What causes you to stand up and pay attention?

 Life presents many opportunities for us to stand up and pay attention. 

When we write our life stories what are those stories that come to the forefront of your mind that you need to tell.

This week in my workshops we discussed many different aspects of the memoir process.  In one of my classes we discussed the choices we have had to make throughout our lifetime.   Some of the choices we have made have been life changing.  We also discussed the challenges that present themselves to us.  When we are faced with challenges do we stand up and pay attention or do we shrink down and crawl under the proverbial covers?

In another of my workshops we discussed firsts.  The first kiss we had, our the first car we learned to drive, or maybe even our first divorce!  Many times it is those firsts in our lives that cause us to stand up and pay attention.

As you write your life story think back to those times in your life where you paid attention, what was the cause and what did you learn from it?

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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