My friend and co-author, Jessica, wrote this post on her blog back in 2011.
I just came across it today.
It made me think, if I could sum up my life/my motto in six words, what would I write?
“We all make choices in life.”
I’ve made good choices in my life.
I’ve made bad choices in my life.
I am very aware, however, that they are all my choices and no one is responsible for my actions except for me.
It would be so easy to blame other people for poor choices I may have made along the way, as I see so many other people doing, but if I don’t take that responsibility myself, what do I learn?
“We all make choices in life” is what I tell my children and my students try to blame bad decisions on someone else.
As my life continues to unfold and I look back, I can see that I have, fortunately, made more good choices than bad, but again, I can’t help but wonder if it’s because I have always held myself accountable for those choices.
I don’t let myself off the hook, and so it forces me to think a little more before I act.
So, when I look back and see the good and the bad, “We all make choices in life” is what resonates in my head.
What would your six word memoir be?