It’s amazing what you remember when you start to tell the story of your life. You know the saying: “Use it or lose it.” Memory is just like a muscle and the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.
Once you start, memories will start to surface. It’s a good idea to keep a notepad handy so you can jot them down.
Sometimes a timeline is a great help. Start with your birth date and move forward ten years at a time, jotting down what happened in each decade.
Don’t leave it until it’s too late. This is important if you are getting on or have an elderly relative and you want him or her to tell their life story. Leave it too long and you or they might not be able to remember much at all.
Now is the best time to get started.