A brief history of milestones from my life (Work in Progress)

2017

September

⛡️ Left on a year long sailing adventure with Diana and our cats πŸ› Quit Shopify

May

⛡️ Bought my first boat with Diana

2016

February

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Became a Canadian permanent resident

2015

June

🏠 Moved in with Diana in Ottawa

2014

August

🏠 Julie and I moved to the Golden Triangle in Ottawa

June

πŸ•‰ Started teaching Acroyoga at Upward Dog Yoga Centre

2013

November

πŸ‘« Started dating my fourth serious girlfriend, Diana Lam

September

πŸ› Ended my contract with Amnesty International Canada and started at Shopify
πŸ•‰ Started my 200hr yoga teacher training

July

πŸ•‰ Trained as an Acroyoga instructor in Montreal

March

😍 Met Diana Lam at an Acro workshop I was demoing at

2012

December

🏠 Moved in with Julie in the ByWard Market, Ottawa. Julie was looking for a female roommate and I misread the Kijiji ad

November

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ With one weeks notice I left the Army and moved to Ottawa to work with the Canadian branch of Amnesty International

April

πŸ’” Dhyana and I broke up
🏠 Moved in with Scott, Chris, and PJ in St Leonards

February

πŸ•― Started work at Amnesty International Australia

2011

December

πŸŽ“ Graduated from my Bachelor of Arts

November

πŸ•‰ Discovered Acroyoga during a free class at Lululemon

May

🏠 Moved in with Dhyana in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

April

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Returned to Australia from Afghanistan

February

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡« Extended my tour and moved to Kandahar

2010

🐢 Molly was put down, we had attempted to rehouse her with the RSPCA but she failed one of their tests and by that time she was out of our custody and couldn’t be saved

November

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡« Deployed to Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan

June

πŸ’‚ Changed Army Units and moved on base at Randwick in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan

May

πŸ‘« Started dating my third serious girlfriend, Dhyana Scarano

March

πŸ’Ώ Started playing Ultimate with the Uni team and met Dhyana Scarano

2009

May

πŸ›΅ Bought a 50cc scooter

April

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Returned to Australia from the Solomon Islands
🏠 Moved back in with Stu and Janell

February

πŸ’” Nathalie and I broke up, I wasn’t ready to settle down yet

2008

November

πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡§ Deployed to the Solomon Islands

September

πŸ’‚ Starting preparation for deployment to the Solomon Islands

May

🏠 Moved back to Sydney to live with Stu and Janell. Perth was fun but I was studying by correspondence so I found it isolating

February

🏠 Moved to Perth to live with Nathalie

January

πŸŽ“ Started a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Security through Open University. This course was by correspondence which worked well for with my vagrant lifestyle

2007

December

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Returned to Australia from Europe surprising my family by dressing up as Stuart

October

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Continued my travels starting with a road time through Ireland with Scott & Chris. Then trained around Europe

July

🐣 Became an uncle and loss my position as baby of the family. A fair trade for Oliver and later Zander, Zahli, Archie, Sammy, & Charlotte

June

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Moved back to the UK after not having any luck finding work in Cahors (Nathalie travelled to Greece to teach english)
🏒 With help from a second cousin, I had a job within 2 days at the Laurel Pub Company doing office work

April

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Quit my job as a postie and Nathalie and I left for an overseas trip. After a few days in London we trained to France and settled in Cahors

2006

July?

