Tuesday, May 20, 2008

6 Little Words

Recently I have been enjoying several different projects. My major project is getting the Baby Bug to sleep through the night by manipulation, trickery, or sheer force of will. None of those things work on a three month old, by the way.

I have also been spending a lot of time writing, though not here obviously. I have been encouraged many times in my life to write a book about my life, but I have always been hesitant. Those who know me personally can appreciate the size of that undertaking. It also requires a lot of thought and emotional review...some things are just too personal to write anywhere. I have compromised with myself and am writing it as a semi-autobiographical work of fiction. I don't even know what I'm going to do with it once I'm done. Maybe nothing. Maybe burn it. Maybe keep it for the kids to read when they're older. Maybe publish it if I can. We'll see. Still, I feel as though I need to write it mostly for myself.

Even though my writing has been intensely focused elsewhere recently, when I got the invite from Genny to do this meme I really wanted to participate.

Write a memoir in six words. About you, your life, parenting, whatever. It doesn't have to be a sentence. Include a picture if you would like.


Sometimes I am able to say things in very few words, but usually I am compelled to follow up those very few words with a long and wordy explanation. Most people need the explanation to make sense of what I just said because I tend to be random-except my husband because we pretty much share a brain.

So here are my six words:

Unconventional lives will create unprecedented beauty.

Wow, you know what? That really sums it up. I don't even think it needs an explanation.

I normally don't tag people for memes, but I would love to see Helen, DeeDee, Chris, Emily, and Suzy do this meme if they haven't already. I think they'd have some really interesting answers. Of course, anyone who wants to can feel free to steal this as well. Linking back to me if you do this meme is nice but optional as far as I'm concerned...but maybe leave me a comment so I can go check out your post? =)


Suzie said...

Ill give it a try. Ill let you know when it is posted. Good luck on the writing

Genny said...

Love your six words! And keep at it with your book writing...you'll get there! I know first-hand what that undertaking is like.

Becoming Me said...

I love this! Beautiful and I'm so excited about your book.

Person(Also Known As Mommy) said...

Thanks for the encouragement girls!