In the past, I’ve written about making resolutions, setting goals, making plans, and setting your sights higher. Over the years, I’ve kept most of the resolutions, made many goals, changed many plans, and obtained sights I never expected. This New Year’s Day though, I’m feeling…reflective.
So many celebrity deaths that felt personal even though I may not have met the person; so much….change and not all for the better, got me to thinking about an old writing exercise. The exercise is to write your eulogy. Another exercise is to write you tombstone. I’ve always tried the second exercise. One year I wrote, ‘She lived, she laughed, she lasted.’ Another year I wrote, ‘She really tried.’
So for this week, I think I’ll try the ‘write your eulogy’ exercise. The idea behind the exercise is to
- write the eulogy
- review it
- find the gaps or think about what you wished it said
- change your life to fit it
What do you think? Are you interested in trying this with me?