|Bleak outlook. photo by Carol Newman|
One week ago today I awoke expecting sunshine and, instead, found the grayest of skies and a blanket of snow. Yeah, yeah, it was a light, fluffy, pretty snow; but I was in no mood for snow.
Fortunately, I have a project to distract me. I am updating my Write Your Life Story in Eights Weeks Workbook. I asked members of the advanced life story writing group for suggestions for the updated workbook. After Millie suggested a page about the benefits of life story writing and wrote a sample paragraph, I asked other members to write about how writing life story had affected them. Their wonderful answers will be included on the first page of the updated workbook. But let me give you a visual preview.
For some, when they think back over their life in its entirety, they feel the same as I did when I opened the curtains last Monday. They feel disappointed and drained by what seems to have been a gray life. And, like me, they wanted something different. Still, they take on the task of writing. And in the writing ,that other life they wished for emerges.