Recently I sat down to write one 6-word memoir about change, which resulted in many 6-word memoirs. (Thanks to @JenLaffin for this #TeachWriteTober writing spark.) What follows is my writing trajectory for this writing challenge, which read like this: Write a 6-word memoir about change. The noun or the verb.
Full disclosure: Change and I have a very complicated relationship.
If you could take a peak at my notebook, you may notice that some of the 6-word memoirs about change that I attempted were more than 6 words long and others were less than 6 words. I left some 6-word memoirs dangling in the hopes that I could come up with something pithy and clever later. Most of the ones shared below reflect my difficulties coming to terms with change; those reveal my true feelings about change.
Change is not for the weak.
It takes courage to confront change.
Change is constant and always there.
I change my thinking through reflection.
My thinking changes when I reflect.
I change my actions every day.
Change and me – we are complicated.
Change and me: an unlikely couple.
Embrace change because it’s coming…NOW!
My relationship with change is evolving.
I don’t like change – that’s it.
Change and I don’t get along.
I don’t do well with change.
Be ready to change unproductive habits.
What is change, but life itself.
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge.