Writing your life story is a profound experience and one that brings lasting rewards. Consider these reasons to share your journey in book form:
To preserve your life story for future generations
To impart important lessons
To reflect on your life’s path and understand how you became the person you are today
To share ancestral information before it disappears
And, remarkably, your children and grandchildren also benefit when you tell your life story! According to a 2013 New York Times article, “The more children [know] about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem, and the more successfully they believed their families functioned.”
Indeed, writing your autobiography is a gift to your entire family.