I love the quote I shared yesterday, and it is true in one sense–we do make choices in life, and what we choose often doesn’t measure up to what we planned. In fact, I feel that way every time I finish a book and mentally compare it to what I had envisioned at the start.
Okay, so you probably know I’m going to ask–can you condense your life up to this point into six words? Mine would be: “Discovered pen isn’t in my hand.”
I asked some writing friends to play the game, and they came up with some hilarious–and moving–six word memoirs. Here’s a sampling:
Mom to everyone, kills for fun. –Colleen Coble
Life wasn’t exciting, made one up. –DeAnna Dodson
One life. One Lord. Endless stories. –Kathy Herman
Princess by nature with good handbags. –Kristen Billerbeck
Sarcastic Southern belle, lies like kudzu. –Tammy Alexander
Happy mom outgrew job. Invented another. –Deborah Raney
Born making noise and haven’t stopped. –Gail Martin
Love baseball, wrong gender, write instead. –Kathryn Mackel
Lord, just take me to heaven. –Jefferson Scott
Found true love twice, with spice. –Stephanie Whitson Higgins
Dazed/confused most of the time. –Robin Carroll
Got lost. Got found. Got joy. –Nancy Mehl
Early sprouting writer, late blooming Christian. –Ron Benrey
Lives in two worlds at once. –Hannah Alexander (Cheryl Hodde)
By God’s grace. By God’s grace. –Brandilyn Collins
“Your plans?” Ha ha, says God. –Marlo Schalesky.
My life is not my own. –Wanda Dyson
Life is hard. God is good. –Robin Lee Hatcher
Mom to many, daughter of God. –Sunni Jeffers
Advance learner passing on God’s teaching. –-Terri Blackstock.
Catching glimpses of a Distant City--Ann Tatlock.
Loves life, the Lord, telling stories. –-Gayle Roper
Counting temporary costs, anticipating eternal payoffs. —Randy Alcorn.
Too loud. Too fast. Too blessed. –Tom Morrisey
So . . . what’s YOUR six-word memoir?