Write…a synopsis of your memoir. What are some significant milestones in your life? Which age was the best, and which was the worst?
For this challenge, I was reminded of a book I ran across called, “Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-word memoirs by writers famous & obscure.”
So here are the milestones of my life, in 6-word memoirs:
Idyllic childhood: “You can be anything!”
Pre-teen dream realized: my own horse!
Teen angst assuaged by spiritual conversion.
Marry a soldier! Travel the World!
Four chicks flown: new adventures await.
When I was roaming the back streets of our small town on my bicycle, with my detective partner, Sara, by my side, I was comforted by my dad’s words that I could be anything I wanted to be. An uninformed boy in my class had insisted that “Girls can’t be detectives.” My view from the present affirms my dad’s words as prophetic, for I am now a detective indeed–searching for clues in old documents to find my elusive missing-persons ancestors!
As far as which age was the best/worst, I truly cannot say, for I wouldn’t change any part of my life. It all adds up to who I am today, and that is just as it should be!