Using a large piece of paper or your computer, create a timeline with increments of no more than 5 years at a time. Begin with your birth and end with your current age. Now think back over the years and make notes of any significant occurences, struggles or adventures. Fill out the timeline as completely as you can. Once you’re done, take a look and see if any patterns emerge. If they don’t, that’s okay. Set the timeline aside for now.

If you had to choose a “theme” for your life so far, what would you call it?