🏠 Moved back in with my mum in Sydney
πŸ“« Became a postman on a motorbike to save up for my overseas trip

June

πŸŽ“ I was enjoying university but was getting restless after 2.5 years living in Newcastle so I decided to defer and travel

April

πŸ‘« Nathalie came to visit me in Sydney and became my second serious girl friend

March

⛡️ Sailed on the Young Endeavour and met Nathalie Cattaneo

2005

February

πŸŽ“ Started studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science at Newcastle University
🏠 Moved in to new place in Newcastle with two roommates (after some shuffling, Ashley a new friend from uni and Ginny)

January

πŸ’‚ Did basic training with the Army

2004

🐈 Coco passed away after catching a tick

November

πŸŽ“ Graduated from TAFE with a score of 92.5 🌏 Launched Gregology.net

July

πŸ’‚ Joined the Australia Army Reserves as a signalman

June

🏠 Moved in with a friend from TAFE, Lorena. This was my first time living out of home/not with family

February

πŸŽ“ Quit Sydney Hi-Fi
🏠 Moved in with my sister Sam & her partner Aaron in Newcastle
πŸŽ“ Started studying a Tertiary Preparation course at Newcastle TAFE in order to go to university

2003

🐢 Adopted our Bull Arab Molly

November?

🏍 Bought a nicer bike 1989 GPX250 and gave my brother the GSX250

March?

🏍 Bought a motorbike, 1983 GSX250

February

πŸ”Š Started working full time at Sydney Hi-Fi

2002

🐢 Lulu was put down, she was completely blind. I comforted her as the green liquid entered her body

September

πŸ’” Julia and I broke up, she ended it and I experienced my first broken heart

June

πŸŽ“ Wasn’t enjoying engineering so I dropped out of TAFE

February

πŸŽ“ Started studying structural engineering at TAFE

January

πŸ‘« Started dating my first serious girlfriend, Julia Stockdale

2001

November

πŸŽ“ Graduated high school with HSC score of 51

May?

πŸš™ Bought my first car, a 1983 Toyota Hilux with a 253 V8

2000

November?

🏊 Started seasonal work at the Manly Water Works as a lifeguard

July

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Returned to Australia

January

πŸŽ“ Started 6th form at Harlington High School

1999

🐈 Adopted our brown cat Coco

December

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Went to UK with my Mum to live with my Grandma for 7 months

March?

🍻 First drink with Tim & Scott

1998

😘 First kiss with Jasmine Parker

1997

πŸŽ“ Moved to Forest High School because that’s where Scott & Tim went
🌏 Created my first website, Jokes Cafe on Tripod, reaching 600 hits per day at it’s peak

1996

🐢 Floppy passed away from old age
πŸŽ“ Started at Beacon Hill High School
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Became an Australian citizen
🌏 We got the Internet, I remember seeing chat for the first time and I didn’t believe my brother that there were real people chatting

1995

πŸŽ“ Graduated from primary school
🐈 Abby passed away from cancer

1993

🐢 Adopted our Staffordshire Bull Terrier Lulu

1991

πŸ–₯ Started programming in Basic with my Brother’s and Dad’s help

1990

πŸŽ’ Repeated year one, met Scott & Tim who would become life long friends

1989

πŸ–₯ Started using our family computer, an Amstrad CPC
🐈 Adopted our tabby cat Abby

November

πŸ˜• Watched the fall of the Berlin Wall but thought they were knocking down the Great Wall of China

January

πŸŽ’ Moved to a closer school, Beacon Hill Primary

1988

🐢 Adopted our Beagle Floppy

June?

🏠 Moved to a house in Beacon Hill. This was the house I grew up in

January

πŸŽ’ Started school at St Mary’s in Manly

1987

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Went back to the UK with my Mum and Dad. They both had terrible food poisoning so my Auntie and Uncle looked after me. My Uncle was a police officer and he took me for a ride in his police car. I also wet the bed when I stayed with them.

1986

April

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Immigrated to Australia

March?

πŸ’­ First memory - My dog Tinker was laying on the couch, I was sitting opposite in her dog bed. My Dad entered and told her to get down, she bowed her head and sulkily obliged. We left Tinker in the UK when we immigrated.

1983

May

🐣 Born into a loving family in London, United Kingdom as the fourth & final child of Alan and Hilary Clarke. I would remain the baby of this family for 24 years until my first nephew came along