When a parent passes away, adult children are left with an extensive to-do list to close out the estate. It’s a difficult time—a blend of grieving, paperwork, phone calls, taxes and other chores. But there is one thing a person can leave behind to lift the spirits of those left behind—a book of life stories and memories in the form of a personal memoir.
Writing a personal memoir is a rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity to step back into the past and remember the good, the not-so-good and everything in between. You can re-experience your childhood, your memories of parents and grandparents, lessons learned, favorite moments of each child and so much more. Yet it’s the “so much more” that often keeps people from getting started in the first place. It’s not uncommon to find yourself questioning how you will ever finish—and so you never get started. Sound familiar?