEE YOUR BOOBS IF YOU DON’T WEAR A BRA!” And I was like “I DON’T WANT TO GROW UP OR BE A GIRL!!!!!” haha. I always wore windpants and baggy shirts, too. I totally understand!
I love that you have changed interests a lot through the years, but your fun personality has stayed the same! Not many people can say that!
You have such a nice blog! Just followed you! 🙂
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