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January 16, 2010

The Story of your Life

Filed under: choice,life,obituary,story — by cawritergirl @ 11:35 PM
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What story do you want your life to tell?  This is probably something that most of you haven’t given much thought to.  Most of us just go through life, doing what is expected of us, without consideration for what we want or how our life is progressing. 

Something you might want to do is map out the story of your life.  You can tell the whole tale or any part thereof.  You might want to start in the ‘second half’ of your life.  Possibly, you might want to do a progression into the future to see where you want to be. 

I’ve seen authors in places say that you should write out your obituary.  I don’t necessarily think that’s necessary as it places too much negative emphasis on the whole project, although it does display a certain Scrooge-esque attitude.  If you think that you are currently like Scrooge, then go write ahead and write your obituarly.  For the rest of us, one thing you can do is start to write in a journal.  As I stated earlier, you can start anywhere, go in any direction of time you like, be realistic or not.  It’s all up to you.  Just as your life is up to you.

It all comes back to choice.  If, after starting this project, you don’t like where your life is currently heading, change something now.  Don’t wait for your friends to join you.  Don’t wait for someone to order you to change your life.  You must be proactive in creating the life you want. 

Most of us like to tell stories.  You can start by telling your story as you see it.  Your emotions are valid, even if family members or others have a different viewpoint, don’t feel as if you have to swallow your own story and keep it bottled up inside.  Only you can tell the story of your life from your perspective.  Other people may not understand your motives, but what is most important is whether or not you feel that you have lived your life well.

Would you be happy with the way your life turned out if you died today?  The answer should be yes.  Since your life is a work in progress, you should have no regrets.  Leave nothing that you are guided to do undone.  Make strides towards having your story turn out according to the progression story you wrote for yourself.    It all starts with writing the story of your life.


1 Comment »

  1. 🙂 Scroogesque!! 🙂 Ya missed the point 🙂 If there’s something that you’d loooove for people to say about you at your own funeral…you’d better get on with BEING it now while you can, too late once you’e gone! 🙂
    Scroogesque LOL 🙂

    Comment by Robbie — January 16, 2010 @ 11:58 PM |Reply

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