Writing your story
In the beginning man learned speech and spoke stories of his hunts and adventures. Family stories were shared around the fire. Then writing developed and early man used symbols recorded on cave dwellings, stones, and mud. As civilization continued, man chiseled in various alphabetic forms—hieroglyphics, symbols, and squiggles. Scribes recorded life on papyrus, rice paper and other media. Today we communicate on paper, electronically, digitally, on recordings, iPhone, UTube, iPads, radio, television and film. There is no reason we cannot record our history.
If recording your individual history is important to you, then how can you record your stories?
1. The easiest way and earliest learned is to talk your stories. Speak verbally with your family and friends. Let them know more about you and listen to them talk about their stories. Become a storyteller.
2. Share your story on paper using pen, pencil, or crayon in a diary, journal, or letter.
3. Most schools, offices, and homes have access to computers. Share your stories using the computer and the Internet. Research your family, location, occupations, and history, then share that within your family or personal story.
4. Be careful with what you share on Facebook, your iPhone, or iPad, but use those resources wisely.
S. Share your story on film, UTube, on audio tape, and video tape.
With so many resources at our disposal, there is no reason our life’s stories cannot be recorded.
How do we find the time and where do we begin and who cares anyway?
My life is my own. I’m not important. I have nothing to share.
OH YES YOU DO
If everyone felt this way, we would have no history. We would not know what life was like before our birth. We could not learn from our mistakes.
Sit yourself down and begin today.