Olivia's Lifespan

Timeline created by olivia125
  • Prenatal Development & Birth

    On January 25, 1983, I was born into a world I have had yet to experience. I was the second child born to my parents, Hilal & Fatin Toma.
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    Olivia's Lifespan

  • First Two Years: Biosocial Event

    Around this time in my life, my mother says I began to crawl and got into anything and everything that I wasn't supposed to. I was curious to my surroundings being that I my movement was restricted prior to and now I had a chance to be free and more independent.
  • First Two Years: Cognitive Event

    It was about this time that I began speaking my first words. Although I was born here in Detroit, MI, my parents migrated here from Iraq so my primary language at this time was Arabic.
  • First Two Years: Psychological Event

    At this time in my life, I began experiencing self awareness. I was able to begin to understand more of myself and took to postitive comments by responding with a smile or a verbal phrase.
  • The Play Years: Biosocial Event

    Around this time in my life, I began developing my motor skills and made good use of the, Around the age of three and a half, I learned how to ride a bicycle with training wheels. I have viewed a video from this time in my life and I was extremely happy with myself during this period.
  • The Play Years: Cognitive Event

    It was this time in my life where I was introduced to a second language, English. I started preschool and at this age was able to quickly pick up the English language while maintaining my Arabic in my home life.
  • The Play Years: Psychological Event

    At this time in my life, I began experiencing intrinsic motivation as I wanted so badly to do well in school. I remember trying so hard to learn everything the teacher was teaching so I can go home to tell my parents how well I did.
  • The School Years: Biosocial Event

    I remember being in elementary school and being the tallest girl in class. This remained throughout elementary school and into middle school. It never really bothered me even though I do remember people used to "make fun" of me for it. At that age, I just ignored it.
  • The School Years: Cognitive Event

    I was always known for my memory in this time in my life. I won almost all the spelling bee's and even went on to a statewide competition for my working memory.
  • The School Years: Psychosocial Event

    During this time in my life, I carried an immense amount of stress for a child my age because of the family problems we faced. I witnessed my parents constantly arguing and my older sister who was being rebelious get punished for her outlashing. I used to remember going to school like everything was fine when deep down I knew that I wanted the school day to last just a few more hours.
  • Adolescense: Biosocial Event

    During this stage in my life, my body was completely changing from what I was used to. I was afraid of all the changes and didn't know how to handle all of them. From getting my first period to breast enlargement, adolescence has arrived as I knew it.
  • Adolescence: Cognitive Event

    During my middle school/highschool years, I had a hard time focusing while adjusting to the life of being a teenager. I do believe I was not focused on my cognitive development as much as I was focused on my social development.
  • Adolescence: Psychological Event

    This was a rough time in my life to get through. Having an older sister who was extremely rebelious caused a lot of conflict at home. My parents were so focused on her and disciplining what she did wrong that I felt I was totally out of the loop. There was no closeness in this stage of my life with my family, just a distance that would soon be mended. Because of this, I turned to peer support and who would become my future spouse.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    It was this time in my life that I married my husband. Being a Catholic meant that I had remained abstinent until this time. This is when sexual activity was introduced to me. I was fortunate enough to make the right decesions about chosing not to do drugs, drink or do anything that would harm my physical and emotional being.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Event

    Around this time in my life, I started the Dental Hygiene program as a career I felt fulfill my life. I completed the program acheiveing awards that would help build my self esteem. Education at this point in my life was key to the success I was seeking.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Psychological Event

    I am happily married at this point in my life and find out that we are starting a family with a new set of twins. When we found out we were pregnant, my husband and I created even a more powerful bond with eachother, as it continues through today.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial Event

    At this point in my life, it will be very important to start being proactive in my health and making sure I take advantage of mo physical being as well as my mental being. I will be comfortable with my socioeconomic status and try to avoid any chronic illnesses.
  • Adulthood: Cognitive Event

    It will be around this time in my life where I have moved on from Dental Hygiene and moved in to the career of becoming a Physician Assistant. At this point in my life, I will have acheived a great accomplishment for myself and my family with furthering my education and enhancing my intelligence.
  • Adulthood: Pscyhological Development

    During this time in my life, I will be proud of my acheivements in life and I will continue working to better myself and the life of my family. I will remain intimate with my spouse and continue on the path of "till death do us part". My family bonds will remain strong and I will continue to instill important values in my children.
  • Late Adulthod: Biosocial Event

    At this point in my life I will have continued to monitor my health and work to try to avoid any chronic illnesses. I will embrace my age and maintain optimal health habits to increase the longevity of my life. My appearance may be that of one in late adulthood but my mind and soul will still be the same person I have always been.
  • Late Adulthood: Cognitive Event

    At this time in my life, I will work to control my memory and make sure that I can do everything I can to control this process. My body will refrain from stroking or having a heart attack as I have done very hard to make sure I remain healthy and active. My brain will continue to work on my side and help me through the rest of my life.
  • Late Adulthood: Psychological Event

    During this stage in my life, I will celebrate my 60th wedding anniversary with the love of my entire life. I will be retired and enjoying the life I have with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I will be more involved with my church and volunteer time that I may have to help others less fortunate.
  • My Death

    On my 90th birthday, I will go to sleep and not wake up. I will die a peaceful death and be content with the life I lived.