Write a Memoir and Include Your Reflections

  1. What individuals have had a significant impact on your life? (for example, authors, bosses, friends, politicians, spiritual leaders) When and how have they influenced you?

  2. What advantages have you experienced about being married/single? What disadvantages?

  3. If you could change your current circumstances, what would you do and why?

  4. If you could change your past, would you? Why? How?

  5. What is your philosophy of life? If you could change the world, what would you do?

  6. How do you feel about your life’s accomplishments? What accomplishments are you most proud of?

  7. What do you feel most grateful for?

  8. How would you like to be remembered?

  9. Would you consider yourself a luminary? (A “notable” person; someone who is a source of light; or a “shining” example of someone who has others develop their capabilities as fully as possible.)

  10. Who was the most important person in your life? Tell about him or her.

  11. Who is the person who has been kindest to you in your life?

  12. Can you remember a time when you felt alone?

  13. What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

  14. Are there any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along?

  15. What are you proudest of in your life?

  16. What is your happiest memory?

  17. How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?

  18. How would you like to be remembered?

  19. Do you have any regrets?

  20. What does your future hold?

  21. Why do you think you are still here (alive)?

  22. What or who is your source of inspiration?

  23. What or who is it that gets you up and going every morning?

  24. If you were to die suddenly this evening, what would you most regret having not told someone?

  25. Is there anything that you’ve never told but want to tell now?