Critical Incidents Timeline – part A

This is what my ‘Critical Incidents Timeline’ looks like so far,

In context ‘critical’ is defined as: “They are not ‘critical’ because they are mind-blowingly huge, they are critical because they have made you who you are today.”

things such as: events, people, circumstances.

I could have classified them with my own key/colour code but I’ve opted for the easier use what was given which means:

Positive – discovering something as a skill, gift, talent or just a genuinely enjoyable time of life
Neutral – made this category myself as I need one for an inbetween, both good and bad
Negative – complex life circumstances, difficult or painful incident
Life Crisis – acute moments of difficulty
Divine Contact – a key person at a crucial moment or stage of life, or an important person during a part of your journey. NB: if you aren’t in here don’t get all crushed or whatever, this is a condensed list to many extents, you are either there in my head, or are too new to make it in :), hey, if you have this blog link I think you are pretty !!!
Faith Challenge – crossroads or important descision in your faith journey
Divine Guidance – moment/period of clarity relating to the future

How you can help: I have to pick 5 of the below to write on in more depth, I have a pretty good idea of which ones, but if you are particularly interested (or even half interested) in specifics, leave a comment or something and I’ll (maybe) do that.

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PNG – chicken
First pet obsession
Experience of having something taken from me/death

Boys and Girls Teams
A SITAG thing
Great fun
Challenge/contest
Friendships

Conversation with Kristy
An adult challenge about treating siblings/others with respect
Cried because I was so angry/humiliated
Looking back, I value her honesty, her input into my life

Auki Town
Mixture of life experience
Getting to know God
Initial melancholic ponderings
Fun/enjoyment
Relationship building with sisters

Cathie Calder
Experience but not really understanding of a tragedy/death
Inspired by her life
Jack’s Villiage/River
Fun
Cultural differences

Dressups/Claire Andrews
Friendship
Conflict
Enjoyment
Always playing the boy etc…
Running from Corrie and Hannah
Imagination
Annoyance at them wanting me to join Bible club

Trip to Naffinua/ Truck/Waterfall – Hannah
Fun
Cloud watching in the back of truck with Linda Batcock
Adventure
Hannah nearly drowning, me acting on that, loving her more perhaps

Bike – ride
Angry response
Independence taste
Taste of guilt
Running away doesn’t solve problems even if it was just leaving the house for an afternoon

Codes/Clubs
Friendship
Secrecy
Communication

Homeschooling
Self discipline
Writing/recording
Initiative/dreaming up stuff
Learn a lot about life/history/science/English etc…

Auki (bird)
Enjoyment
Trust in God
Grief/anguish

Drawing/decision
Persistence
Recognition of talent
Belief in self

Conferences
Community
Fun

Anazac Service SI
Challenge
Peace
To look back on

Break In
Fear
Secrecy
Hiding
False strength
Anger/Forgiveness
Shaken deeply

ICLARM / crabs / muffin / Johan
Horse riding
Community
Holidays
Death of pet
Anger at God/Frustration
Shame at not being very sad when Opa died
Sense of protection/Johan bashed up, woman raped in militant attack the day after we left
Loss of not being able to return

Kangaroo Ground
Furlough
Drawing
God

Northside Christian College- bus ride
Confusion
Discontent
Awareness
Culture reorientation
Displacement

Mrs. Fishwick
English/Media teacher
Year 8 – 2000
Encouragement – evening car trips
Writing
Developing of leadership
Year book

Peta Marsh
Friend
Fight/Conflict
Answered Prayer

Adiminiby
Holiday
Annoyance
Community
Time to think
‘knowing’ that something was going to happen, asking God that if it had to, let it be me. It was.
Physical pain

SITAG
Community
Love
Leadership
Relationship building/people interaction
Freedom to be myself
Life experience, living for each day – full enjoyment
Family/extended
Living behind fences/bars/alarms with dogs – restriction

Kira
Dog/friend
Responsibility

Emily Mudge
Close friendship
Individual bond
Experience where stuck at her place due to roadblock/attack/police escort – praying with her and her mum about that. fear/trust/adventure

Cliffside
Community
Relationship
Feeling alive
Creativity

Bibleway/SSEC
Church
Cultural differences
Games Nights
Community
Friendship/bonding
Fun/enjoyment/laughter

Bonegi Beach
Enjoyment
Wonder
Community/Friendship

Meatpie/Carters
Friendship
Kindness
Family

Photos/DECV
Self discipline
Creativity
Expression/enjoyment
Photography
Escape

ERC Cardgames
Friendship
Competitiveness
Fun

Trip out to SWIM – mountains
Future thinking
God
What’s the plan for my life?

