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Writing about Yourself

Updated on October 15, 2017
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

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Writing a Memoir

Write from the heart

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 of a 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.

My interests

I enjoy walking.

Reading.

Listening to music.

Meeting people.

Social life is my priority!

Gardening.

Cooking.

Organizing the home daily.

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 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.

I was 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 is challenging.

How I learned a difficult language.

The challenges I faced through the years.

My working experiences in a foreign country.

My way of life as follows:

I am smart in my way.

Positive in any crisis.

Have an open mind and like different routines.

My light brown eyes are striking.

I do what I feel is good for me.

I have a great mind about life itself.

I compromise easily.

Easy going and free speech is one of my priorities.

Enjoy laughter and like to learn something new daily.

I live up to my standards in culture and mind.

I don't show anger that easily and a relaxed person when alone, or when with family and friends.

I avoid negative people to not go down with them.

I become anxious when meeting someone for the first time and plan in advance.

One of my favorites is the outdoors is exciting and new to explore.

Travel is one of the greater parts of my lifestyle.

My other 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 of and share alike too.

Memoir writing

Is it a good idea for me to write a memoir?

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Meaningful

Write honestly with an open mind!

© 2015 Devika Primić

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Swalia thank you for stopping by at another hub of mine. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      With your varied experiences, writing a memoir is definitely a good idea.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora thank you kindly for sharing your views here always appreciated.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Best to you, DDE on writing your memoir. You have some unique life vignettes to offer. Should be interesting!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      favored thank you for sharing your comment.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      I like how positive you speak of yourself. A good self image is healthy and makes the writing more enjoyable.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      denise.w.anderson Thank you for the encouraging comment I feel I have another challenge on my hands and will certainly get through that one as well. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Ed Thank you for stopping by here. I appreciate you following me. I am trying to write that memoir seems a great challenge but will get through that one too. Have a nice day.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Well, I like the woman you describe and I like the new photo of that same beautiful lady , Now get busy and write that memoir !.......I am your buddy Ed:-}

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      Denise W Anderson 2 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I think that it would be awesome to read a memoir about your experience in moving from one country and culture to another. There must have been many challenges and adventures along the way. You have written about some of them here, but there is much that is left unsaid. Go for it!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tillsontitan, thank you for commenting on my hubs always appreciated. You are one of my earliest followers.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      You are such an inspiration DD. Your growth, your move, and the courage you show in writing about it! I think a memoir would be an excellent read as you have experienced so much.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nadine May thank you for suggesting the idea of how I should write my memoir. I appreciate your kindness.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for sharing your life with us. I would love to read more.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      SANJAY LAKHANPAL, thank you for sharing your comment.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Phyllis Doyle thank you for getting back to me I have started in the same way. Will see how it all turns out.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mel Carriere I thought of writing a memoir something more in detail and you are right. ''To get in touch with ourselves'' Thank you.

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Now I know a little more about you. Thank you.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Devika, I started in the beginning. Then I jump to times and events that pop into my head and make a chapter on that, using the date as the chapter title so I won't get things mixed up. I even have a few very recent events that there is a chapter on. It is not easy to write a one's own memoir I have found out. But, it is slowly progressing.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Maybe writing a memoir is the only way to really get in touch with ourselves. Great hub!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Phyllis Doyle thank you for stopping by. Where did you start at the beginning or in the middle?

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello MartieCoetser thank you for that so kind of you to share your idea of where I should start. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a lovely evening!

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      Dear, Devika, I wrote my memoirs almost 20 years ago. It was a traumatic experience, but also therapeutic. Thereafter I understood myself so much better. Best is to begin at the beginning.

      This is a very authentic summary of yourself.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Devika. It is interesting to get to know you better. I started my memoir and understand what you mean about how hard it is to know where to start. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      word55 Thank you for stopping by, I t has been a while and so glad to have read a comment from you.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      This is positivity with great ideas to being successful in life. It seems that you listen to and follow the divinity of the Holy Spirit, Devika. May you continue. Be so, blessed!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you very much.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It's interesting to read about your life, Devika. Good luck with your memoir!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you for commenting and for sharing your opinion.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Ann thank you very much for the encouraging comment.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway thank you very much and I do agree with you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah, By now you must feel that way. I have already shared so much more about myself. Thank you for sharing your opinion. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Michael-Milec you are right! Well said! Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      You are in it already Devika, aren't you?! We are not only learning about you, but we are being instructed how can we do too 'writing about yourself.'

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I already felt I knew you quite well Devika, but thank you for sharing a little more and yes I feel it is a good idea to write your memoir as you have an interesting life and others may find your story inspiring.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Especially if you have a message to impart and you can tell people how you achieved your success and what did not work for you, writing a memoir is beneficial.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Writing a memoir is not easy but you have so much to talk about and many practical experiences to draw from. If you use all those things as examples and explain how you coped with them, then you will have an interesting story, Devika.

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well thank you for sharing more of yourself with us. Is it a good idea for you to write a memoir? I can't imagine why it would be a bad idea. :)