Is it even possible to summarize our life story?

December 27, 2014

Let’s face it – our life is complicated. There are a myriad of successes, failures, lessons, and milestones that create the tangled web we call “our life story”. There are days when we struggle to make it through, and then there are those days we wish would never end.

However, the day will come when our life WILL end. And when it does, what will happen to our story? That web of memories and experiences we leave behind is forever known as our legacy. A legacy that will one day, begin to fade and disappear forever.

Giving your friends, your family, and even your future ancestors something to remember you by is why AmericasFootprints.com was created. It gives you the opportunity to create a summary of your life…and to build a “story” that will forever become a Footprint in America’s history.

But how can we weave through that web and determine what to share and what to leave out? How do we create a summary of our life and yet still keep readers engaged? Here are a few excellent resources we located that provide some tips and suggestions on how you can summarize your life story and craft your autobiography:

DOING IT YOURSELF DOESN’T MEAN DOING IT ALONE by Tom Gilbert

THE FIRST 3 STEPS TO WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY by Leigh Newman

THREE APPROACHES TO WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY by Steve Alcorn


About us: AmericasFootprints.com is dedicated to memorizing our life stories and giving everyone an opportunity to leave behind a legacy for the future. We provide you with a way to privately share the poignant moments in your life, so that one day America’s future will know more about the life we once lived. We invite you to learn more about how AmericasFootprints.com can help ensure your great, great, great grandkids will know your story.