Writing about Yourself
Writing a Memoir
I would like to introduce myself to you before sharing with you about myself.
My lifetime experiences were challenging and I faced up to these challenges with an open mind.
My pen name is DDE, a very special name to me.
I enjoy sharing my experiences to my readers.
I am going through a process in writing my memoir and having a tough time in getting on with the beginning. It feels like I don't know how to begin with that main hook.
The purpose and the meaning of life is of greater importance to any individual.
Whether you are a writer, or not your life has many ups and downs to talk about.
Sharing your talents and experiences can be a tough one.
Write like you are talking to a stranger.
Tell the stranger about yourself.
Explain who you are and talk about your interests.
Speak of your talents, and your capabilities.
What have you achieved and goals you have reached.
Talk about your challenges faced through your experiences.
I enjoy walking.
Listening to music.
Social life is my priority!
Organizing the home.
I like to be different.
I make sure to meet my goals.
I like to finish what I have started.
I am not a procrastinator!
I Plan thoroughly.
Nothing to me feels impossible.
I always find a way to achieve my goals.
I have spread my wings to know more about life.
Learning in my own way allowed me to be different.
I like what is interesting and exciting.
I like an active lifestyle.
I don't show off what I have instead I appreciate it.
I don't show off love a sacred part of my life.
During my school and college years, I was shy and did not feel an openness to meet other people. I learned to come out of my closed shell when I had moved to Croatia.
I realized it was time to get on with it.
Meeting people was just what I enjoyed doing from early childhood.
Shyness got the better of me, this especially during my teen years.
Here I am today, and feel good to meet friendly people with no shy emotions.
I stayed focus on my life in Croatia and made it all happen for me.
Events that changed my life showed me a new direction.
My purpose in life is to share what changed me.
Over the years I looked at my life in a positive way.
Nothing was and is perfect.
The events that made my life greater and better were were my learning lessons.
Speaking a new language, something I did not dream of I would do.
I connected with people freely but with caution.
Reading helped me a lot.
I needed a personal connection with certain people.
I had many issues with the local people I still continued with my way of life.
I improved with my strengths.
To think of how the years went by living in a foreign country has got me thinking more of the present moments.
Acquaintances are different to the true people I have met.
Raised in the apartheid era taught me different. People are all the same only divided by culture.
I did not look at others as being different to me.
I believed we are no different to the next person.
I was not taught to believe people are different.
What affected my parents did not have much of an effect on me.
I looked at my life in my way.
I like to be honest in my writing so telling the truth is no problem for me.
Write the facts about yourself.
I write what I am comfortable with and what I know of.
Knowledge is power!
The more I write about myself the more I discover my changes.
I have discovered a new me through all my experiences.
I didn't ignore my worst times to focus on the good times.
I don't brag about my life instead I write for a purpose and a great meaning.
I am sometimes driven to write about vulnerable issues but pull away from that thought.
I prefer to stick with what makes a difference to me and my readers.
Approaching situations can be complicated or challenging. For me situations did not scare me away.
I respect the opinions of others and expect others to respect my wishes.
It is rude if others don't feel the need to respect my wishes.
What am I writing about myself?
The change in a new place.
The way I learned a foreign language.
The challenges I faced through the years.
My working experiences.
Life in two different continents.
My way of life as follows:
I am smart in my own way.
I am positive.
I keep an open mind.
I like different routines.
I have light brown eyes.
I do what I think is right for me.
I have a great mind.
I compromise easily.
I like to learn something new daily.
I live up to my standards.
I don't show anger that easily.
I am clam and relaxed when alone, or when with family.
I avoid negative people.
I become anxious when meeting someone for the first time.
I plan in advance.
I enjoy the outdoors.
Travel is one of the great parts of my life.
My priority is my family.
Happiness is from within and that is what I will always have in my life.
I don't sweep up the dust under the carpet. Things are better left in the open than to be ignored or covered up.
Building up life has been tough and I managed step by step in a confident way.
I had misunderstandings with a few individuals who showed me their envious behaviors. I felt annoyed when I saw their craziness as I put that down to and did not say a word to upset their apple carts.
I showed these individuals I am the better and bigger person, not only from within also from the outside.
Something to think about!
Life gets complicated if you make it that way.
You are responsible for your actions!
Blaming others fro what went wrong is not going to get you out of that situation.
My challenges grew my confidence, my positive attitude, and my happy moments.
Going forward is feels good.
Worrying, or stressing out about the smaller stuff would make you depressed and lonely. I don't take my life to that level.
People change their lives when they want to or when they choose to.
My life changed when I no longer wanted to live in a prison.
I chose to be free from constantly locking doors, and burglar gates.
Life is meant to be enjoyed and to live freely.
I couldn't cope with fear.
Always hoping and thinking of safety like my life is nothing to me made me feel insecure at all times. At home, or out shopping, even a walk in the park faded.
Life is every person's gift and freedom is all I wanted in my life. Everything else can be bought, lost and replaced but not my life.
Leaving when I did and for the reasons I did will always remain in my heart. Speaking of my experience is my greatest moments.
I can't change who I am but I can learn from any mistakes made.
My life and my experiences!
The greatness of God got me feeling good about myself and together with me helping myself to move on.
I spent many days on my own and felt alone, those moments made feel stronger.
I can only speak for myself and not for everyone!
Great minds have great experiences to talk about.
Is it a good idea for me to write a memoir?
Write honestly with an open mind!