Monday, January 20, 2014

The Book of Me, Written By You ... Beginnings (Prompt 1)

I am new to blogging and just recently learned about Julie Goucher's project, The Book of Me, Written By You.  I learned about the project on GeneaBloggers where they were announcing the writing prompt for week 21.  The project is 15 months, although you can complete it at your own pace and start at any point.  Obviously, I have some catching up to do.  

I decided to participate on the spot even though I know life is pretty busy these days.  I thought to myself when will life be less busy, and if I didn't start now I would only be procrastinating until a later date.  I have reviewed each weekly prompt and some will be much easier to write about than others.

Prompt 1:  The prompt for week 1 is a recognized psychology test.  Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?”  Each time you should give yourself a different answer, and if you can easily go beyond 20 then that is fine too.           

Storyline:  I have never had a hard time making it to the finish line, but those starter blocks have always made me anxious.

So here I go with Prompt 1, "Who are you?"

1.  I am a child of God
2.  uniquely me
3.  feminine = mother, daughter, sister, nana, aunt
4.  spiritual
5.  great friend
6.  passionate
7.  creative
8.  artist
9.  worldly
10. smart
11. wise
12. storyteller
13. family historian
14. funny
15. resilient
16. counselor
17. foodie
18. writer
19. extrovert
20. friendly
21. tenacious
22. breast cancer survivor

The first five responses are ordered, but the last 17 are random and could fall anywhere on the list.


  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers from one breast cancer survivor to another. I've never found the time (yet) to write "The Book of Me." Thanks for sharing this beginning example. Great start!

  2. Hi Kathy, Thank you. I appreciate that as a very new member of the blogging world. Stay well!