|ADULT SOS Challenge A-2 Write Your Life's History|
We have divided the life span into five categories:
In each category, include:
Take one of these five categories for a week and write about that category. If you finish one category before the end of the week, start on the next category. Some may take more than a week to complete. The bring together what you have gathered, combine and putting the finishing touches to your life’s story.
Research could include interviewing your parents, your siblings, other family members, and even friends for information from their perspectives on the events of your life. We promise that they will remember things you don’t, or that you haven’t considered. You may wish to take notes in draft form, on paper or on computer, on which you can draw to write your story.
Locate newspaper accounts (optional):
Each week spend some time collecting, organizing, and selecting pictures to be included to illustrate the periods of your life. Be selective; less is probably better than more.
We have divided the life span into five categories to assist you in collecting your thoughts and compiling information, but your finished product and narrative do not have to flow in the same order. You can arrange your story in any way you choose.
Your finished life’s story can also take a variety of forms:
Whatever you choose is entirely up to you, but the challenge is to complete your life’s story before the ward social. Once you have completed it, you should continue to keep a journal or in some way continue to document the events of your life so you can update your story periodically.
Consider sharing your story with family at a special occasion such as a family reunion, a birthday, or Christmas. This may give you added incentive and help you decide the final form of your story. Remember to keep a journal of your progress, your experiences, and your feelings about completing this challenge.
At the ward summer social, bring your journal and a copy of your story for the concluding awards ceremony
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