A common theme running through much of the email we receive at WriteMyMemoirs essentially asks: “Is my life interesting?” Typically, the email writer provides a synopsis of his or her life, or maybe just a few of the highlights, to help us determine whether this is a life worth documenting, a story someone would want to read. We believe in the power of the memoir, so it will come as no surprise that we respond to these emails with a resounding, “Yes!”
First, it’s our conviction that every life story is interesting. People are like snowflakes—no two of us are alike. Every personality is unique. Just as unique and unpredictable is the path we each take, the people we encounter along that path and our individual responses to the route’s scenery, delights and obstacles. Even identical twins, with the same parents and general upbringing, have vastly different tales to tell.
Second, you’re living in a fast-moving world. You’re an eyewitness to pivotal technological developments, monumental changes in global politics, devastating natural disasters and countless incidents of joy and triumph. As you were growing up, you couldn’t have imagined what might impact your life. Now that you have tackled the difficulties and enjoyed the pleasures, write about it! Your family will appreciate it, friends will cherish your words and your time here on earth will be remembered. Is your life interesting? You bet.