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I’m a huge fan of memoir. I enjoy reading stories about people’s lives.

And I love getting to know you, my blog readers. Every once in awhile we have a day here on the blog where you get to tell us about yourself.

So today, let’s do Six Word Memoirs. I’m game if you are. (My Six Word Memoir is the title of this post.)

Put your six word memoir in the comments.

Let’s get to know each other, six words at a time.

Have a good weekend!

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  • Michael Seese

    Kids in bed; life is good.

    • P. J. Casselman

      I have one in college and one in high school. I still feel that way.

      • Michael Seese

        How about: “Tuition bill. I NEED a bestseller!”

    • SJOlson

      She wrote. She ate. She laughed.

    • Kathy

      Laughter is my life line!

  • Becky Povich

    At fifty I found my passion.

    • P. J. Casselman

      Woohoo! <-48, so there's hope! :)

      • Lady Quixote

        My best years so far have been since I turned 50. Soon turning 60 — can’t wait!

  • Chris Norbury

    Tried, failed, tried, failed, still trying.

    • Natalie

      Love this.

    • Beth K. Vogt

      I may just have to say “ditto.”

    • Heather Sunseri

      this one needs a “like” button.

    • Meghan Carver


    • Tamara Fickas


  • Crecia

    Uncomfortable with hearty laughter?
    Too bad!

  • Cheryl Barker

    Happy heart enjoying the simple things.

  • Natalie

    Baby. Girl. Woman. Wife. Mother. Next?

    • Maureen

      This is perfect – simple, love it! Yes!

  • kendra!

    No prize for skinniest, least medicated.

  • Blair B. Burke

    I’m not sure what to say.

    • choann

      Neither am I but still here. :)

  • Deanna Gibbons

    So many dreams, not enough time.

    • Beth K. Vogt


  • Isaiah Campbell

    People age while I stay young.

    • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

      I SO relate to this!

  • ThatGuyKC

    Please pass the oreos and milk

  • KatieP

    Nothing like I’d planned; somehow better.

    • Beth K. Vogt

      So understand this — and I’m glad!

  • terri patrick

    Live the story. Love the journey.

    • P. J. Casselman

      Great words to remember

  • Beth K. Vogt

    Walked through the doors marked “Never.”

    • Sue Harrison

      Oh Beth, I love this one!

    • Jeanne

      Love it!

    • P. J. Casselman

      Woot woot woot you go Beth!

    • Heather Marsten

      Walked through a few never doors.

      • Beth K. Vogt

        Yay! I’ll be looking for you, Heather!

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      Love it, Beth!

    • Tamara Fickas

      Good one, Beth!

  • choann

    Everyday I’m learning a new way.

  • Larry James

    My purpose: Helping others help themselves!

  • Gabrielle Meyer

    Blessed everyday beyond my wildest dreams.

    • Maureen

      A rich response – beautiful!

    • P. J. Casselman

      Awesome praise and gratitude, Gabrielle!

    • Meghan Carver

      True here too!

  • J.M. Bray

    I’m learning more…and knowing less.

    • Joe Pote

      Love this! Learning always starts with recognizing what we don’t know.

  • Camille Eide

    Learned Most Stuff The Hard Way.

    • Jill Kemerer

      High five!

    • Beth K. Vogt

      … and brilliant because of it.
      😉 (Yeah, I added to your 6 words.)

  • S. Kim Henson

    Right where I’m supposed to be

    • Susie Davis

      Love it!

  • Andrea Nell

    Fictional characters live in my head

    • Ang

      This one made me smile. :)

  • Kim Kasch

    Running faster, as days get shorter 😀

  • Chance Scoggins
  • fiona

    Live freely, laugh often, seek good

  • fiona

    Living freely, laughing often, seeking good

    • J. M. Tompkins

      second that

  • Teresa

    Rooms available at hotel? Oh yes!

  • Becky Doughty

    I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!

    • Beth K. Vogt


    • P. J. Casselman

      By George, I think she’s ready.

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      This is the truth!! Says her crit partner…

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Andrew, you brought home a WHAT?

    • Jeanne

      LOL. Let me guess, your wife wrote this one for you. :)

      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

        I wrote it. She dictated.

        • Jeanne


    • P. J. Casselman

      Many animals are thrilled you care

      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

        We’re supposed to preach the Gospel to all creatures…and in truth I’ve seen more evidence of Christian behavior in dogs than I have in many people who profess to be Christian.