International Fellowship
Community
God/developing relationship with Him
Fun/Fellowship/Meals
Increasingly difficult in knowing I’d have to leave
Sense of loneliness

Telstra man Robbery
Intense anger – ‘red hot anger’
Fear
Confrontation
Strength
Calling to God

Basketball
Community
Relationships
Challenge
Developing skills

Big Robbery (sleepover at Kristen’s)
Once removed from incident that deeply impacted family and plans
Chain reaction sped up for leaving SI
Annoyance at counseling I didn’t want/need to go to

Bathroom/Birds/God
Despair
Loneliness
Anger
Crying out to God
Hearing from God
Symbols/continued reliance on God/him revealing himself

That Tree
Attempt to find something concrete
Realisation/sadness of the almost shallowness
Sadness when it was cut
Anger at change

SWIM camp
Friendship/Relationships/Community
Loneliness of leaving
Clawing at every moment
Fun/learning
God
Sadness
Physical pain
Emotional pain

Christmas Eve/s
Tradition
Clinging to ‘non change’
Enjoyment
Sadness

Leaving The Solomons
Anger
Grief
Loss/hurt
Pain
Emotional ripping
Frustration
God
Visiting every last place
Looking back
Hating change
No control over circumstance

Australia/2nd Christmas
Grief
Feeling of being cheated
Destruction of what was once enjoyable
Missing/loneliness
The shallowness of western culture

MECS
New situation
Risk
Friendship
Striving for personal/academic goals
Culture reorientation

WPC youth camp
Community
God
Confusion
Work Experience
Fear
Anger
Needing God
A testing

Great Ocean Rd Holiday
God
Not understanding what’s next
Loneliness
Writing 2004
Filling a void
Fear and overcoming it
Self understanding

Adanac – Vashti/Evelyn/David
Confusion
New Beginnings
New Years Eve with Vash
God God God
Friendship
Loneliness
Challenging

Mish
Reliance on God
Advice giving
Friendship building that extended beyond the context

Zaul
Challenge
Despair
God
Hope

GUSH
Responsibility
Challenge
Involvement in something that ‘needs me’
God
Reshaping of self
Enjoyment
Friendship

Mellows
Difficulty
Memories
Longing for what was
Friendship

Yr 12 English
A chance to excel
Encouragement
Writing

Burkie
Friendship
2 way advice
Acceptance
Humor

Monica
Fear
Being overwhelmed
Love
Taking advice
Pressure
Responsibility

Paul T
Challenging
Friendship
2 way advice
In ‘my face’

Year In the Son
Struggle with if it was the right thing to do
Loneliness
Relationship
Community
Learning
God God God
Experience
Acceptance
A distant but returned feeling of being comfortable enough to be myself

Blogging
Self challenge
Self awareness
Vulnerabilty
God

WPC split
Frustration
Sadness
Apathy

Tookgarook Holiday
God – faith?
Confusion
Loneliness

Midyear YITS camp
Experience
Love
God
Community
Vulnerability
Encouragement

2 Comments

  1. emily mudge said:

    Hi!
    You can see by my name I have something in common with a friends of yours….?! …Who you were stuck in a road block with??
    Never come across another person with my name.
    Where does your friend Emily M live?
    Would be fun to swap notes!
    Cheers
    Emily Mudge
    Australia

    June 28, 2008
    Reply
  2. Hi Emily,

    We were in the Solomon Islands at the time, I believe the other Emily lives in Colorado, USA. I don’t really have contact details.

    Rebecca

    June 30, 2008
    Reply

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