Writing Your Story

Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Don’t we all have life stories and narratives to tell? If that holds true, I ask if you could you be that delightfully unafraid woman, called on to speak for yourself and write your own story?

I seem to have found a great amount of pleasure during this pandemic by sitting down to write for a mere fifteen minutes at a time. I've also given myself three months to complete the story of this little life of mine.

How about doing something right now to give life a jolt? I've finally decided to gather important stories of this little life of mine. The intention is to communicate, preserve stories, wisdom and blessings for future generations. In a selfish sense, it would also be okay to know that my life actually mattered.

So many times before I have wanted to know more about my heritage, the life my ancestors lived and what motivated them, their values, their suffering, their lifestyle and the happiness they experienced.

The cool part in all this is to write out two or three pages a day, as it helps motivate and begin the day with a bang and opens thought waves which serve as an internal check on lingering thoughts. I've named this as a time to do "morning pages" of past adventures, hopes and dreams.

Since baby boomers live longer than any generation before, and we're a bit more sophisticated than our parents , we'll write new perspective for how to retire successfully as the creative women we were meant to be.

If you're feeling up to trying this out, I would suggest you find a quiet place and write about one of these topics for twenty minutes and repeat as often as desired:

* What an important experience taught you

* How something changed your life

* Your dreams attained

* Your frustrated dreams

* Your fondest memories

* Things you looked forward to in the past and things you look forward to now

* How you handle the difference between expectations, challenges, and frustrations

* What makes you get up in the morning

* What keeps you up at night

* How you unwind or how you don’t

* What makes you resilient

* What five words you wish people would use when they describe you?

Simply put, this legacy statement is a record of what I want to leave behind, plus my hopes and dreams for the next generation. But, whether I am good, bad or ugly, this story will have meaning, if only to me.

Creating this legacy like story helps the belief that with this transition talk and memory dump, I will find that life, this life, has been well lived.

Women Growing Older offers group workshops to re-define the aging process to embolden women to make wiser choices. As retirement coach, Jaye Wurtzel shares more than 100 classes addressing identity and re-invention strategies.Find her at

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