I have been getting a lot of very nice comments about my writing from people who have been reading this blog. Thanks, by the way! I am enjoying blogging and it greatly helps me process the thoughts and emotions that have been so much a part of this new journey of my life.
For several months now, I have been toying with an idea for a book, and all of the encouragement about my writing has made me think a little more seriously about at least exploring it. So this is sort of a feeler, to see how the research portion might go.
The idea of the book, very loosely, is to interview people about the question “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” I’m interested to hear what people find important to have learned through life. I expect to hear trivial and deep, serious and silly. I then want to interview high school and college age students (my thought is to use psychology classes if I can interest a few teachers in the idea) about why the idea of learning from the experience of someone older is negative to them, and how wisdom/experience could be presented to them in a way they would receive.
Anyway, that’s the idea, or the beginning of the idea. So what I want is to try to get a sample of beginning interviews or pre-interviews. If you would please take a few minutes and write your answer to the question (don’t try to be eloquent or fancy, just write like you would talk to me). It can be a few sentences or a few paragraphs, whatever feels right to you. So – What do YOU know now that you wish you knew then?
You can answer either by using the “comment” feature, or by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for helping me with this. I think it could be a really good project for me during my treatment and recovery, but it’s also something I’ve been interested in for a while. Looking forward to hearing from you and hearing about you and what you think!