I’m sniffling already, and it’s only a six-word story!
Since then, similar challenges have been thrown out in magazines, books, and blogs: can you tell your life story in six words?
Well, can you?
Here’s a few I’ve come up with:
Well, that’s not my life story, but sometimes it’s what I scream to myself in the morning.
Life IS hard, I think we all agree. But can you imagine how much harder it would be without your loved ones? Your friends, your spouse or significant other, your children or nieces/nephews? Since I’ve been old enough to wonder about the meaning of life, about why we’re even here, I’ve figured out that it’s all about the love.
I’M STILL 30, KIDS CATCHING UP
That’s how I feel – like I’m 30 years old and having a heck of a time each day making it through my job, my joys, my fears, my … but wait. My son tells me he’s 30? How’d he catch up to me like that?
I love the title of a book that published six-word memoirs by “Writers Famous and Obscure” (2008) called Not Quite What I Was Planning.
I imagine that’s how most of us feel by the time we’ve reached a certain age. Are you nodding your head? Did you plan to be where you are, who you are, years ago? Doubtful!
Oh, here’s another one I just thought of:
BORN. EDUCATED. MARRIED. FAMILY. NOW FUN!
Spoken like the empty nester that I am. Yes, Virginia, there is life after 50 (um, and even later!)
My turn now to challenge YOU. I dare you to send me (in the comment section) your six-word story or memoir.
Come on, you can do it!