26 June 2008

The Six-Word Memoir

The Progressive Conservative over at The Big Stick tagged me with the following:
The idea is to write your memoir or epitaph in six words. If you can add an image to go along with it, so much the better. Then, simply sneak up behind 5 unsuspecting friends and whap them in the back of the head with it. Links need to be provided to the person who whapped you and to the originator of the meme, so they can see how far the thing goes. You can check out the place where it all began for a better explanation of the rules.

It took me some time to decide how to sum up my life in six words. There have been many wide and varied experiences in my life already that could be worthy of my six words. This task is more difficult than I originally thought, and each time I thought I'd come up with the perfect six words (in the right order), I thought of something else that seemed equally as perfect. So finally I settled on this:

Writes often, loves fiercely, drinks coffee.

I think this sums me up nicely. I am a writer, which takes up the bulk of my day (happily, of course), and because I have a life of faith, I do my best to love people in the way I would want them to love me. And, as you know, I do drink coffee. I could explain each of these further and in greater detail, but I'm much more interested in what my friends have to say about themselves. (Although if I ever write a memoir, I think I have the title!)

And who do I want to guilt into writing their own six-word memoirs?

Dana of En Tequila Es Verdad (I don't care if you hate it! Do it!)
Angie of Adventures in Home Cooking
Lisa of Work at Home Mom Revolution

Sorry--that's all I got!


  1. Wonderful memoir (she says as she sips her second cup of coffee and writes). Thanks so much for playing my meme!

  2. Mine's scheduled to go up around 1 am-ish Pacific. Amazing how much of yourself you can get into six words, innit? ;-)


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