Write Your Life Story


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People write their stories for a variety of reasons. Most often it is to share their life experiences with their children or grandchildren. Sometimes it is to share a significant event that has happened in their life such as a serious accident or illness. Some people tell their own story. Some tell the story of a parent, a grandparent or even a spouse.

The process of writing a life story does not have to be complicated or extremely time consuming. In this course you will learn how to write your story in a structured way starting with a series of worksheets. The worksheets contain questions for you to answer. Some of the questions will be factual such as, ‘Where were you born?’ Other questions will be emotive such as, ‘How did you feel on your first day at school?’ You will be surprised as to how many facts and feelings you will start to recall as you focus on each area of your life.

Each week we will focus on one stage of your life. I will introduce each stage, give you some thoughts around this time in your life and discuss the worksheet with you. You will then download the worksheet and start answering the questions. I encourage you to take your time. Immerse yourself back into that stage in your life. The journey back can be very enriching. You may be revisiting your younger life for the first time with adult eyes. A commitment to at least two hours per week will allow you to really get the most out of this course.