Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What is Your Favorite Hobby?

Here's another question for your story:

What is your favorite hobby?

Over the course of a lifetime one can have many hobbies.  Your hobbies add a lot to your life.  Sometimes hobbies can be developed into something profitable, but always hobbies add enjoyment and fun to life.  Some people become very proficient in their hobby, while others just learn enough to enjoy doing it.  Some hobbies will be ongoing throughout life.  Others will be dabbled in for a day, a week, a month or a year and then not returned to.  
You can start writing about your hobbies by writing about your favorite hobby currently.  What do you like to spend time doing?  Take pictures of your hobby.  Include what you have learned from the hobby.  Write the instructions of how to do what you do for your hobby.  Give any tips and advice.  This may be very valuable to someone in the future.
If your hobby is cooking, you can take pictures of the foods you cook.  You can write down the recipes.  You can share any tips you've learned to make it easier to prepare.  You can share any mistakes you've made and how to avoid making them.  Some day one of your children or grandchildren may read your story and find the recipe for one of their favorite dishes from childhood.  They will be grateful you shared the recipe so they can recreate that memorable food.
You can write more about your hobbies.  Write about the ones that you spend hours doing.  Write about the ones you only did for a short while.  Write about the ones you didn't like and don't want to do again.  
Your hobbies will add a great deal to your story and will make it much more interesting and enjoyable to read.
One of my favorite hobbies right now is fractal art.  I enjoy creating fractal art on my computer.  Following is an example of a fractal art design I created.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love Story

Another question for your life story:

What is one of the love stories from your life?

Everyone has a love story in their life.  Sometimes the love story is sad or even tragic.  One of my uncles never married because his fiance died before they were married.  Sometimes it is unusual and has a different twist to it.  My parents almost didn't get together.  My dad teased my mom and she didn't like him, but a ride in a rumble seat started their romance.  Sometimes it is pretty much an ordinary love story.  Boy and girl meet.  Boy asks girl out.  They date many times, become great friends, fall in love, get married, raise a family and live many years together.  But most love stories have a lot of interesting details.  

Other love stories can be about the love of a parent for a child, the love of a child for a parent, the love of two friends, or the love of a pet cat or dog.  Your life is probably filled with several love stories.  Write down the stories about those you love and why you love them.  Your love story will add a great deal to your life story.