Last week I got to be a part of helping about 160 teenage girls in our church (and 40 youth leaders) get started on writing their life story. This took place at Girls Camp, which is an annual Summer tradition for the girls in our church, ages 12-18.
They decorated a cute & quick cover, including a current picture of themselves.
The rest of the time was spent starting to fill in the blanks in their life story. I encouraged them to finish most of the writing at home, on their own … when they weren’t around other people. I think minimal distractions = better writing.
I wanted to share this with you too, in case you want to do this with the youth in your area, or with your kids, or whoever you want. Remember: This is very specific to teenagers. And it can work for boys too. You can always just take the concept and create your own version.
And I know some of you still need to write your own life story. This condensed version of an autobiography is quite simple. A fully-detailed life story, complete with pictures would certainly be ideal. But let’s get real. Most of us haven’t made that a priority. So this is better than nothing. In fact, it’s great. If you were gone tomorrow, this would be absolutely treasured by those around you. I encourage you to print it & put it in a little binder & fill it out sometime soon. No one can tell your story better than you can.
That said, here’s the version for adults. In other words, those whose teenage years are behind them. : )
By the way, the binders are “half pint” binders, or in other words, they hold papers that are 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (which is half the standard size). If you can’t find them at your local office supply shop, look online. Just do a search for “5.5 x 8.5 binder”.