Life, for many of us, is long. Longer than we realize as we live our day to day and normal human forgetfulness fogs over our recollection.
I wanted to get a more concrete feel for the time I've enjoyed - and to answer questions like "what was I doing in 2013?" so I decided to create a timeline. It's a design challenge, On my devblog I wrote up all the different formats I experimented with (including the arch, which is one of the most visually interesting) before I arrived at what you see here (Complete with a minimap to try to restore context, that sense of "you are here" - even still it's probably best taken in with a large screen)
Take it all with a grain of salt. I've kept a lot of notes, but not until my 20s, and I've shoved some event markers around for the sake of presentation. (and some of the "romances-ish" are probably only one-sided crushes or "it's complicated"s, but they are folks who left an impact on my emotional landscape.)
I don't expect anyone else to be as interested in my life as I am! But I would love to help anyone who would like to make a similar display with events and photos from their own life- contact me on social media or at kirkjerk at gmail dot com. Assembling these dates and images and then seeing them stretched out has been therapeutic for me, it might be for you as well.