Do you love your name? Or, do you sometimes wonder what your parents were thinking when they decided what to call you? While naming our children seems like a personal decision, we probably don’t realize how much we are influenced by outside trends. In fact, looking at the data, it’s fascinating to see how the most popular names vary from decade to decade.
As young women, many of us kept a journal, documenting our lives, relationships, travels, holiday adventures, family stories and milestones. All the secrets and details of our exciting life stories seemed so significant and worthy of detailed description and analysis. Anais Nin was our writing mentor and we knew that one day someone would get great pleasure from reading our sparking literary jewels. Then technology appeared and we started storing pictures, letters and memories online. Now in our 60‘s, many of us feel the need to start organizing our life stories into a shape that family, friends (and even ourselves) will enjoy. If you think it’s time to record your fascinating and wonderful life, you may be looking for some ideas on where to start.
Here is a roadmap for writing an autobiography: