Your Story Is More Than the Events on Your Facebook Timeline

Here’s the story of my life, according to Facebook:

  • 1979- born
  • 1997- graduated high school
  • 2001- graduated college
  • 2003- got married
  • 2007- graduated seminary

All those events are true, but my story is much more than the facts on my timeline. The good stories include:

  • 1986- Realized I was the only one still wearing colored socks.
  • 1994- Decided if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Anna.
  • 2002- Drove from Bakersfield, California to Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Even those snippets don’t tell you the cheap oakleys whole story. Where was I when I realized I was the only one wearing colored socks? Why did I pick Anna? Who was on that cross-country road trip with me?

This week we’ll be talking about our stories: why they are so important, what they should include, what makes them good, and how to communicate them clearly. We’re all story tellers and our stories have power to influence others.

If your story includes more than just what’s on your Facebook timeline, join me this week! 

Comments

  1. I am really looking forward to this series, Sandra. I am in the process of a blog redesign and want to focus on telling my story better.

  2. YAY! I will be following along and learning for sure. And, as the mama of an Anna – we need to compare stories. 😉

    • Sandra says:

      My story includes a certain song on a certain album that came out that year! 🙂

  3. Peggy says:

    I am looking forward to these posts as well 🙂 Just *returned* to my keyboard today! Feeling a bit wobbly…

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