It kind of tracks with my line of work but I enjoy reading obituaries. I love a long eulogy about someones early life and the bumpy and twisty road that life takes them on in order to achieve their accomplishments and accolades. But I am always sleuthing for clues that they were a kind person. How did they treat others? Did others enjoy being around them? Did they contribute something to make the world a little better to live in? To me this has always been the biggest life accomplishment to strive for.
Lest you think I am some type of pious kindness steward, I also love reading about about salacious relationship details that make the person seem human and flawed and relatable. And I am easily impressed by fancy educational degrees and high status employment. When I record a life story, I want to know about the details of your life. I also want to help you reflect on your life—mistakes made, wisdom gained, and who and what is most important to you. I want to give you a chance to do it now, in your own voice, and not just in print that you won’t be around to read. Do something kind for yourself and for those that love you—record and reflect on your life now. I promise it will breath a little life into you if you do.
Thank you kindly,