Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Six Word Memoir meme...

Stewgad tagged me for a meme and it's a tough one; sum up your life with a six-word memoir.

I've seen some pretty good ones so far:
  • I think it's on my list. - Academama
  • I haven't finished my dissertation; so? - M
  • Yes, I'm still a student. Deal. - Flossie
  • Doctor, not the kind that helps. - AliceAcademic
  • Don't forget: you are not alone. - ScienceGirl
Anyway, the rules are:

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play

I spent much of my life trying to find the easy way out; doing things that I knew I wouldn't fail at, expecting nothing from myself and everything from other people. I spent five years (out of 25...that's 20%!!!) either drunk or high or both, thinking that if I could just find the next right thing, I'd be happy. Everything was about being happy with minimal effort. And then I cleaned up and dried out and started to understand that in order to have the things I've always wanted, I was going to have to work hard. And that's where I am today...trying to make something good out of something unhealthy. So here it is:

"I'm trying. Better late than never."

I tag...

Julia
Brian
Zach
StyleyGeek
Rebecca

4 comments:

Zach said...

Crap. This is gonna be a toughie.

Laelaps said...

Six words? That's waaaaay too many. This is going to have to take some thought (I was just going to say "Oh crap" at leave it at that).

Amanda said...

Yeah, it was tough...I had a hard time with it...came up with quite a few, actually:

"Maybe this will make me happy."

"Dinosaurs? Not just for third graders."

"Maybe it will work this time."

Brian: you could just say "Oh crap...crap crap crap crap."

ReBecca said...

Oh boy! I'll get this one soon. Possibly tomorrow.