        I’ve seen them share food with a fellow canine who was sick, and a rogue Jack Russell helps an ancient Pit with balance problems, by walking alongside him to keep him steady.

        There are times I think I heard God, whispering in their ears, and it’s an honor to be able to help them live happy lives.

        • Lady Quixote

          Yes! Love this!

  • Zita Consani

    a rogue princess who sings God

  • Diana Trautwein

    Tilting at windmills is my specialty.

    • Lady Quixote

      “Tilting at windmills. Somebody has to.”

      ~that’s my line, too!

  • Neil Ansell

    I always leap before I look.

    • Dabney Hedegard

      Now that’s a book I’d read.


      • Neil Ansell

        You can! My first memoir is in the shops, and my second is due out in the spring. 😉

  • Katie Hart

    I’ve lived 1000 lives through stories!

  • Dabney Hedegard

    Chasing words through my forgetful brain.

    • Beth K. Vogt

      I completely understand this one!

  • Shannon Young

    Did something hard. Did it well.

  • Beth Cole

    Standing under the waterfall of grace.

    • Johnnie

      This one touched into my spirit.

    • Jeanne

      Love this one. It’s similar to what I’m pondering for mine. :)

    • Terri Weldon

      Awesome answer. Terri

    • Janice S.

      That’s beautiful!

  • P. J. Casselman

    My grandfather died tonight. I’m sad.

    • Joe Pote

      Oh, PJ! I’m so sorry. I’m sad for you, my friend!

      • P. J. Casselman

        Thanks Joe

    • Jeanne

      I’m sorry, Jim.

      • P. J. Casselman

        Thank you, Jeanne

    • Terri Weldon

      My heart goes out to you.

      • P. J. Casselman

        Thanks Terri

    • Beth K. Vogt

      Oh, PJ, I am so, so sorry. Sending you a hug wrapped in a prayer.

      • P. J. Casselman

        Thank you, Beth.

    • P. J. Casselman

      Rachelle, I’d just received the news when I wrote that. Now I feel inappropriate for posting it here. I guess I forget this is a business blog sometimes and treat it like an online hangout. For that, I apologize.

      • Becky Doughty

        No apologies. Family prays for family.

        • P. J. Casselman

          Thanks for the reminder, Becky. :)

    • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

      I am so sorry, Jim. Barb and I have you in our prayers.

    • Heather Marsten

      praying peace that passes all understanding

    • Tamara Fickas

      So sorry. Hold the good memories close.

  • Marina Sofia

    Freedom of words. Explore, connect, discover.

  • Ilima

    Luckier than I deserve to be.

  • http:/ Jon

    Only six words? That’s not enough.

  • LarryTheDeuce

    Diet Moutain Dew. Oh so good.

  • Jill W

    Happiness is fleeting ~ Joy is eternal.

  • Jenn N

    Crazy nomadic mama living her dream.

  • Debra Chapoton

    Learning through mistakes – mine and yours.

  • carol brill

    Suit by day-beachbum at heart

  • Jay

    Serve the Lord? Working on it.

  • Dorothy Stewart

    Living, learning, writing, sharing, loving it!

  • Diana

    Two dogs, two cats, two kids.

  • Roxanne Sherwood Gray

    Wife. Homeschooling-mom. Widow. Wife. Writer. Believer!

    • Beth K. Vogt

      Love this one — and I’ve watched it up close.

  • Joe Pote

    Peaceful life in a chaotic world.

    • P. J. Casselman

      And it shines through you, Joe!

  • kiffy

    turned all my tests….. to testimonies

  • Darlene L Turner

    Dream, believe, fly. Go for it!

  • Kathleen Heady

    Tired of routine? Make a change.

  • Ken Bible

    Passionate Bible student and hymn writer.

  • Lisa

    I always feel vulnerable. God restores.

  • Stacey Thureen

    Please pass the cream and sugar.

  • Dina Santorelli

    Always have hope. Never give up.

  • Kathryn Elliott

    Live for today, pray for tomorrow.

    • Kate Kopp

      Love this… and will remember it always. Thank you!

      • Kathryn Elliott


  • Martha Reynolds

    Big, jokey girl hiding deep sadness.
    (with a nod to the fabulous Anna Quindlen)

  • Maurice Overholt

    Discovering God Discovering Me Discovering Life

  • Mardi Link

    Newspaper reporter; University press author; Knopf!

