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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Six Word Memoirs

Traveled the world. Motherhood best adventure.

Me, stress? It's my middle name.

Increasing patience level is extremely difficult.

Life. One mess after another. Literally.

It doesn't get better than this.


Anxiously anticipating this time next year.

Constant state of missing someone dear.

Another day, another carton of milk.

Thinking of the end and smiling.

Thank you for loving me, Todd.

I'm still a work in progress.


This post was written for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, Prompt 1.) Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words. Of course I couldn't just have one...

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29 Comments:

Blogger hilljean said...

I love the one about milk! Too true! haha--oh and your first one is awesome!

stopping by from Mama Kat's

June 1, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

These are great! It makes me regret not trying this prompt!

June 2, 2011 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Simone @Greatfun4kids said...

Hey Tonya...
GREAT post :)
You, like me, seem to be the type who id daunted by having to limit yourself to six words.
I completely avoided the task - YOU however... YOU made it your own and nailed it :)

Love how you used a bunch of six-word lines to tell the story succintly, yet kept to the structure.
Also did you realise... your post signature?
"The Best is yet to Come."

There's a profound memoir for ya.

Glad you have the name/URL option - there's a bunch of blogs I've visted where I can't comment because of Blogger still malfunction on the sign in. So YAY! Love it.
x

June 2, 2011 at 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Heidi Smith Luedtke -- LeadingMama said...

Fun post! The best is yet to be is a wonderful approach to life, I think. Always anticipating.

June 2, 2011 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Dumb Mom said...

I like the on about life and messes. That's me too.

June 2, 2011 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

So Fun! Love the six word phrase collage!

June 2, 2011 at 4:51 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Brilliant ;)

June 2, 2011 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Thanks for making me smile today!

June 2, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

All excellent, Tonya! Good job, you. (six words!)

June 2, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I wrote 3 or 4 of them too...then tried to pick. What a fun prompt, huh?

June 2, 2011 at 6:48 AM  
OpenID lindsayfield said...

Increasing patience level is extremely difficult.

Life. One mess after another. Literally.

oh my - these struck a very personal cord with me LOL - great job!!
**visiting from Mama Kat's :)

June 2, 2011 at 7:07 AM  
Anonymous tracy@sellabitmum said...

I am shocked daily that we need more milk AGAIN!

June 2, 2011 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

The milk one made me laugh because my friend Karl drinks that much himself!

June 2, 2011 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Love it

June 2, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Elena said...

These are awesome! Love that you did it in a collage format. I'm always a work in progress! ;)

June 2, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Cookie's Mom said...

Fantastic job with this prompt, Tonya! My favourite: "I'm a work in progress." I need to share some of these with my Twittery friends - tweeting this!

June 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Love "Life. One mess after another. Literally."

I just loved this prompt - and glad to see I'm not the only one who couldn't stop at just one!!

June 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger K said...

Great job! My favorite is the last work (work in progress)! I think I'll always be a work in progress.

June 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger SWEETMOCHA said...

These are all so creative. I like still a work in progress. stopping by from mamakat's.

June 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

well done, all of them!

June 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Cam @Bibs said...

yours were awesome! great post!

June 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger The Reason You Come said...

They're all lovely! This is the one I can relate to: "Constant state of missing someone dear."

June 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Shell said...

These were so good. I saw 6 word and thought HUH? LOL

June 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Jen Has A Pen said...

These are so good! I have one of these drafted, but my blogger is messed up (imagine that???) and I can't post the sucker. I really enjoyed "Thinking of the end and smiling." "Anxiously awaiting this time next year." "Thank you for loving me, Todd." It's amazing the impact you can have with just six words.

June 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love these but got choked up at a few (of course). Perfect post Tonya.

June 2, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I can't believe you came up with more than 1 for this prompt. I couldn't even get one. My favorite was the one about life is one mess after another. So true.

June 2, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Tayarra said...

I love how you used more than 1. It was hard enough for me to come up with just 1. "Thank you for loving me, Todd" My favorite!

June 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger The Little Hen House said...

I read a bunch of these this week and yours was my fave. :)

June 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

You cheated! That's definitely more than 6 words! Haha! Great sentances though- they all fit you to a T! : ) XOXO

June 4, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

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