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.