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Your life story – a meaningful project you won’t regret

Your life story – a meaningful project you won’t regret

Date: 18th January 2023

We are now a few weeks into the New Year, and with the weather being dull and gloomy, and the nights dark and cold, why not start a new project? Your life story.

Start to detail and document your life through photos and artifacts. Look in your attic, in the back of cupboards, and start to detail possessions, pictures, and things of value – dig out old photo albums and take a trip down memory lane. Write down where you got them and what stories underpin them – what do they mean to you? Try to recall how you felt at these particular times in your life; particular smells, colours, sounds, textures and tastes. Visualise each moment in your head.

A picture cannot reveal your hopes and dreams as a child; what you truly felt the day you got married; the emotions you experienced when your children were born. It is the feelings behind the pictures that brings your story to life, and makes it yours.

The next step

Once you have gathered the important items, pictures and keepsakes from your life and documented their individual stories, you are well on your way to penning your life story.

That is where we come in. Our ghostwriting service helps put your truth, your experiences, and your reflections onto the printed page. There are many reasons that people choose to share their life story. Whether you are writing an autobiography or memoir, perhaps you’ve lived the kind of life that’s inspired people, or maybe you’d love for your family and future generations to be able to read about your life in your own words.

Involving yourself in the self-reflection process means that your autobiography is candid and honest, and something you can feel is a true testament to yourself. When writing your story, a thorough reflection process will not only describe what happened but also answer the how and the why, and that is what we care about most. How did your experiences impact you? Why was this moment important?

Ancestry is also a huge part of what we do, as learning about your lineage and family history goes hand in hand with writing your personal story. Part of the preparation to telling your life story involves documenting your family tree, and one way to aid this is to create a family tree diagram, or pedigree chart as it is sometimes known. For more on creating an ancestry chart, click here.

Document your life story with us

At My Story Told, our aim is to tell your story, your way. Contact us today to start your storytelling journey, or for more on how our process works, click here.