Recently my local paper ran a creative challenge that caught my attention: write a six-word autobiography. That’s right – sum up your life in just six measly words. Little did I know what a phenomenon this concept was – six word stories, six word memoir websites, six words from people as famous as Hemingway. Since I am usually quite verbose with my posts, I thought it might be a nice change of pace for you to have just a few words to read from me today.
Here are some of my favorite “six word life stories” from a variety of sources:
In retrospect, the lessons were obvious.
Determined to become a better person.
Weight won’t weigh my life down.
Well, I thought it was funny.
Birth, childhood, adolescence, adolescence, adolescence, adolescence.
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
Wasted day. Wasted life. Dessert, please.
Thought I was right. I wasn’t.
I skip baths on the weekends.
I’m better before you know me.
Seeing both sides, I can’t decide.
Life’s funny secret: some assembly required.
Runs from demons on stationary bike.
Living my life without looking behind.
Life is so simple, in retrospect.
In the end, what’s the point?
I look like a great cook.
Life is all about Plan B.
Have you heard about my grandkids?
Born. Lived. Loved. Bored. Wrote this.
Dream big -it doesn’t cost anything.
Nothing has happened in my life.
Common sense is not so common.
I wish I could count.
And from me:
Waiting Time is done wasting time.
Happily, gratefully living a boring life.
Bostonian becomes Kansan; Dorothy was right.
Want to play? What six words would you use?