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Your Life Simplified In Six Words

Once upon a time, the Washington Post had a feature in its Sunday edition called Life As Haiku (they may still have it, but I can’t find it easily online). Each week, the WaPo published vignettes from the everyday life of two individuals. They’d typically be no longer than a couple of paragraphs, but contain some extremely fascinating slices of modern life.

Two paragraphs…not too tough. But Jodee Bock just raised the challenge by asking for a life story in six words. She was influenced by a new book called Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. The title pretty much says it all. So, here’s my stab at a six word memoir. We’ll title it Chris Bailey.Simplified:

Wandering journey for calling. Enjoying scenery.

I like the exercise and may return to this idea as I think about it more. There’s some magic in thinking simply about who I am at my core. So, what ya think? Think you can distill a bit of who you are down to six words?