Memoir Writing as Self-Understanding

Most of us have aspects of our lives that are frustrating and mind-boggling. I know when I look at my life the last twenty years have been the most frustrating and in many ways the most fulfilling times of my life. Upon becoming aware of this reality, I immediately felt that I should take some time to reflect on these years of my life to see what I can take away as learning experiences and what things I should discard as just being big mistakes in my life.

This is where memoir writing comes in. It is a great type of writing to make sense of those aspects of your life that are difficult and how you can triumph and learn from those experiences. You could also determine how to change yourself and grow so that these difficult experiences and mistakes don’t occur again in the future.

For many of us, life just happens. And many bad events that happen in our lives just happen very quickly. Many of us don’t stop and think about them until much later—and some of us don’t even think about them then. This is where the benefits of memoir writing come in—memoir writing allows you to give yourself the time and space needed to understand your life better. You could evaluate all the people who led to the difficult events in your life too so that you could make sense of them.

But more importantly, when you actually write down those difficult events of your life, you could take concrete steps to change your life for the better in the future. At the end of your journey, you may decide to leave an abusive relationship or learn how to live your life with more meaning. You could resolve to do things differently. There is something about writing your memoir that urges you to do just that.

So, if you have had an urge to write your memoir, don’t wait any longer. Just carve out a bit of time and start writing your life story. You could do so in 30 days with the help of a new book just recently published. The book is by Roberta Temes, and it is called How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days. She makes it really easy to write your memoir and spells it out day by day.

Here is the URL for the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Write-Memoir-Days-Step—Step-ebook/dp/B00FCAW6IW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398456936&sr=1-1&keywords=roberta+temes

Try it!

Irene S. Roth

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