  • CM Keller

    Tired mom turns stress into stories.

  • James Montgomery Jackson

    suckled, toddled, schooled, produced, giving back.

  • CG Blake

    Every day I write the book. (title of an Elvis Costello song)

  • Wendy Paine Miller

    Love this.

    This is what I’m going with today…

    Frenetically faithful, wandering but not lost.

    ~ Wendy

  • Sue Harrison

    So many books to write. Hooray!

  • Janice Stringer

    Well traveled, mind, body and soul

  • Heather Sunseri

    Finding joy in the small things.

  • Ann Bracken

    Living my happily ever after today.

  • Cathy West

    If I’m Crazy, What Are You?

    • Beth K. Vogt

      This is so you, Cathy.
      Love it.

      • Cathy West

        Haha. I think I will take that as a compliment. :)
        My other one is, Life Doesn’t Make You Crazy, People Do, but that’s not 6 words!

        • Beth K. Vogt

          It is a compliment. I love your sense of humor.

  • Carol Hatcher

    Sheep to the right. Goats – well…

    • Heather Marsten

      LOL, love it :)

  • Jennifer Fonseca

    Making Truth truer than my lies.

  • Johnnie

    Ordinary gal loving God’s extraordinary world.

  • Mieke Zamora-Mackay

    Writer, mom, wife, instigator, learner, idea-generator.

  • Jill Kemerer

    Big mouth, big laugh, big heart. (big butt…no! Sorry. :)

  • Jible

    Definitely no such thing!! Unless you get the shakes that is!

  • Cherie Burbach

    Encouraging more poetry in this world.

  • Rebekkah N

    Riding dragons; be back for tea.

    • J. M. Tompkins

      Ha, awesome!

    • CM Keller

      Love it! Do you have an extra dragon you can send my way?

      • Rebekkah N.

        I’ll send you one! ;D Just guard your donuts; it’s a well-known fact that dragons are terrible doughnut thieves.

  • Krista Phillips

    A little weird but that’s okay.

  • Jeanne

    Grace gifted, pouring grace out.

    • Beth K. Vogt


  • Daniel F. Case

    Living above Dad’s expectations (and demons).

    • Beth K. Vogt

      Now there’s a story there …

      • Daniel F. Case

        You Betcha!


  • Terri Weldon

    Love God. Love family. Love Westies.

  • Ellen Parker

    Walk. Think. Write.
    Rinse and Repeat.

  • Susi Robinson Rutz

    modern contemplative–pondering, considering, reflecting, musing

  • Sarah Thomas

    Chocolate makes just about everything better.

  • Heather Marsten

    Survived incest, totally healed by God

  • Ang

    Life’s journey: faith, sweat and tears

  • J. M. Tompkins

    Maybe I’m quirky, but I’m happy.

  • Marla Taviano

    Life re-routed, choosing joy. What’s next??

    • Abbigail

      This can describe so many seasons of life! Love it!

  • Cathy Mealey

    Keep moving. Nothig to see here.

  • Carol Wong

    Old, poor, retired but very happy!

  • R.A.Savary

    I’m not that important. Are you?

    • Jeanne

      I like this. Great reminder.

  • Lori

    It was a dark and stormy…

  • B. R. Corder

    Deep! Few words–so much said.

  • Robin Patchen

    Slave of Christ, chauffeur of kids.

  • Jody

    Crazy sister from New York!
    ( My Midwest family calls me that!)

  • Rachel Joy

    So many paths, so little time!

  • Trina Schilling

    Three Time Breast Cancer Warrior, Thriving.

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      I hope you’re writing a book, too, Trina! I know many women who’d be blessed to read it!

      • Trina Schilling

        Indeed writing a book, I began writing my memoir for my 16 year old son while undergoing chemo. Check out my blog where I post excerpts; Thanks for your support. xoxo

  • Nancy Petralia

    Almost caught up. Now a hurricane!

  • Brian Kahler

    Too soon oldt – too late shmart

  • Kate Kopp

    Family, chocolate beach: all is good.

    • Lady Quixote

      Wow, a chocolate beach!LOL Chocolate’s my favorite antidepressant, and one of the reasons I believe in God.

  • Chrissy

    Fruit of the spirit, and corn.

  • Julie C

    My muse won’t let me sleep.

