Monday Musings: I came. I saw. I wrote. (A six word memoir)

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A fifteen-year-old me reading the newspaper at my grandparents’ home.

Hello, adventurers!

I hope life is treating you well. 🙂

The other day, I ran across a Facebook post prompting readers to write a six-word memoir in the comments. Some were funny. Others were poignant. I thought for a moment how I could sum up my life thus far in six little words.

From the moment I could read and write, I kept a journal. My maternal grandmother made sure I wrote in it as often as possible. As I grew older, my love of music grew, and I devoted more and more chunks of time to piano practice and singing. However, if I truly wanted to uncork my thoughts at the end of the day, writing was my go-to therapy.

Whether a person’s legacy is continuing generations, a charitable contribution to a beloved institution, a published work, or simply loving and funny memories for friends to hang onto, one usually likes to be remembered.

The six-word memoir challenge made me think about for what I would like to be remembered. Then, three short sentences popped into my head. “I came. I saw. I wrote.”

I hope to continue writing as long as I am able, and I hope my words help others as they traverse the journey of life. After I’m gone (hopefully many, many years from now), I pray a few readers peruse a piece I’ve written and think, “Me too! So I’m not the only one!”

In closing, I encourage you to think of six words that describe your life. Some people may find this exercise easy. A few may have so many blessings (or struggles) that limiting their life’s story to only six words almost seems impossible.

I’m curious to see what you have to say! If you’d like to share your six-word memoir, please comment below. 🙂

Happy Trails,

Petiteloulou

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