Recently I caught up with the eighth book in the "Six-Word Memoirs" series - "Things Don't Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World".
It was simply BRILLIANT!!!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the "Six-Word Memoirs" phenomenon, it is a project founded by Smith Magazine that asks readers to tell their life story in just six words. The concept was inspired by the legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a novel in six words. He came up with a heart-wrenching “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Containing illustrated six-word memoirs of students from grade school to graduate school, the latest book offers an insightful glimpse into the hearts and minds of young Americans. They tell tales that are innocent ("This school is oh so cool."), romantic ("Spending my day thinking about you."), funny (“Wasn’t born a redhead - fixed that.”), painful (“Said he loved me, he lied.”), profound ("One day it will all end.") and moving (“I’m a Muslim, not a terrorist.”).
Taking a cue from the book, I thought I'd give a shot at encompassing my journey in 2012... in six words each. Here goes:
"T'was one helluva roller coaster ride."
"Conquered more challenges than ever before."
"Steve Jobs' biography kept me inspired."
"Team C2 made me proud... again."
"Travelled less. Read more. Continued blogging."
"Enjoyed playing cricket with my son."
'"Thankful for the people around me."
"I'M RARING TO TAKE ON 2013."
So what was your story in 2012? Can you say it in six words??? Go for it... :)