My Interview with Author Spotlight
Recently I had the honor of being interviewed by Becky Norwood, of Spotlight Your Business.
We discussed my book, Do You Know Your Mom’s Story? 365 Questions You Need to Ask Her.
I share why I wrote it and what my hope is for it.
I had interviewed many women who were in their 80’s, 90’s and 100’s who back in their day had stepped outside the norm – they worked or got educated. That had to have taken a lot of guts. I learned a lot about their journey. The biggest surprise though? Was that they hadn’t shared their journey or their story with their children. That broke my heart. So much lost.
Women are amazing but especially Moms. Sadly though, many women, especially moms and especially the older moms don’t see their lives as all that important and they carry around guilt and shame and embarrassment and that which they were taught – not to brag. The times were such that women were taught to work, to do for others and to not really talk about it. And emotions weren’t seen as all that useful.
It is so important to get Moms to share their story – it is such a gift, such a legacy.
Bridge the gap, get to know your mom’s story.
To get your story down on paper, there are several ways to approach it. First thing, stop thinking, just write.
- get your information down on paper, then you can fix it
- do an interview, talk to someone and share your story
- record your information
- speak to type software
The key is to get it down on paper, then you have something to play with, something to build on.