Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Autobiography of Jessica Lifshitz

As part of the paperwork that we have to complete before we can have our next meeting with our adoption counselor, Carla and I each have to write an autobiography that provides answers to a very long list of questions.  I decided to try starting mine today and while I think I have only answered about 1/8 of the questions, I have already written three pages.  I cannot believe that anyone is going to be able to read what I am writing without falling asleep from boredom.  My life is just not that interesting and yet I seem to have a whole lot to say about it.  Like most things, I am probably way over-thinking this thing and probably don't need to be writing half as much as I am actually writing.  But that's just not how I do things. Why say what you have to say in ten words when you can use fifty words to say the same thing.  I am pretty sure that if I were to grade my own writing as a teacher, I would point out a whole lot of places where I have said the same thing multiple times in different words.  I am pretty sure I have taught the kids that they should never do that.  Oh well!

I am going to walk away from it for a bit and try again in a few hours.  If this is only the start of the paperwork, I cannot even begin to imagine how long it is all going to take.

I will keep you all posted on the progress.  I just needed to take a break!


  1. Sometimes the best thing to do is just get it all out. And then edit the living hell out of it. :) Good luck!

  2. You may be surprised to find out that in fact your life is an extraordinary one - filled with the kind of experiences that will help prepare you to be an awesome mom to some lucky, lucky child.

  3. Finally finished last night. A total of 8 pages. Thanks for the encouragement!