I’ve been fascinated with the work of Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith who have been featured on NPR for their book Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs a collection of stories from persons whom the authors asked to distill their life story into six words. Often poignant, funny, and telling, it’s amazing what one can say about oneself in six thoughtful words. So much from so little. After hearing the interview, it made me wonder: what is my six-word memoir? So far I haven’t been able to distill my whole life down to six words, but have managed to come up with six-word memoirs for certain parts of my life:
- Growing up: Nerdy girl. Nerdy boy. Soul mates.
- Blogging: Felt uncreative. Started blogging. Better now.
- Career: School. More school. Great job, finally.
- General life: One husband. Two kids. Good life.
What is your six-word memoir? Or like me, do you have more than one? I’d love to see you share your six-word memoirs in comments.
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