Where To Start

One thing we frequently hear from people about telling their story is “where do I start? I have got so many things I can tell and I have no idea which one to pick”. This is absolutely normal and we acknowledge that, in fact, telling our own personal stories can be a challenging task; however, it is also one of the most rewarding and clarifying things we can do for ourselves, and for others – particularly those who are in vulnerable situations.

You will find below, a suggestion of 30 reflective questions which could assist you in getting your story started. Feel free to go through all the questions and see which one resonates with you more. These reflective questions have no right or wrong answers and sometimes asking yourself the right questions is the answer.

 

  1. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  2. Who are the 3 most important people in your life? Why?
  3. What is your greatest fear?
  4. What are the 3 things in your life that you would like to change?
  5. Which are the most memorable moments from your past?
  6. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  7. When was the last time you were proud of yourself?
  8. What’s your deepest secret?
  9. What makes you keep motivated and carry on?
  10. What will you never forget?
  11. When was the last time you did something spontaneously?
  12. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  13. When was the last time you cried?
  14. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  15. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be and why?
  16. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  17. Which were the most emotional moments of your life?
  18. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  19. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  20. What are you most grateful for ? Please tell us more.
  21. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  22. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  23. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  24. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? Why?
  25. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  26. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  27. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Why?
  28. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  29. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the year but is easy now?
  30. What is something you did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?

All of the questions above are just suggestions and we all have so many things we could talk about in many different ways. Please feel free to share whatever story you want with us and we promise to read it with an open heart and a non-judgmental attitude.