One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.
Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!
This week’s prompt comes from Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer and they asked: “If you were to write your own autobiography, what would the title be?“
And my answer is: I’ve always kind of liked “The Wilderness Years.”
I heard it a long time ago, I’m not even sure where after all these years, but I know it’s also somewhat associated with Winston Churchill?? I think? Forgive my ignorance, I could have googled, but honestly for me its not about that.
I love the way “The Wilderness Years” sounds and it describes exactly how my journey has been for so long. It’s so easy in life to have a plan, decide what you want, and then to meet the world and have it uproot every plan and thought and feeling you ever had, because the world is not a planned or scheduled thing. That’s what happened to me as I grew up, and for a long time I’ve been in this place of learning how to be comfortable while being totally and completely lost in the wilderness. I’m refocusing on making myself a kind and competent travel companion instead of trying to follow a map I made (that, let’s be honest, would be riddled with mistakes anyway, I’m no cartographer). Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not great at sitting quietly in the wilderness yet and finding my way or anything, I’m still human. But what I love about the concept of “wilderness” is that…we’re all there together. No one on this earth knows more or less about how to navigate this world “correctly,” we all just have to do our best and find our own ways through whatever is wild around us.
I feel like if I don’t write a memoir now I’ll have wasted all this deep analysis, but haha we’ll see. Great question.
What would you name a memoir about yourself?? What would it be about??