This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday Topic: NAME THIS LIFE: What would your memoir be called?
A memoir is probably near the top of the list of things I will not be writing. Ever. Sure, as a teen, I used to keep a diary, but reading those pages later and reliving those awkward middle and high school moments made me cringe. Even reading my thoughts from back then was not a fun experience. Fiction is much more fun to write, anyway.
My grandmother, though, says she would have liked to have written her memoirs, and I wish that she had. She's had an incredible life and has amazing stories to tell. Maybe in years to come, for my family, I'll change my mind and write my story so that they're not left wishing that I had written it. Maybe I'll think back and consider my own amazing stories--because we all have them to tell (or keep to ourselves)--and finally share them in written form.
If I ever did, it would be called Unwritten, because like the song by Natasha Beddingfield, it would be about experiencing life to the fullest, finding and putting down the words I couldn't find before to describe my life, and no matter my age when it's written, this life journey would be just the beginning of the unwritten story to come!