When we think of telling our childhood story, it can seem overwhelming to include our entire life. Was our entire life a story in its entirety, or were there aspects worth expanding on?
Helpful ways to make your story told is to perhaps focus on one piece.
Example: When I was 7 years old, a major event occurred…my family was relocated to England due to my father’s work. This was an amazing experience that opened up my life in ways I can not fully explain.
We re-located to a small town of Lyndhurst, England. Lewis Carroll wrote his book Alice In Wonderland, and the real Alice is buried in Lyndhurst. We were lucky to live in her family home….dated 1888. This cottage sat on a dairy farm that provided many a wonderful day in the pastures with the cows.
So, in the example above, take a lovely portion of your life and share it and all the details you can recall so that future generations can know about that and carry the story forward.
Did you move? How did that impact you?
Did you have a sibling? How did that impact you?
Was there an event that occurred that perhaps negatively impacted you, but, also was a catalyst for your future endeavor? How did your childhood form you?
Expand upon how you viewed your childhood and feel free to be vulnerable with your understanding that our childhood formed us in many ways. We are often the product of our childhood.
Think of this in two parts: One part is to be shared during your Celebration of Life. Second part is your history you leave behind for your children and future generations.
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