June 01, 2011

Stages of My Life in Six Words

Time for Writer's Workshop!

The prompt I chose: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words

Ever the rebel, I decided to write six words about several significant times in each decade of my life.

Not all that carefree, Mommie Dearest

Teen years:
Married at 18; what a dope

Housewife, mom of two, disinterested spouse

My friend became his - divorce imminent
Nomadic lifestyle, many moves cross country
Surprise baby, lousy second marriage - yikes!

Bipolar adventures and Asperger's with Boy
Daughters grown, just two of us
Grandchildren arrive, more fun than parenting!

Online dating continues, finally met Mister
Economic downturn results in chronic unemployment
Marriage nets stepkids and grandkids! Yippee!
Back to square one: Housewife again
Blogging keeps me sane...maybe not


  1. Great job! I love the twist you put on this prompt!

  2. Yea, I couldn't narrow it down to 6 words either so I went with the family recipe.

  3. Blogging keeps me sane - maybe not! HA that is great! I keep telling myself that is what is keeping me sane too!

  4. You are a rebel! Love all your six-words.

  5. I did more than one for this prompt also.

    I married my first husband when I was 18. Not sure which one of us was the dope, me or him.

  6. Seems you've been through some things. Those 6 word memoirs are really some powerful things (or they can be). I'll have to read more of your blog to determine if you are, indeed, staying sane. ;)

  7. These become haiku-like when linked together. This six word memoir thing could be addictive. And I had enough addictions already.

  8. Love how you are SO rebellious! Love your REader's Digest condensed version of your life! Stopping by from mama kat's.

  9. I agree with the haiku comment--nearly poetic. A very interesting and creative way to sum up what sounds like a roller-coaster life.


  10. Sounds like you've had quite a life so far too!
    I really enjoyed this post... love the spin you put on it.

    **stopping by from Mama Kat's :)

  11. What a great idea! This is an awesome way to show the tapestry of your life! Do you write flash fiction, because you'd be great at it.

  12. thank you for sharing these pieces of your life with us via this prompt.. what a great response!

  13. I like how you did this prompt. It took me forever to pick six words.

  14. Great job! I love the rebellious thing you did. And the last line, I have to ask myself, too. Does blogging keep me sane or make me dysfunctional? ;)

  15. Amazing how effective this format can be for telling a story, isn't it? You've had quite a journey in your life, that is for sure.

  16. Very good job. And I totally agree on the grandkids being tons more fun.

  17. Very creative - I feel like I know you so well after this!!

  18. You are so stinking creative! Love that you did it though all life stages!


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