  • Carrie Crain

    Cooking is two towns in China

  • Shannon Schuren

    Creating children, crafting chapters,
    craving cheesecake.

  • http://Twiiter@samhager Sam

    Jersey, then Vegas, teacher, writer, happy.

  • Matthew Kreider

    I collide(d) with truck and grace.

  • Ray Pace

    Chicago, Key West, San Francisco, Honolulu!

  • Cyn Rogalski

    Classic with a bit of patina.

  • Cheryl Koevoet

    Day by day discovering God’s will.

    • Meghan Carver


  • Pippa

    Over him, loving life, no anxiety.

  • joylene

    Slow Down, breathe deep, stay focused.

  • Linda L Christianson

    Polio Survivor; Living Life to Fullest!

  • Darlene

    Said I’m a late bloomer. So?

  • David Clark

    Tougher, yet more diplomatic than most.

  • Sideshowdoug

    This should be worth a mil.

  • Stephen Swartz

    Forgotten shadow suddenly remembers mirrors lie.

  • Karen Maag

    Abused by chance, survivor by choice!

    • Lady Quixote

      Wow. Love it. I relate.

  • Janice S.

    Recovering perfectionist leaning heavily on grace.

    • Abbigail

      I can identify with this one.

  • Deborah

    Loyal lover, involved mother; compassionate friend.

  • Keli Gwyn

    Confessions of a hopelessly sentimental romantic.

    • Jaime Wright


    • Beth K. Vogt

      And you do it so, so well!

  • Sarah (@reravelling)

    writing pieces together my broken heart

  • Christi Corbett

    Nothing worth having ever comes easy.

  • Jerry Eckert

    Thre fingers bourbon, on the rocks.

  • Lisa Godrees

    Today is my second 21st birthday.

    • Beth K. Vogt

      Happy second 21st!

  • Jerry Eckert

    Working together, we changed their world.

  • Sandi Brower

    spontaneous short student sparkling
    on sphere.

  • Addy Rae

    Bad, worse, worst, survived, now good.

  • Heather

    create people items small, medium, large.

  • Jaime Wright

    Found coffee, found love, that simple.

    Sorry, not trying to plagiarize your’s Rachelle, it was just so similar to what I would have put anyway :) LOL

  • Ruth Taylor

    Pregnancy: a good excuse for naps

    • Meghan Carver


  • Anabelle

    Changes her mind all the time

  • Van Vasko

    It is what it is, always.

  • Denise

    Getting My Life Back. Grateful. Hopeful.

    • Lady Quixote

      Love this.

  • Shelley Paden

    Quit Doubting Starting to Dream Again!

  • Mary Miller

    Laughter and the happy ever after!

  • Kristin Nador

    Broken pieces glued together by Love.

    • Lady Quixote

      Oh I relate!!!

  • http://www karen lee hallam

    Give and let live & press-on.

  • M. G. King

    Comma, comma, comma, period. Exclamation! Ellipsis. . . .

    • Abbigail


  • atothewr

    A father, husband, writer, and runner.

  • christine cook

    What you resists, persists. Go vegan.

  • Patrick E. Craig

    Born, bands, bad, born again, books.

  • Abbigail

    Unfolding slowly, a small life well-lived.

  • Elissa

    Still trying to figure this out…

  • Janet Bettag

    Why be normal? Amazing is better.

    • Meghan Carver

      Yes. Normal is boring.

    • Lori


  • Jennine G.

    Mother, teacher, student – too many jobs!

  • Meghan Carver

    Homeschooling six children. Need more chocolate.

    • Martha Bechtel

      O_O That’s a lot of chocolate!

  • Annie

    God rescued me – shipmates as well.

  • Mom_of_ten

    Yes I know what causes that.

    • Janet Bettag

      **giggling** I love this one. ; )

    • Noelle MacLeod

      hee hee…

    • Beth K. Vogt

      You are obviously the right woman for the job.

    • Meghan Carver

      I have six and get that too!

  • Gdub

    They called me raffish; I complied.

  • Janet Bettag

    We’re out of coffee? Oh, no!

  • naureen

    He with her. ‘Her’ wasn’t me.

    • Beth K. Vogt

      Oh no.

  • Noelle MacLeod

    Nine months until my new life.

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      Curious about this one!

      • Noelle MacLeod

        It’s not what you are thinking!

        • Heather Day Gilbert

          I don’t know what I’m thinking…you’re going into hiding with Witness Protection? You’re getting married? You’re having a transplant?? Still stymied!

