THE about me 7 day plan
There are many ways to share your story and document your life. Not only will your posterity enjoy remembering or learning more about you, but writing and recording your journey will help you see your life in a new way, and no one can tell your story better than you can!
Sometimes it is easier to answer questions about your life than to try to remember all that happened.
You can write your responses down in a paper journal/notebook or on your computer. You can even video record or audio record yourself talking about these prompts. We even created a beautiful journal that you can print out, personalize, and fill in your own responses.
To gauge the benefits of connection, we have created a short pre-survey, you will also take a post-survey at the end of the 7 days.
Choose Your Medium
Choose what medium you will be recording your personal history in this month. Some ideas are pen and paper, computer and keyboard, shared journal with your children, app on your phone, social media, voice recordings, or videos. It would be great to publish what you record this month when you are done! Here’s a list of some places that will help you do that.
Create Your Timeline
Vertically down the page (paper or electronic) write each year you have been alive on a separate line. Then go back and add important events that happened in your life during those years. You aren’t writing the story but writing a phrase to capture the memory. You can go back to detail the story later. Example
Describe yourself physically. mentally. spiritually. Describe your personality.
Tip: It’s ok to talk about how you are feeling mentally. Think of the healing that can happen if you share your depression or anxiety or what you worry about. Healing can come for you and for your descendants.
Highlight Your Life
“Remember, it is not large accomplishments that makes success, it is the little things we do every day that over time turn into success.” Catherine Pulsifer
Talk about your accomplishments and/or goals in life. List what you’d like to accomplish. Describe how you accomplish goals in your life.
Acknowledge Your Mentors
“(Mentors are) someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
Who is someone that has left a deep impact on you? What did they do? Write them a thank you note. Send it to them or just leave it in your journal.
Picture Your Life
Use pictures to tell a story today. You can use one picture or more. If you use one picture describe what happened in the picture, include the date, people involved, place it was taken and the story. You can also take pictures of your day; at the end of the day describe what you are doing in each picture.
Inventory Your Jobs
Write about your first job or your worst job or your favorite job. List all your jobs. Provide details like when and where. What have you learned while working that you’d like to share? Share any stories that come to mind when you think of jobs or work. It could be fun to write about your dream job, too!