“If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go? “Amy Purdy, Ted Talks
This is a tedcast about Amy who lost both her legs to a blood infection when she was in her early twenties. In spite of the tragic loss she went on to win multiple snowboarding championships across the world, based on her sheer passion and determination. It wasn’t easy and she failed miserably many times but she refused to give up. All along she believed that she was in control of her own life as if she was the author of a book that she was writing about her life.
I had the opportunity to view this tedcast recently, and I was quite delighted to see it, mainly because I often think of my life as a book too (quite literally). My life tales are recorded as these small, numerous blogs that provide inspiration to me to seek more out of life. There is nothing extraordinary about Yogs first words or Toynas school chores, if you look at them on a day to day basis. But since I want to write about them, I seek the extraordinary elements in each of these small parts of life. I polish and shine the golden moments of life and put them out for display for my readers.
Post by post, one day at a time, I am writing the story of my life as I want to live it, as I want to remember it. Amy Purdy never wrote a real book, but she created her story in way that there will be many more, like me, writing about her. She created her own powerful story visualizing her life as a book. I want to create my life story by actually writing my life book.