Your life, the book

From a famous writer or celebrity, to a WordPress.com
blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to
be your biographer?

This month I have been doing daily writing prompts, but if a prompt seems like it is beyond my range of experience I usually  skip it and find something else to write about.  This was one of those prompts because as soon as I read it a flurry of thoughts started to Bumble through my brain like:

“I am not really familiar with a famous writer, celebrity, or wordpress writer.”

“Biography?  Shouldn’t you be famous to have a biography written about you?”

“I don’t know if I have an interesting enough story or if I have done enough in my life to warrant having a whole biography written.”

Then I jogged my memory back to a time when I would have jumped at a chance to write a book or tell my story…

When I was 18 during spring break of my 1st year of college I desperately wanted to write a book.  In fact I wrote an entire outline of the book I would write.  It was lessons I had learned during my first year of college.

Even after my abusive relationship, I wanted to write a book about how I survived and overcame so many obstacles.  How did I hang onto hope when my future was in question?

Then a few years later, I wanted a book to feature my art and my story.  I think that is what led me to blogging.  A safe place where I could do all of the above.

Lately I have been feeling a little down on myself and pessimistic.  Like, everyone goes through these kinds of challenges so my story isn’t very different.  Or, if I had just done A,B,or C, I would not have gotten into those situations in the first place.  I don’t need to invalidate my story.  It has formed who I am today.  I just need to keep moving forward.


Once I waded through the flood of those thoughts I realized that I can use this prompt for inspiration.  I may not be ready to have my biography written today, but I am going to start living with the idea in mind…

What kinds of experiences do I want to be a part of my life story?  How do I want to make a difference in the world?  That puts me in a place of empowerment rather than loathing.

I would like to ask you the same questions?  Who would you like to write your biography?  If the opportunity were to drop into your hands today would you take it and run with it or would you wait until you’re “ready”?  Please comment below to share your thoughts!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

 

Bumble

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