Writing life stories borders on the mystical because you, the writer, become the master of reality. You make sense of chaos. You bring order to life events through narrative; you attach meaning to events. That act is more than reporting facts; it is an act of creation.
-Lisa Dale Norton
What is a Life Story?
A Life Story may be called a memoir, a tribute, or biography. People who capture their life stories are those who value history, tradition and heritage. They are people who want to keep family stories alive from generation to generation.
Why Preserve Life Stories?
Telling and recording your life story may well be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. It will also allow you to create a priceless heirloom, preserving your unique and individual story for future generations.
Chronicling your life stories allows you to:
- Reflect on the richness of your life – the moments, events, experiences and relationships that were and are meaningful to you
- Celebrate your life and share it with others
- Share your wisdom and the lessons you’ve learned
- Gain insight into your choices, challenges and accomplishments
- Deepen your understanding about the forces that shaped your life.
- Bear witness to events that affected your life as well as the lives of others
- Build bridges between the generations
- Contribute to history!