Six Word Memoirs

Six Word Memoirs

Can you tell your memoir in 6 words? Smith Magazine created the concept of 6 word memoirs and it really made me think. It’s not easy to define your life in only six words. I asked some friends and bloggers what they thought and here’s what they came up with. Funny, sad, inspiring, profound…

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Six Word Memoirs

“Life in six? Too much pressure! ;)” – Erin from Stay at Home Yogi

“Had a life. Now have kids.” – Kellie

“Painted canvas a thousand layers deep.” – Kimi

“Love hard, eat well, travel often.” – Jen of The Mom Reviews

“Family First. Live. Love. No Regrets.” – Nicki

“Life is what you make it.” – Pascale of She Wanders She Finds

“HIM! Bad brain. Happily ever after.” – Patty

“She didn’t want to learn English.” – Francesca of

“I shouldn’t of said that.” (Said in the voice of Hagrid) – Michael (I’m going to say it’s six words because of “shouldn’t” and I love Harry Potter. And this really does fit Michael!)

“Didn’t go as planned; that’s okay.” – Jen of Frugal Millennial

Penny of She Picks Up Pennies is a teacher and said she’s done this exercise with her students and one said, “I have a twin; I’m better.” Ha!

“It sucked but now it doesn’t.” – Shannon

“Drank coffee. Ate bacon. Read books.” – Jeff of Intentionally Wandering (His blog used to be called Coffee, Bacon & Books! All the important things in life.)

“I wish I would breathe more.” – Angela of Making That Cake

“Mean well, but am often wrong.” – Lizzie of Fluffy Little Idiot

“She was a genius in failing.” – Annie of Office Blog (She also adds, “Now before executing that train of thought, let me say that: how you look at that memoir will depend heavily on how my life ends.”)

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My Six Word Memoir

Mine? Some ideas…

So many books, so little time.

She wanted to change the world.

I guess it’s to be determined…

What’s yours? Comment below!

Six Word Memoirs

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  1. That’s so hard but what a great exercise!
    “Dream big things, do big things.” (the front portion of my “dream big things, do big things, make big impact” mantra but that’s 9 words ha!)

  2. When I saw your title I was thinking I don’t have a life memoir and then the minute I finished your post one popped into my head. Here it goes…
    Such is life; Now go live! I love this task and think I may use it with my students one day. Thanks for sharing at Small Victories Sunday.
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  3. Haha I identify with Kellie. These types of posts are so fun! Eli at Coach Daddy does this monthly on a rotating theme. I think his stems from Hemingway rather than the six words site, though.

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