Updated: Jun 29, 2022
Most of our clients are in their 70s, 80s, or wiser, or as my golf-loving father would've described it, on the back 9 of their lives. From hearing all these stories, I can attest that there is immense value in reflecting and revisiting life from this vantage point. Most of your life is in the rear-virew mirror and the lessons have been learned. The stories are just begging to be told! Aging brings a certain wisdom and perspective that we just don't have in our youth or even midlife... yet. We're still too much in the mode of trying to figure it all out to make sense of it.
That all said, there still is value in taking stock of our lives, wherever you may be in that life. We've done projects for people in different stages: newlyweds, new parents, empty nesters, retirement. Books that celebrate closing out one phase to start another or celebrating different milestones. Pictured is a beautiful 40-something professional and mom of two who wanted to preserve her earlier years and experiences before they were too far back to reach with clarity. She has some perspective on it now that a few decades have softened some of the blow of adolescence, but she knows full well that her take on these anecdotes will continue to evolve.
There's just never a bad time for reflection and life story preserving! Whether you're looking to close one chapter of your life to better start a new one, or share lessons learned on those painful but also beautiful teenage years, your life stories are worth their weight in gold, especially for kids about to go through some of those same rides.
Are you a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s? Perhaps it's time to capture your earlier years: the fashion, the heartaches, the thrills of an analog life. Were you a latchkey kid and what does that even mean? How did you write a book report before the advent of the internet? Where were you on 9/11? How did you communicate without texting and emojis? These stories are also worth saving for a whole new generation of readers who can't imagine life without YouTube... perhaps some not even born yet! Skip the Friends rerun, you've already seen them all, and pen a story of your own instead. Let us know if we can help.