Do you remember stories you would like to write keeping your memory alive by teaching, entertaining, or expressing your values and goals for future generations?
I remember—I was 10 years old. It was a Saturday that my dad decided, out of the blue, to take me on a day trip with him to visit his friend’s parents in Rockport, Indiana. I lived with Grandma and Grandpa and Dad never shared his free time with me, but I was grateful and didn’t question this gift. We were gone all day, and I enjoyed so much my time with Dad only to have my world crushed when I got back home. That is when I found out he was leaving again, (later I decided he knew the plan all along and didn’t want to face me.)
In a panic, I ran in the house yelling, “Taffy is gone! Where could he be?” Grandma appeared and calmly walked into the kitchen and to the cabinet where she kept her change purse. She pulled out a dollar bill, handed it to me and told me a man walking by the house saw Taffy and knocked on the door asking if he could buy him. I later discovered Grandma had given Taffy away. The dollar was to appease me—replace my dog—mend my broken heart.
What I lost that day was far more damaging than the loss of a dog. I lost trust and respect in the very people who demanded it from me.
What I learned that day was to never let my own children down so they would feel the hurt I felt, and for them to know of all the people in the world they would ever meet in their lifetime, I would always be the one they could trust and respect.
Hello, my name is Robin Waldron.
As a certified professional life story instructor and Memoir Network Affiliate with 19 years of experience in teaching life writing, editing, and coaching I can help you tell your story in your words.
If your goal is to write a book, I can help you accomplish that. If you have already written a book manuscript and don’t know where to go next, I can help you with editing. If you are not interested in a project as big as writing a book but still want to leave your legacy behind, I can show you an alternative.
I live in and serve the Indianapolis, Indiana southern border area including Marion, Hendricks, Johnson, and Shelby counties.
Putting my life writing skills to work for you will:
- Teach you how to write your life story
- Edit your final manuscript
- Assist you to publication
- Offer memoir alternatives to get your story told
Let’s talk. Contact me. Together we can produce a plan to attain your goal.