  • Raejean

    Time for a change. Doing what?

  • Kristin Laughtin

    Things worked out unexpectedly. Squirmed, adjusted.

  • Dolores Wilson

    I blame it on the paste.

    • Beth Browne

      Love this!!

  • Martha Bechtel

    Teaspoons move mountains– so does dynamite.

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      Love this motto!

  • Philip Heckman

    Curmudgeon? What a load of crap!

    • Lady Quixote


  • Adelle Gabrielson

    Living the life I never planned.

    • Beth Browne

      I’d like to steal this. It’s great!!

  • Paula Beavan

    Love. Read. Write. Walk. Cook. Eat.

  • Lesley

    Introvert who appears as an extrovert.

  • Peter DeHaan

    I wield words to create art.

  • Storyteller SilverLoom

    I’m pressing on. God is faithful.

  • Jane Daly

    Nothing will ever be the same.

  • Julie Luek

    46 quit career, 48 now writing.

  • Cheryl Russell

    Reading. Writing. ‘Rythmatic-not so much.

  • Rebecca Vance

    Retirement? Second career, Living lifelong dream.

  • Celia Jolley

    Truth stranger than fiction historical addict.

  • Pamela Carey

    Writing Survival Guide with Elderly Parents

  • Crystal

    Bath, Coffee, Comforter, Book … Friday Night!

  • Traci VW

    Here there be dragons. Oh, cool.

  • Diane Rivers

    “I never did get it right.”

  • Mandi Lynn

    Teen author who’s editing like crazy!

    • Lady Quixote


  • Tyrean

    Kids at a party. Husband home. :-)

  • Cathy Stevens

    Unexpected kid illness but happy nonetheless

  • Laurie

    I feel at home nowhere, everywhere.

  • Natalie Sharpston

    When evil is ignored, it flourishes.

    • Heather Day Gilbert

      Ain’t that the truth?!!

  • Amy Young

    Grace + Truth = Messy, that’s OK!

  • Rebecca Bradley

    More hours and more energy please.

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  • audy walker

    Sublime joy, writing, like deep wounds.

  • Heather Day Gilbert

    Cloud-dancing dreamer, feet in clay.

  • Bethany Jett

    Stand up. Stretch. Sit back down.

  • Otin

    I write. I work. I’m broke. :)

  • Judith E.

    Aging me; happier, smarter, wiser me.

  • Beth Browne

    A love affair with the sea.

  • Exploding Mary

    Jerk of all trades; mastered one.

  • Crystal Laine Miller

    Wipe the blood off and continue.

  • Shamus Williams

    So many stories, so little time.

  • Kevin Bemel

    Same room someone. Silence. True friend.

  • Ellen M. Gregg

    Living a boundless life this time.

  • Christopher Norris

    Some pitches soar, others belly flop.

  • Tamara Fickas

    Called by name. Enjoying the journey.

  • Lorraine Hopping

    Serious fun is not an oxymoron.

  • http://Klockreations Tim Klock

    Will I EVER be an author?

  • James L. Rubart


  • Catherine Hudson

    Why God? How? Wha-la! There’s a story
    (oops, 8)

  • Le’sleigh

    I am not the oldest, anymore!
    Respectfully submitted.

  • Meredith Towbin

    I live in query letter hell.

  • Brian Henwood

    Full of ideas, but loathe marketing.

  • Shawn Smucker

    When adventure calls, answer the phone.

  • James Rogers

    Chased by dark to the light.

  • Noelle MacLeod

    LOL! I figured everyone would see “9 months” and assume BABY!

  • Stephen Pate

    Searching for a rhythm of wonder.

  • Hännah

    Seeing them free makes it worthwhile.

  • Loren Due

    A man who overcame a kids worst nightmare!

  • Gary

    Laugh sing work play love hurt

    • Lady Quixote


  • Karrlin Bain

    Rainbows are Magic and Unicorns Exist!

    • Suzanne McRae

      So true Karrlin.

  • Jennifer Major @Jjumping

    “I have your back”, says Jennifer

  • June Maddox

    Write it down, please.

  • Cindy Hansberry

    What does this experience make possible?

  • Suzanne McRae

    Life lessons and student for life.

    • Karrlin Bain

      Right there with you! ; )

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    Lost-Found, Broken-Healing, Lonely-Loved.


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